After an interlude of nearly nine years, the Expendables are back in action. The first official trailer for the fourth installment of the Expendables franchise has been unveiled, marking the end of a long hiatus for the film series. The movie, aptly titled “Expend4bles,” is slated for release on September 22.
The Expendables, led by Sylvester Stallone’s Barney Ross, are ready to take on the world once again. The team, known for their grit and determination, is set to embark on another thrilling adventure.
The Ensemble Cast
The upcoming film sees franchise veterans Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, and Randy Couture reprising their roles alongside Stallone. The ensemble cast is further enriched with new additions including Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Megan Fox, Tony Jaa, Jacob Scipio, Levy Tran, Eddie Hall, Iko Uwais, and Andy Garcia.
The trailer introduces us to Fox’s character, who shares a complex history with Statham’s character, Lee Christmas. Following a heated encounter, she joins the Expendables squad for their latest mission. The team, a mix of newcomers and old-timers, bonds over guns, explosions, and a shared love for action.
The Expendables Legacy
The third Expendables film was released in 2014, marking a significant nine-year gap since the world last saw the crew in action. Despite the third movie’s lower grossing numbers compared to its predecessors and Stallone’s temporary departure due to creative differences, the anticipation for the fourth film has been palpable.
The addition of notable cast members, including martial artists Jaa and Uwais, promises a dynamic and much-needed expansion for the franchise. The impending sequel is gearing up to be a thrilling ride for fans and newcomers alike.
Behind the Scenes
While Stallone directed the franchise’s debut and served as a writer for the first three Expendables films, he is solely focusing on acting for the fourth installment. Scott Waugh has taken the director’s chair for “The Expendables 4,” with Max Adams and Spencer Coven penning its script.
The film is a creation of Millennium Media and Campbell Grobman Films and will be distributed by Lionsgate. The collaboration of these renowned production houses ensures a high-quality cinematic experience for the audience.
The Expendables 4 is set to bring back the thrill and excitement that fans have been eagerly waiting for. With a star-studded cast, a compelling storyline, and high-octane action sequences, the film is poised to make a significant impact on the action cinema landscape. The countdown to September 22 has begun, and the world is ready to welcome the Expendables back to the big screen.