Confirmed: Mel Gibson will play the villain in The Expendables 3

Mel Gibson has joined the cast of The Expendables 3 as the film's villain, reported Entertainment Weekly.

Alongside the Lethal Weapon, Antonio Banderas will also have a role in the upcoming action flick.

Sylvester Stallone has recruited the pair to bolster his all-star cast of action heroes, which already includes Harrison Ford, Jet Li, Jason Statham and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The movie is scheduled for a release late next year.

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