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The ExpendablesThe testosterone level hit 11 last night in London's West End as Sylvester Stallone premiered his new movie, The Expendables, in Leicester Square alongside two of his action-hero co-stars - Dolph Lundgren and Jason Statham.

The fans were out in force too with lines of them screaming - "Rocky! Rocky!" And their attention wasn't missed by the Italian Stallion who exclaimed: "It's unbelievable. These guys weren't even born (then)!"

Stallone wrote, directed and starred in the film, in which he leads a gang of mercenaries who get caught up in a plot to overthrow the murderous dictator of a fictitious nation. Forget the story though, this is explosions and fight scenes galore featuring the likes of Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Terry Crews, former pro wrestler Steve Austin and Ultimate Fighting champ Randy Couture, plus cameos by Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Watch highlights from The Expendables UK premiere after the jump... The ExpendablesThe testosterone level hit 11 last night in London's West End as Sylvester Stallone premiered his new movie, The Expendables, in Leicester Square alongside two of his action-hero co-stars - Dolph Lundgren and Jason Statham.

The fans were out in force too with lines of them screaming - "Rocky! Rocky!" And their attention wasn't missed by the Italian Stallion who exclaimed: "It's unbelievable. These guys weren't even born (then)!"

Stallone wrote, directed and starred in the film, in which he leads a gang of mercenaries who get caught up in a plot to overthrow the murderous dictator of a fictitious nation. Forget the story though, this is explosions and fight scenes galore featuring the likes of Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Terry Crews, former pro wrestler Steve Austin and Ultimate Fighting champ Randy Couture, plus cameos by Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

And despite some of Stallone's action stars nearing eligibility for free bus passes, the star of Rocky and Rambo claims that The Expendables was a return to authentic action characters in an era dominated by special effects.

"It's just that you believe what you see and that guy is bigger than the show," said Stallone. "Every generation has to create their own hero and that's why you have the superhero, it's evolved. But after Avatar it's like, 'Stop, let's go back to basics'."

The Expendables explodes into cinemas on Thursday 19 August.

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