Mel Gibson and Antonio Banderas are the latest big names to be officially confirmed for the cast of The Expendables 3.

Rumours were circulating last month that the What Women Want star would be joining the action franchise as the bad guy after Sylvester Stallone cryptically tweeted ‘Mad Max vs Barney Ross’.Gibson famously played Mad Max in the films of the same name, while Sly plays Barney Ross in The Expendables 3.

Now the Aussie actor is officially in the movie as confirmed by Sly himself.

In a statement, Stallone also spoke of Banderas’ casting, praising him as ‘a consummate actor and a gentleman’.

The Rocky star gave no word as to what part Antonio will be playing.