The action series has been quiet for a long time, but now Sylvester Stallone has announced on Instagram that a new “Expendables” film is out.
In 2010 Sylvester Stallone started the legendary action series “The Expendables”. He was able to fill the cinema halls with top-class stars, followed by the sequels “The Expendables 2” and “The Expendables 3”. Following the third part’s release, rumours spread that a “The Expendables 4” film was planned and that a spin-off would even be produced in which only female actresses would play. Nothing has come of this so far, but Stallone shared a post on Instagram and finally delivers an update.
The actor posted a picture showing an arm tattooed with Stallone’s “The Expendables” character Barney Ross. Underneath, the Hollywood star announces that a “The Expendables” spin-off will be shot from October 2021 and that the film will have the provisional working title “Christmas Story”. Check out the post here:
That Could Be What “The Expendables” Spin-Off Is All About
Sylvester Stallone did not reveal anything about the film’s premise, but as the working title suggests, “The Expendables” character Lee Christmas could become the focus of the film. Lee Christmas was portrayed by Jason Statham, who starred in all three parts of the series. There were already rumours of a spin-off about Statham’s character, but now the suspicions could turn true.
Before that, there were already some indications from Stallone and “The Expendables” star Randy Couture that “The Expendables 4” shooting would start in the fall. The only question is whether the project is a pure spin-off or whether the title will be changed to “The Expendables 4” after all.
What Exactly Awaits Us For A Film Remains Exciting
“The Expendables 3” disappointed some fans because the movie was rated PG-13, which means that the action flick significantly reduced its level of violence. Stallone was also anything but satisfied with the downgrade, which is why the upcoming “The Expendables” film will probably be much more brutal again.
The actor and ex-martial artist revealed that filming would take place in October 2021. This means that the film could hit theatres as early as the summer of 2023. Fans can most likely look forward to a troop full of action icons on a dangerous mission. Hopefully, we will soon find out what exactly this will look like.