In the upcoming installment of The Expendables franchise, titled “Expend4bles,” (The Expendables 4) you can expect a riveting and action-packed storyline that combines both veteran and new generation stars.
Notably, Sylvester Stallone, a pivotal figure behind the series, has announced that this will mark his final portrayal of Barney Ross, the team leader.
Stallone has expressed his confidence in Jason Statham to carry the franchise forward. (Lionsgate Movies)
The dynamic duo of Jason Statham and Sylvester Stallone are set to grace the screen once again in “Expend4bles,” the latest addition to the high-octane franchise tailored for mature audiences.
The new red band trailer for the movie, released alongside 11-character posters, offers a glimpse into the adrenaline-pumping action that fans have come to expect.
The film is scheduled for release in a month’s time, specifically on September 22.
Stallone’s departure from the franchise, portraying Barney Ross for the last time, has a bittersweet undertone.
The genesis of the original Expendables movie can be traced back to Stallone, who not only penned the screenplay but also took on the directorial reins.
The concept was borne from Stallone’s longstanding contemplation of a unique idea— The unprecedented success of the initial installment paved the way for an array of sequels, leading to the birth of a full-fledged franchise.
For “Expend4bles,” the directorial helm has been passed to Scott Waugh, with a storytelling and scriptwriting team comprising Kurt Wimmer, Tad Daggerhart, Max Adams, Spenser Cohen, and Dave Callaham.
The film boasts a star-studded cast, including Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Megan Fox, Dolph Lundgren, Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Randy Couture, Jacob Scipio, Levy Tran, and Andy Garcia.
The imminent release of the film is set on September 22.