The fourth installment of the Expendables franchise, announced as a spin-off dedicated to Jason Statham’s character, Lee Christmas, reveals its cast. According to information from the Hollywood Reporter, we will find some of the actors of the three films – Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture and Sylvester Stallone – as well as new ones: rapper 50 Cent, Megan Fox and martial arts star Tony Jaa.
The story is still kept a secret, but it should revolve around a team of mercenaries engaged on a dangerous mission. Filming scheduled for October, under the direction of stuntman Scott Waugh, known for directing the movie Need for Speed. “The working title [of the spin-off] is Christmas Story,” Sylvester Stallone said on Instagram last month.
In the early 2010s, Sylvester Stallone scored box office hits with the Expendables trilogy, which unites the biggest stars of action movies of the 1980s and 1990s including Jet Li, Bruce Willis, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, JCVD and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Stallone has recently been building up projects around its successful licenses. In 2019, he released a fifth and final feature film on Rambo. A new version of Rocky IV will be released in the coming weeks, without Paulie’s robot. And it reflects on a series about the youth of Rocky Balboa. A third installment of Creed with Michael B. Jordan is also in the pipeline.