The Expendables 4 finally arrives in theaters with a fall 2023 release. We have all the information we can about the sequel.
While critics may not like them, audiences love the adventures and humor of Sylvester Stallone’s Barney Ross, Jason Statham’s Lee Christmas, as well as the rest of the gang. While The Expendables 4 recently got set for a September 22, 2023 release date, no one seems to know much about the film itself, so we figured we’d try to assemble everything we know about the fourth movie in the Expendables series.
The Release date
The fourth movie, which was created and produced by Millennium Media, Campbell Grobman Films and distributed by Lionsgate has gone through quite a bit in the past decade. The last movie was released in 2014. The sequel was released in 2012, and the original premiered back in 2010. The fourth movie should have been released in the United States seven years ago. However, the studio announced that the film will be released in the United States on September 22nd, 2010. The plot
The fourth movie will be released in the United States on September 22nd, 2010.The plotA shockingly small amount of information has been revealed to the public at this point. The only concrete piece of information fans have gotten is from the movie’s IMDb page where it states:
The Expendables will square up against an arms dealer who commands the might of a massive army
.For an action film, this plot description might seem pretty generic. This might be a good thing. As with superhero movies, all action movies can be broken down into a similar plot description. Sylvester Stallone will reprise his role as Barney Ross, despite some issues that have occurred since the last film. The TrailerSylvester Stallone will be joining Jason Statham (Lee Christmas), Dolph Lundgren(Gunner Jensen), Randy Couture (Toll Road), and others. However, no word has been given on whether any of the other core members
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Everything ElseNew Director and New Writers – One of the most important takeaways from the fourth movie is that it will have new directors and writers. Stallone directed the original movie and wrote the story. The second was directed and written by David Callaham by Simon West. The third was directed and written by Richard Wenk by Ken Kauffman and David Agosto. The third was directed and written by Patrick Hughes by Katrin Benedikt, Creighton Rothenberger and Creighton Rothenberger. It is also worth noting that Stallone was involved in the writing and story of all three films.
But Scott Waugh will direct the film and Max Adams and Spenser Chen will write the script. This will be the first film where Stallone will only be an actor and not have any credit for writing or directing.
Who Is IkoUwais Playing? While details about the plot are still being kept secret, it is now confirmed that Iko Uwais will be playing the antagonist in the movie. Although not much information is available about the character, it is possible to assume that Uwais will play the “arms dealer” as described in the plot description from IMDb. We know that Uwais has a large army at his disposal, and that The Expendables will be fighting him to stop him.Is Barney Ross Going To Die? As previously stated, Stallone will return as Barney Ross’ main character. However, Stallone stated that there was a lot off-screen drama between the third and fourth films which eventually led to him leaving the franchise. Luckily, Stallone’s fellow castmastes came to his aid and advocated for his return, prompting Stallone to do just that back in 2018.
However, since we also stated that this was the first film the Stallone had no hand in directing or writing (combined with his willingness to walk away from the franchise) it might not be the craziest thing to assume that Barney Ross will be given a satisfactory ending in the upcoming movie, allowing the franchise and the studio to move on to new things. Stallone himself has said that the movie is more focused on Jason Statham’s Lee Christmas, with him originally even calling it a spin-off.