As far as movie premieres go, Sylvester Stallone is a seasoned pro.
And the veteran actor certainly didn’t disappoint when he emerged at the world premiere of the highly anticipated flick The Expendables 3 in London’s Leicester Square on Monday evening.
Flanked by his beloved three daughters Sophia, Sistene, Scarlet and wife Jennifer Flavin, the 68-year-old looked dapper in a dark green velvet blazer teamed with a pocket square, black trousers and a crisp white shirt.
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A proud moment! Actor Sylvester Stallone is joined by his three daughters and wife at the world premiere of The Expendables 3 in London on Monday
The film, which is directed by Patrick Hughes, is the sequel to the popular 2012 flick The Expendables 2 and boasts a star studded cast including Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Kellan Lutz, Terry Crews, Antonio Banderas, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The Expendabelles spin off is to start shooting early next year and work is nearly complete on the script for the upcoming motion picture, which will be made up of a largely female cast, with a view to starting work on the project in 2015.
Tough as nails: During a press conference earlier in the day the movie star revealed he had to have a metal plate inserted into his back after a nasty fall while shooting The Expendables 3
Keeping a sense of humour about it! ‘I usually grade the quality of the film by the intensity of the injury,’ Sylvester joked
Thumbs up! The 68-year-old looked dapper in a velvet blazer and black trousers
Scrubbing up a treat! Returning cast member Jason Statham put his best foot forward in a navy suit
Mayhem! The 47-year-old made sure to stop and talk to fans
Oh what a night! (From left to right) Kellan Lutz, Wesley Snipes, Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Banderas and Jason Statham strike a playful pose
Clowning around… Sylvester cracks a joke much to the amusement of his cast mates
And the crowd goes wild! Excited fans packed out the iconic venue in the hopes of getting a glimpse of Sylvester
Speaking at a press conference to promote The Expendables 3 in central London on Monday Avi explained: ‘We are writing the final lines of the script, we’ve got lots of ideas about who is going to be in it. We’re going to do it at the beginning of next year, that’s all I can say about this movie right now.’
Sylvester, who has been a part of all three movies in his role as main character Barney Ross, admitted he would love to see Sigourney Weaver lead The Expendabelles into battle in the role as his on-screen wife.
‘With The Expendabelles we’ve got a situation where we’re in unchartered waters. Do we put all women actresses together, would that really work? Or do we have some women who are actually really known to be tough, fighters,’ he said.
Schwarzenegger and Stallone star in The Expendables 3
It’s show time! The highly-anticipated flick is directed by Patrick Hughes
There’s no stopping him! He might have suffered a serious injury while filming but he didn’t let that jeopardise the production
Selfie time! Actor Kellan Lutz makes a fan’s night by posing for a photo
You can leave your hat on: British actor Vinnie Jones added a fedora to his three piece suit
Dapper: Cast member Antonio Banderas opted for a timeless tailored black suit
Star studded cast! Wesley Snipes is among the many famous faces in the film
Everyone’s a fan! Presenter Jonathan Ross kept a firm grasp on his VIP ticket
So much hype! Earlier on Monday the stars gathered for a press conference at the Corinthia Hotel in London
Flexing their goods! Sylvester and Kellan showed off their buff arms in a macho pose
Blood, sweat and tears… Antonio Banderas, second left, revealed he suffered an injury on set as well