First on set image from The Expendables 2

There are a few things that make TF smile. Cats shadow boxing hair dryers . McG admitting he was wrong . The word callipygian . But sometimes a picture speaks much louder than a funny word ever could.

That's the case with this first image from the set of The Expendables 2 .

Old pals Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger reunite once more for another blockbusting encounter.

And even though Arnie will only be filming for four days, both he and Willis will have larger roles in this sequel.

Hopefully you're smiling along with us. Throw The Stath in there dangling from that helicopter blade and we'd go so far as to grin.

The Expendables 2 opens 17 August 2012.