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Mel Gibson and Antonio Banderas Set for 'The Expendables 3'

August 10, 2013 (2:08 am) GMT
Sylvester Stallone confirms the inclusion of both actors in the sequel, with the 'Braveheart' star tapped to be the villain.

New additions to the cast ensemble of "" are revealed. now confirms to Entertainment Weekly that , who has long been rumored to join the action-heavy pic, is indeed signed on, with a coveted role as the bad guy entrusted to the "Braveheart" actor.

Besides Gibson, Sly announces that another new face introduced in the third installment is "The Mask of Zorro" star . The role for the three-time Golden Globe-nominated actor, who is also known for voicing Puss in Boots in "Shrek" films, is still unknown as of now.

The news comes days after Stallone axed , who reportedly demanded $4 million for four days of consecutive work on location in Bulgaria. To fill in for the "" actor, Sly has cast "Indiana Jones" star .

"I think [Willis] was pretty surprised he was replaced in 72 hours by Harrison Ford - a better actor, a much nicer person and a more interesting direction for the film," a source close to the production told The Hollywood Reporter.

, and will reprise their roles. UFC champion and are on board for supporting roles.

The movie will be directed by Patrick Hughes, with Avi Lerner serving as producer. Lionsgate has set it for August 15, 2014 release.

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