- “The Expendables 4” or “The Expendables” is in theaters now.
- Stars Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham return as Barney Ross and Lee Christmas.
- They are joined by new actors such as 50 Cent and Megan Fox.
In The Expendables 4, Barney Ross returns as the leader of the secret elite mercenary unit, The Expendables.
Barney is played by Sylvester Stallone, best known for his next successful film, Rocky, which spawned a major franchise. Stallone, of course, played the title character Rocky Balboa in all six films in the series and in two films in the recent Creed spin-off.
Stallone is also known for starring in five Rambo films and other commercially successful action films such as Demolition Man and Cobra.
Stallone’s most recent work included starring in Paramount+’s The King of Tulsa and starring in his own reality show, The Stallone Family.
Jason Statham plays Barney Lee’s longtime friend and deputy Christmas.
Statham is another major action star, known for his roles in the Fast and the Furious, The Meg and The Transporter franchises.
Megan Fox is a newcomer to the Expendables franchise, joining fiery ex-girlfriend Lee Jin.
Fox is best known for her starring role in the Transformers franchise and the cult film Jennifer’s Body. She also appeared in Michael Bay’s New Girl and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Fox is also known for her relationship with Machine Gun Kelly.
Another newcomer to the Expendables squad is Easy Day, a former Marine. He is played by 50 Cent, a rapper known for his numerous hit albums such as “The Massacre” and “Get Rich or Die Tryin’.”
50 has also appeared on screen in films such as Spy and Escape Plan, as well as TV series such as Vice.
Dolph Lundgren also returns for his fourth Expendables film as hulking engineer Gunner Jensen.
His most notable role was as Rocky’s rival Ivan Drago in the Rocky films, a role he also reprized in the Creed franchise. Lundgren also starred in Masters of the Universe and Aquaman.
Toll Road is the team’s demolition expert, played by Randy Couture, a former American sergeant, former MMA fighter, and former collegiate wrestler. Since becoming an actor, his most notable roles have been in the TV series The Expendables and The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior.
Galan is another new member of the team, the son of former team member Galgo (Antonio Banderas).
Galan is played by Jacob Scipio, who has been acting since he was young. Scipio is best known for his roles in The Unbearable Weight of Great Talent and Bad Boys for Life.
In the new film, Gina introduces Lash, a young ninja who wields a chain whip in battle, to the Expendables.
Levi Tran, who plays Lash, is best known for his role as Desi Nguyen in the 2016 reboot series MacGyver. She also starred in The First Purge, Furious 7 and Shameless.
The Expendables division has a new curator, Marsh, who works for the CIA.
He is played by Andy Garcia, who you may recognize from The Godfather Part III or Ocean’s Eleven. Garcia also starred in the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot: The Wrath of Man, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! and “Internal Affairs”.
The villain of the new film will be Suarto Rahmat, a deadly arms dealer. Rahmat is played by Iko Uwais, a martial artist and actor known for films such as The Raid, Mile 22 and Snake Eyes.
Martial artist Tony Jaa also stars in the film as Dech, a Buddhist monk who used to be part of The Expendables.
Although Jaa has starred in numerous martial arts films in Thailand such as Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior, he is known internationally for films such as XXX: Return of Xander Cage and Furious 7.