After a decade, The Expendables franchise is coming to an end with The Expendables 4. Sylvester Stallone returns as the invincible veteran mercenary, Barney Ross, along with his team. This fourth installment follows The Expendables 3 and marks the final outing for Stallone in the series. Directed by Scott Waugh, a former stunt performer turned filmmaker, the movie continues the tradition of being based on an original story by Spenser Cohen. Cohen is also a co-scriptwriter, along with Max Adams and John Joseph Connolly. Jason Statham, another lead actor, also serves as a producer, alongside Avi Lerner, Les Weldon, Yariv Lerner, and Kevin King. Fans can expect an action-packed and thrilling conclusion to this ensemble action franchise.
The Expendables 4: Latest News
The newest updates about Expendables 4 include the release of the first trailer, which offers fans a sneak peek at the action-packed franchise’s return. The reports suggest that the franchise is taking a different direction, with Jason Statham’s character, Lee Christmas, being prominently featured in the footage, while Sylvester Stallone’s Barney Ross makes a brief appearance. The trailer showcases the star-studded cast and exciting action scenes without revealing too much about the plot of this fourth movie.
On June 7, 2023, Lionsgate released a trailer for The Expendables 4 online. The trailer features intense action scenes and highlights Jason Statham, Megan Fox, and Sylvester Stallone in their respective roles.
The Expendables 4 Story: What Could Happen?
In the fourth installment of the franchise, Barney Ross and his team of mercenaries embark on a mission to take down an arms dealer who commands a large private army.
So far, we have confirmation that Barney, Lee, Gunner, and Toll will reprise their original roles in The Expendables 4. They will embark on another dangerous and explosive mission, as they usually do, with the help of some new team members. It seems that Lee’s character will take the spotlight in this installment. This could imply that Ross might either meet his fate by the end or midway through the story, or he might retire and pass the leadership to Lee.
The Expendables 4 presents various possibilities for the characters, and we can’t predict how far these tough guys will go for one last showdown until we witness their actions on screen. For Barney Ross, it will likely be an emotional farewell as he reaches the end of this thrilling and enjoyable journey.
One of the most exciting updates about The Expendables 4 is the addition of new action stars to the franchise. While Sylvester Stallone will return as Barney Ross, the team’s leader, he has confirmed that his role will be smaller this time. Instead, Jason Statham will take the main focus as Lee Christmas. Other returning cast members from the original Expendables team include Dolph Lundgren and Randy Couture.
Unfortunately, some franchise regulars will not be returning for this fourth movie. Terry Crews, Jet Li, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, all of whom had reduced roles in the third movie, will not be part of the new installment.
Excitingly, The Expendables 4 will welcome some new famous faces to the team. Megan Fox, known for her role in the Transformers franchise, will be joining as a team member with romantic ties to Jason Statham’s character, Lee Christmas. Rapper/actor Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson will also be part of the team. One of the most intriguing additions is Iko Uwais from The Raid, who will portray the primary villain in the movie.
The cast will also feature Oscar-nominee Andy Garcia as the operative who brings the plan to the Expendables, and he will join them on their mission. Additionally, Levy Tran and Jacob Scipio will play other members of the team. The inclusion of these new famous faces adds even more anticipation to The Expendables 4, promising an action-packed and star-studded adventure for fans to enjoy.
The Expendables 4 Release Date
The long-awaited release of The Expendables 4 is set for September 22, 2023. After facing various delays and uncertainties, the movie was officially confirmed and completed filming in late 2021.
The movie is reportedly planned as the beginning of a new trilogy, taking the franchise in a new direction after rumors of a female Expendables spinoff.