"The Expendables" is an action film franchise created by Sylvester Stallone

"The Expendables" is an action film franchise created by Sylvester Stallone, who also stars in the movies alongside a cast of other action stars. The series is known for its ensemble cast of iconic action heroes from the 1980s and 1990s. The first film, "The Expendables," was released in 2010, followed by "The Expendables 2" in 2012, and "The Expendables 3" in 2014.

The movies follow a group of elite mercenaries known as "The Expendables" who are hired to undertake high-risk missions around the world. The ensemble cast includes Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Steve Austin, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and others.

The films are known for their over-the-top action sequences, explosions, and references to classic action movies. They pay homage to the action genre while also providing plenty of adrenaline-pumping moments for fans of action cinema.

The cast of "The Expendables"

The cast of "The Expendables" series features a star-studded ensemble of iconic action stars, with additions and changes throughout the films. Here's a breakdown of the main cast members from the series:

Main Cast:

  1. Sylvester Stallone as Barney Ross
  2. Jason Statham as Lee Christmas
  3. Jet Li as Yin Yang
  4. Dolph Lundgren as Gunner Jensen
  5. Randy Couture as Toll Road
  6. Terry Crews as Hale Caesar
  7. Mickey Rourke as Tool (only in the first film)
  8. Bruce Willis as Mr. Church (cameo in first two films, expanded role in third)
  9. Arnold Schwarzenegger as Trench Mauser (cameo in first two films, expanded role in third)

Additions and Notable Cast Members:

  • Eric Roberts as James Munroe (first film)
  • Stone Cold Steve Austin as Paine (second film)
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme as Jean Vilain (third film)
  • Chuck Norris as Booker (second film)
  • Liam Hemsworth as Billy "The Kid" Timmons (second film)
  • Mel Gibson as Conrad Stonebanks (third film)
  • Harrison Ford as Max Drummer (third film)
  • Wesley Snipes as Doctor Death (third film)
  • Antonio Banderas as Galgo (third film)
  • Kelsey Grammer as Bonaparte (third film)
  • Ronda Rousey as Luna (third film)

These are just some of the main and notable cast members across the three films in "The Expendables" series. Each film features additional supporting actors and cameo appearances, further enriching the ensemble nature of the franchise.