Expendables 4: What started 11 years ago is finally drawing to a close. The Expendables 4, the ensemble action-thriller franchise, will see the return of the invincible veteran mercenary Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) and his entourage. The film is a sequel to The Expendables 3 and is Stallone’s final appearance in the franchise.
Scott Waugh, a stunt performer turned filmmaker, directs The Expendables 4. The fourth part, like the previous ones, is based on an original tale by Spenser Cohen, who also works as a co-scriptwriter on the project with Max Adams and John Joseph Connolly.
Along with Avi Lerner, Les Weldon, Yariv Lerner, and Kevin King, Jason Statham, who also plays a lead character, serves as a producer.
According to what we know, the fourth film will likewise undoubtedly follow a group of mercenaries who will embark on a supercharged action-adventure to right some wrongs.
While the previous films focused on Stallone’s role, it’s rumored that the story will be different this time around, with an emphasis on the other important characters from the previous films. Aside from that, the creators and production team are currently keeping the narrative and premise under wraps.
However, we do have a number of updates on the cast and characters, background, production dates, and so on to keep you interested. So, without further ado, here is all we know so far about The Expendables 4 and what you can expect from this highly anticipated action-thriller.
Cast and crew
The Expendables franchise has always been a throwback to great action movies from the 1980s and 1990s, with an ensemble cast. The fourth installment will be no exception.
The Expendables 4 will feature the return of Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren (Rocky IV), and Randy Couture (Setup), who will reprise their original roles as the leading foursome of mercenaries from the previous three installments.
There are some new but well-known faces joining the returning cast members, including rapper/actor Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (Den of Thieves), Thai martial arts legend Tony Jaa (Ong Bak), Iko Uwais (Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins), and Megan Fox (Jennifer’s Body) as the female lead, as well as Andy Garcia, Eddie Hall, Sheila Shah, Jacob Scipio, and Len.
The main characters who have been confirmed to be in The Expendables 4 are as follows:
- Sylvester Stallone plays Barney Ross, the head of The Expendables who accepts government jobs. Barney presents himself as mostly invulnerable, but he frequently expresses sorrow about his life decisions. He is close to his teammates and frequently worries about their safety. He is a good pilot who likes to catch his prey off guard with his favorite weapon, a revolver.
- Jason Statham in the role of Lee Christmas Barney’s best friend, Lee, a former SAS soldier and Barney’s best man, can be trusted with any perilous job. Though he frequently doubts Barney’s decisions, he is devoted to his friend.
- Gunner Jensen, played by Dolph Lundgren, is adept with heavy weaponry and a vital member of The Expendables. From what we’ve seen in movies, Gunner has been mentally and emotionally unstable because of the stress and trauma of years of war and his heavy drug and alcohol use.
- Randy Couture as Toll Road. He is the Expendables’ demolition expert. Toll Road is an important character in the storylines, although he plays a minor role in the first three installments.
Fans will be disappointed by this news. So far, no official trailer for The Expendables 4 has been released. However, as we come closer to the release date, we should see some promotional films, so stay tuned for all the teasers and promos for the next action-thriller.
The Expendables 4 release date
According to Lionsgate, the distribution business, The Expendables 4 will be released in theaters in the United States sometime in 2022. However, no specific release date has been announced.
Based on the previous installments of this franchise, which were released in August, we can assume that the fourth iteration will do the same. In the meantime, keep an eye on this site for the most recent updates on The Expendables 4 release date as they become available.