Must Watch: Awesome Promo Trailer for The Expendables!

October 13, 2009
Source: ComingSoon

The Expendables Promo Trailer

I've been waiting and waiting for a trailer for Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables! This isn't the official trailer, I'm sure Lionsgate won't be too happy, but damnit, it's so awesome I can't help myself! ComingSoon has posted the first promo trailer (made to sell the movie to distributors) for The Expendables, which will hit theaters next August. This badass movie stars Sly Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Steve Austin, Eric Roberts, Mickey Rourke, Brittany Murphy, Danny Trejo, Charisma Carpenter, and so many others. I don't think I need to say anything else - just fire this bad boy up & enjoy!

Watch the first promo trailer for Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables:

Trailer removed at the request of Lionsgate. Sorry guys!

We expect this trailer to be pulled down by Lionsgate very soon, so check it out now while you still can!

The story follows a team of mercenaries who head to South America on a mission to overthrow a dictator.

The Expendables is both written and directed by legendary action actor and filmmaker Sylvester Stallone, who has also directed Paradise Alley, Rocky 2, 3, and 4, as well as the most recent Rambo movie. This is a Nu Image / Millennium Films production produced by Avi Lerner and Les Weldon. Lionsgate is bringing The Expendables to theaters starting on August 20th, 2010 late next year. Glad to see its very hard R!

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Popcorn action at its best!

JOHN on Oct 13, 2009


This movie looks really really good ... cant wait

Woot on Oct 13, 2009


I'm in!

Dirk Diggler on Oct 13, 2009


Awww man awesome...ridiculously simple plot, intentionally cheesy one liners and the Stat with dual shivs. Can you get any better?.....and Dolph Lundgren with an actual american accent. Man I am sold.

Cody on Oct 13, 2009


hope dialogue in the film will be better than it is in the trailer or else it'll just be some middle of the road action movie

FredT on Oct 13, 2009


Ohhhhhhhh yeaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Trip on Oct 13, 2009


O yeah and 1:58 awesome.

Cody on Oct 13, 2009


i was really looking forward to this 🙁 hope it looks better with the actual trailer.

Al on Oct 13, 2009


I'm definitely excited about seeing The Expendables, but I'm not sure I was impressed with the footage in this promo. Some of the dialogue seems a bit wooden, and Jet Li's character was out of place in most of his scenes. Anyway I'm sure it's still going to be a kick ass movie.

Jon on Oct 13, 2009


looks horrible

yes on Oct 13, 2009


Eric Fucking Roberts! Ha har!!! YES!

TediusTed on Oct 13, 2009



eric estrada on Oct 13, 2009


This looks pretty bad ass. A throwback to the 80s action flicks. It's great to see Dolph Lundgren making his way back to the big screen. I'm there!! 🙂

Spider on Oct 13, 2009


yoooooooooooooooo......this is the shit!

Batman on Oct 13, 2009


Ivan Drago and Rocky back in the ring I'm's ... noooot rocky 7 whaaaaaaattt!!!

Mac on Oct 13, 2009


Ivan Drago and Rocky back in the ring I'm's ... noooot rocky 7 whaaaaattt!!!

Mac on Oct 13, 2009


in the words of Jim Ross: STONE COLD! STONE COLD! STONE COLD! sucks that he plays a bad guy

Cesking on Oct 13, 2009


great casting plus movie

ishteaque on Oct 13, 2009


Horrible...looks like a straight to dvd movie!

tankmaster on Oct 13, 2009


It looks a bit b rated but in the coolest way possible.

CLAW on Oct 13, 2009


Doh! hope Li survived at the end of movie... I hate when kick-ass asian dudes always dead in almost any action movies plot. (eg, Kang at Rambo 4)

Jack on Oct 13, 2009


Randy Couture better kick some major ass in this movie.

Farris on Oct 13, 2009



Charlie on Oct 13, 2009



jaron on Oct 13, 2009



FancyMonocle on Oct 13, 2009


Super. Fucking. Awesome. Badass. Period.

Eddy on Oct 13, 2009


wow I cant believe I just wasted 30 seconds on that crap (I turned it off after 30 secs) Mind numbing suckiness guaranteed.

Tomi Lahdesmaki on Oct 13, 2009


This looks retarded. And not in a good way...

ryan on Oct 13, 2009


This looks really bad.

crumb on Oct 13, 2009


almost no plot. Cheesy dialogue. Stallone,Statham, Li, Lundgren, Cotoure, AND Stone Cold Steve Austin in one movie. BRING IT ON

Chris on Oct 13, 2009


Cool I was wondering how long it would take for the AA 12 Automatic Shotgun to make it into a Movie!!

wesley on Oct 13, 2009


What a lot of people have to take into consideration is: When a film is finished (in terms of editing), it gets a color-correction edit-job. That really makes a film look more "professional", thorough, and consistant. Second, we're getting a lot of lines out of context (as you would in an official trailer). But this is being used to sell the movie to distros. Im fairly certain that when the official trailer comes out, there will be less words, and less words out of context, and more action. And lastly, the sound design isn't fully there. Along with the proper edits, and everything that goes with that. And really, ALL of those things together can either make or break a trailer. And personally, I think they're going to do it right for the official trailer. Im not only defending this trailer because I am super fucking jacked to see it (I saw Rambo 9 times [and yes, paid for] in theatres). But I also know that Stallone hit rock bottom in the late 90's and early 00's, so I know that he knows he has no margin for error (Rocky Balboa being his disguised auto-biography).

Branden on Oct 13, 2009


Sorry but this was just awesome! I love how Sly pulls a 80s revival Action movie out of nowhere...Love love loveeee it! And a fight Dolph L vs Jet L??? CRAZY!!!!!

sd on Oct 13, 2009


It looks like a straight to DVD action flick. And with Eric Roberts in it I'm sure we'll be seeing this on HBO at around 2 or 3 in the morning when I'm getting home from Roscoe's like the rest of his movies.

clippers350 on Oct 13, 2009


As odd as this is to say....I could do without Stallone in this movie. I'm cool with it being an 80's revival action flick, but there's a reason movies that were big in the 80's won't survive in today's theaters. The audience has changed, and aside from people who loved cheesy 80's action one is going to see this. The bar has been raised as far as action scenes are concerned. Think about it. When was the last time you saw an action flick that didn't have the most acrobatic and off the wall fight scene's? Old 80's movies had basic stand up fighting with a little spin kick here and there. Which brings me to why I'm pumped to see this movie. I'm excited to see the styles mixed. With Jason Statham in this film...I'm there, but throw in Jet Li as well. Those are probably today's main action stars (at least the good ones....Vin Diesel counts too I suppose) and if you blend their style of action with Stallone and Dolph's old school style and you might find some magic. Kind of like a an ensemble buddy cop movie with a young cop and an old cop. Old guys and their style, vs the young guns and their style. It could be pretty exciting....but ultimately I'm only expecting to see pointless violence at it's best.

ImaginaryVisionary on Oct 13, 2009


Stallone looks a lot better in this than he did in John Rambo. Glad to see him more normal again. Looking forward to this.

gplongwood on Oct 13, 2009


Kicks assssss!! Way to go Stallone! This is a very cool, good old-action movie!!

leiner on Oct 13, 2009



Toucmyinfection on Oct 13, 2009


does any one else's eyes hurt of all those explosions or is it just me @_@

Madnezz344 on Oct 13, 2009


Holy crap this looks like total ass. What the hell Sly? Very disappointing, lot's of kool-aid is being drunk by people who think this looks like anything above a C grade film.

DukePhoenix on Oct 13, 2009


bring it happy feet! phoenix go change your tampon.

lego on Oct 13, 2009


I'm there...

Dude on Oct 13, 2009


I think my folks rented this out for me when I was a kid in the mid 80's. Looks kind of at that quality.

Crapola on Oct 13, 2009



Nick Sears on Oct 13, 2009


This movie looks so epically cheesy and horrible...I have to see it. I said long ago, the casting alone is going to make me go watch this.

Sabes on Oct 13, 2009


yeah this wasn't the best promo ever, but I got hopes that the final product will end up being good.

Xerxex on Oct 13, 2009


... Wel, I'm sold!

judasbarron on Oct 13, 2009


O. M. G. Oh Yes. Incredible. Instant Fanatic.

Wylles on Oct 13, 2009


/me Wants a Trilogy...

Wylles on Oct 13, 2009


absolutely awesome. can't wait.

kinks on Oct 13, 2009


@46......CLASSIC! Nothing is over! Nothing! You just don't turn it off! It wasn't my war! You asked me, I didn't ask you! And I did what I had to do to win! But somebody wouldn't let us win! And I come back to the world and I see all those maggots at the airport, protesting me, spitting. Calling me baby killer and all kinds of vile crap! Who are they to protest me? Who are they? Unless they've been me and been there and know what the hell they're yelling about!

Dan on Oct 13, 2009


Why don't they just show the whole film while they're at it!?

Shuriken on Oct 14, 2009


The 80's called they want their movie back

OCP on Oct 14, 2009


Bravo #46 I hope the studio has already commissioned 2 sequels. I can't wait.

Ostilad on Oct 14, 2009


Some great lines and some really B movie lines. Might be a dvd rent if they dont pull something new out of the bag. Looks a bit like an old 90's action film which aint always a bad thing.

dom on Oct 14, 2009


Stallone,Statham, Li, Lundgren, Cotoure, Stone Cold get together and planning to make a movie, but after 30 sec. they all shouted: "FUCK THE PLOT!...." .. later The Expendables..

Leo on Oct 14, 2009


That looks fuckin Rank i am sorry to say, seems more like a cheap ass made for TV movie and was wrote and directed by the cunt who made knots landing.

LV 426 on Oct 14, 2009


it's so bad ... its good

graymer on Oct 14, 2009


i hope this is supposed to be a works as that. but, as a serious movie it's a joke. tired, cheesy dialogue and standard action make this look like "direct to dvd" fare.

beavis on Oct 14, 2009


haha!! This movie looks like a classic 80's action flick! Brilliant!! Also is it just me or does Stallone look like an older, buffer Robert Downey Jr with that goatee??

Luke on Oct 14, 2009


Wow Can't wait to see this one!! ya'll need to go change your diapers who ever is dissing this b rated masterpiece, Its pure fucking genius =)

titulitus on Oct 14, 2009



Solo Dolo Polo on Oct 14, 2009


This looks so awesomely cheesy! Can't wait.

Tra la la la la di da on Oct 14, 2009


I'm going to hold off seeing this trailer. It's a promo put together for distributors as opposed to normal audiences so I can't be sure how polished it will look, how much it will give away or how representative it will be of the final product. This case having been highlighted with the early trailers they used for Rambo. Anyone remember the horrible A team military type or the even worse "you know his name, you know what he's capable of..." talk over finishing with the snake leaping at the screen. Awful. Sly can count on my attendance when the film comes out so I don't need to sully the experience with this.

Payne by name on Oct 14, 2009


The 80's called - they want their script back.

Bash on Oct 14, 2009


good ole' action flick with a group of great actors, simple plots and alot of explosions..this really will be a great movie to go see!

AC on Oct 14, 2009


Wheee! The 80's are back! 🙂

David Banner on Oct 14, 2009


I was really looking forward to this. But that looks like crap, regardless of trailer production values.

YK on Oct 14, 2009


promo looks wack..but its action-packed

Trey on Oct 14, 2009


Looks great, wish Lundgren was a good guy. Was that the detective from Dexter in the movie?

hale on Oct 14, 2009



Antioch on Oct 14, 2009


Old school action flick done right?!!?! MAYbe. I think it will pull in a mint though.

bozo on Oct 14, 2009


Looks AWESOME. Crews with the Street Sweeper (like the rest of the movie) was BAD ASS. Can't wait for a good popcorn flick like this.

wHiskey Tango... on Oct 14, 2009


This looks like a really bad 80's movie!

Hulk on Oct 14, 2009


To all those who are complaining that it looks like an 80s' flick....yes it does and I think that's what Sly wanted to relive...the good ole days of the 80s shoot-em-up, me against a thousand kinda movie.....Bring it on, first in line to see it.

Dan on Oct 14, 2009


I cant wait! Where was Danny Trejo though?

Sam on Oct 14, 2009


looks like a mediocre 90's movie wtf

ADM-86 on Oct 14, 2009


Chad as fuck! Hell yeah!

ross on Oct 14, 2009


Looks awesome. Stallone can do no wrong.

Vold on Oct 14, 2009


Hmmm, word has gone out that the sites that have posted the trailer need to remove them ASAP. Yet, while the trailer has been removed from ComingSoon, it is still available here.

Travis on Oct 14, 2009



Lisa on Oct 14, 2009


this movie will be full of stars and full of suck!

L1A on Oct 14, 2009


looks like a syfy studio

bleh on Oct 14, 2009


where's chuck norris?

indyjack on Oct 14, 2009


Why no mercenary does that here in Venezuela?? (Oh right, i forgot that the movie is about ''some place in south america''... nice)

Zandhu on Oct 14, 2009


ill download it or sneak in cause there is no way in hell I'm giving Stallone any of my fucking money.

DoomCanoe on Oct 14, 2009


Holly Shit! I am definitley in, can't wait to see Dolph Vs. Li

Fisherr on Oct 14, 2009


Gave me a Semi! !!!!......... FanF'nTastic!

I am Ron Burgandy? on Oct 14, 2009


the 80s called. they said that stallone doesnt need # 87s money.

tim on Oct 14, 2009


So is this operating in the "so bad it's good" universe? Is this a tongue-in-cheek action film? On a production level it looks cheesy and kinda cheap, not helping if the movie wants to be taken seriously. Or is this just an out-and-out no apologies B-film? Can somebody tell me what's going on with Jet Li? I may be going insane but I could swore he announced his retirement 2 years ago.

Script Shadow on Oct 14, 2009


amazing..... 3 of the best action stars come together on the same team.....i thought stallone was done after rambo but hes never done is he....cant wait for it...

Xplosive on Oct 14, 2009


That looks terrible lol. Maybe worth a laugh.

JimD on Oct 14, 2009


Has Razzies all over it!!! bad filmmaking

mov on Oct 14, 2009


Just so you all are aware, these things are made prior to any sort of final edit. There are no effects beyond just the practical stuff and MAYBE some cheap stand-in CG stuff, the sound is probably from the boom mic and not mixed, the music hasn't been written yet... It's not a good way to judge the quality of a movie. There's been practically no post work done on this yet. It was probably cut while they were still shooting the thing, since they seemed to be just intercutting the same three or four scenes with each other. So yeah, this flick still looks great to me. The only thing that turns me off is the berets they wear, but I'm sure I'll be able to get over that (and it looks like it's not through the whole flick, so that's good). @Script Shadow: Jet Li said he didn't want to make any more martial arts movies and start taking some more serious roles. I'm more concerned about Donnie Yen, who has stated that he's going to stop making films altogether. That pisses me off because not only is he a great martial artist, he's a really great actor. I'm hoping that he really said he was going to stop doing martial arts films and that I just got a bad translation of that or something, cause he's not that old and can act with the best of them.

Squiggly_P on Oct 14, 2009


This version/cut of the trailer is lame, you should just pull it down because its going to give off bad publicity for the public at least. I mean if i saw this not knowing it was a promo, well then i would have avoided this film altogether

Nikhil Hariharan on Oct 15, 2009


Rambo and Friends - The Movie

F.C. on Oct 15, 2009


Way too "funny".

Sebastian Selig on Oct 15, 2009


there is one thing this movie is missing.........tits!!!!

anthony2 on Oct 15, 2009


I own you!!!! Haha, cheesy one liners! Multiple Angle explosions, car chases, and good old fashion action scenes! I am there! The 80's are back, in a good way!

ricanman on Oct 15, 2009


sly is trying to achieve realism and b-movie style at the same time, I'm not sure this will work, and the dialogue already sounds painful.

vic on Oct 15, 2009


Sly has said already about how this movie is structured. Its a revisiting of the 80's blended together with mordern day elements. No one should expect Quentin Tarantino dialogue. Action and special effects should be off the chain. I am so in.

Ostilad on Oct 15, 2009


That's such an action hero sausagefest there! You can smell the balls....

Google the Oct8pus on Oct 15, 2009


I am COMPLETELY with #14... WOOHOO for Lundgren... hahahaa... gonna be so cheesy.. and I am gonna love every minute of it. and Jet Li for Comic relief.. hmmm... HELL YEAH

Dusty on Oct 15, 2009


If this entry is true, there is no more Brittany? "The script went through a re-write and Brittany Murphy’s character was deleted." from the official blog at

David on Oct 15, 2009


That was pure epicness.

DarkLiberator on Oct 15, 2009


this is northamerican bullshit! looks terrible and so fun, ohh yeah!!! thanks Stalone

emiliano on Oct 15, 2009


looks totally 80's! Worth watching just for the cast alone!

Lando on Oct 15, 2009


Amazing cast!! And love those cheesy one-liners... can't get better than this. I would watch this even it had the worst story ever!

Natsu on Oct 15, 2009


Add in Michael Jai White and this cast could be completed.

JTaylor on Oct 15, 2009



Ummmok on Oct 15, 2009


anyone expecting anything more that badass action out of this movie needs to shut the hell up. It's like watching Sesame Street and saying "this show is too kiddie". I hope there is no plot at all and just 100mins of dudes fighting,shooting guns, blowing shit up and talking shit about it. Serioulsy. If you want a plot, go watch soap operas or the Notebook or some other girl movie and let the men have out action porn.

carolinaHaze on Oct 16, 2009


Really need to see that dolph lundgren/jet li fight in full. Immediately. Pronto. Quickly. I mean right now.

DSTAR on Oct 16, 2009


OF COURSE it's a B MOVIE! But it's STALLONE'S B move! A f**king kick ass old school Dirty Dozen guy flick. Why don't you hater M**therf**ckers get on line for SEX IN THE CITY 2!! I Hear it's coming out next year!! If you hurry you can get ticket's!

janeorim on Oct 17, 2009


beaners got wasted, yo

Harmon on Oct 23, 2009


I'm looking forward to this! It looks like a fun action movie.

Ray on Nov 1, 2009


They better keep this movie Rated R but i have read that its going to be a PG 13, They always say its not a bad thing because Diehard 4 was one, i say back to them , yeah but Diehard 4 sucked

The Goodfella on Dec 22, 2009


Mickey Rourke really did awesome acting on this one! Awesome acting!

Orlando on Sep 10, 2010

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