Spectacular turn of events ! It seems that Stallone is not preparing Expendables 4 but a spin-off centered on the character of Lee Christmas, played by Jason Statham.
At the beginning of August, Sylvester Stallone posted a photo of the new ring of his character of Barney Ross in the Expendables saga, suggesting the return of the super-grandpas in a 4th episode. As a reminder, in August 2014, Barney Ross (Stallone) and his band of mercenaries dynamited the big screen with the 3rd installment of the Expendables saga.
The film having brought in more than 200 million dollars of receipts, a 4th part was considered. Unfortunately, the production suffered considerable setbacks, which we told you in This article to celebrate 10 years of the franchise.
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We learn today that the director and actor is not preparing Expendables 4 but a spin-off of the franchise. Stallone announced it on his Instagram account with a snapshot showing a tattoo depicting Barney Ross.
“That tattoo must have hurt. Ready to shoot the Expendables spin-off in October. The working title is Christmas Story.”, reveals the unforgettable interpreter of Rocky and Rambo.
This title refers directly to the character played by Jason Statham, Lee Christmas. The spin-off will therefore be centered on him with a more withdrawn Barney Ross, according to Sylvester Stallone.
The 54-year-old actor will therefore be very busy for the next few years, between The Meg 2, Hobbs and Shaw 2, this Christmas Story, a project with Guy Ritchie and his probable return in Fast and Furious 10.
As for Stallone, after putting an end to his director’s cut version of Rocky 4, the artist has boxed Samaritan, a feature film in which he plays an aging superhero. While waiting for this Expendables spin-off, you can find him vocally as King Shark in The Suicide Squad.
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