Director Scott Waugh’s The Expendables 4 is all set to release and hit audiences in international cinemas, and we’re already starting to talk about its future and a possible sequel. There are a lot of rumors… Let’s try to figure it out together.
Mercenaries 4entitled Expend4bles, will be released on September 21, 2023 in Italian cinemas. Film directed by Scott Waugh, renowned cinematographer Valiant Deed AND Need for Speed.
The film features the return of the legendary pair of mercenary protagonists. Jason Statham and Sylvester Stalloneand some fresh meat has been added to the cast of the fourth chapter: Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Megan Fox, known for the saga of Transformers, Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Jacob Scipio, Levi Tran and Andy Garcia.
The sad news concerns the lack of participation in the project of two fundamental players: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Terry Crews. The first stated during an interview: “I already spoke to Stallone and told him that I had finished the saga. Now I’ve done everything I could. He was very understanding and didn’t try to push me.“
However, this time there is more focus on Statham’s character to let the audience know that he is there. passing the baton between Stallone, who plays a supporting role, and Jason.
“The Expendables 4” and a possible sequel
The saga continues, even with the uncertainties surrounding the third chapter. The production, despite the bulky premises, decided to focus on the project, allocating the budget well. $100 million in budget.
Manufacturers Mercenaries 4 Kevin King-Templeton and Les Weldon are open to the idea of extending the franchise beyond the next installment. They stated this in an interview with the Daily Express: “Nothing has been taken off the table. We do not know. It all depends on the fans.”.
After all, while both actors and producers are hesitant to predict what future will befall the franchise, one thing is certain: it all depends on the audience’s reception.
What do you think about Mercenaries 4? Are you going to see this in the cinema? Here you will find Stallone’s final statement on his career.