In the trailer, we learn that bad guy Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson) has something to do with forming The Expendables team, but has since had a falling out and is hell-bent on killing them. When Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) begins recruiting young members for “the next generation” of The Expendables, Conrad has the perfect targets to kidnap and lure the team into a trap.
The Expendables series is fabulously successful for Lionsgate; the first film made $275 million worldwide and the sequel made $305 million worldwide. Reportedly plans for a fourth film are underway, but we may not hear more details until the third film's opening weekend in August. Pierce Brosnan and Hulk Hogan are among the names rumored to be joining the franchise.