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If Marvel's The Avengers are 'Earth's Mightiest Heroes', then The Expendables are Earth's -- and Hollywood's -- mightiest action heroes -- and they're on Vanity Fair.

Throughout the 1980s (and early 1990s), Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Bruce Willis became the action hero trinity thanks to the Rocky, Conan, Rambo, The Terminator, and Die Hard films.

In that era, where shows like The A-Team ruled the airwaves, to be an action hero like Sly, Arnie, and Bruce, you must have qualities like muscles, knives, guns, attitude, humor, and heart -- a Lethal Weapon like Mel Gibson's Martin Riggs if you plan on saving the world from the forces of evil and injustice.

Sly reassembles Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, and Arnie to lock and reload for The Expendables 3, where Barney Ross and his team of old-generation mercenaries joins forces with the next generation to take on Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), an arms dealer seeking revenge against the Expendables, the outfit that he co-founded with Ross.

Joining Stallone are Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Glen Powell, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Victor Ortiz, Kelsey Grammer, and Harrison Ford, who replace Willis on a 'short notice' due Bruce wanting more money; Sly tweeted Bruce as 'greedy' and 'lazy'. Bruce was in the first two Expendables as Mr. Church, the shadowy covert operator who hired Ross and his team for only two reasons: as long as the job's real and the money's real.

The Expendables 3 comes out on August 15 (my birthday!)

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