While Sylvester Stallone has already advanced it through his social media, it is now official. “The Expendables” will be back next October with its fourth instalment, and great additions to its already wealthy cast have been announced.
Early Monday, the Hollywood Reporter confirmed that the popular action franchise had re-signed beloved veterans Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren and Randy Couture, who will reprise their roles from previous films. But the first female lead of the franchise will also be added with Megan Fox, who will be accompanied by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Tony Jaa.
The filmmaker in charge of the fourth instalment of “The Expendables” will be Scott Waugh, best known to the public for adapting the video game “Need for Speed”. In addition, the film will feature a libretto by Spenser Cohen, Max Adams and John Joseph Connolly.
Although there are still no official details of the plot, according to the clues that Stallone had already provided and what was mentioned by THR, there will be a slight change of command in the history of “The Expendables”. The movie will focus on Lee Christmas, played by Jason Statham, than on Stallone’s Barney Ross.
The film, whose working title is “Christmas Story”, will begin shooting in the coming weeks and will feature production by Statham. According to a Lionsgate Motion Picture spokesperson, the film will redouble its efforts by ensuring plenty of “popcorn entertainment,” as well as freshness and fun.
“The new film will up the ante. It will be the biggest and most badass adventure yet,” Jason Constantine, president of acquisitions and co-productions, said in a statement.
At 75, Sylvester Stallone Is More Active Than Ever
Despite having recently turned 75, he is already embarked on the “Samaritan” project. This Julius Avery-directed film has already shown its first preview at CinemaCon, although it is not yet available to the general public.
In addition to his already confirmed participation in the “Expendables” saga, Sylvester Stallone is also waiting for the debut of “Samaritan”, his first leading role in a superhero film. It was recently presented at Cinemacon and is scheduled to hit theatres in early 2022.
Last May, the producer and screenwriter also revealed that he had started working on a prequel series to “Rocky”, which he aims to get acquired by a streaming service in the coming months.