The Expendables are returning after a long gap, and with Lee Christmas said to be the focus of the fourth movie, it has a built-in revival gimmick.
The Expendables 4 is moving ahead with much of the original cast returning, and it has a built-in gimmick to revive the series after being dormant for so long. The Expendables first kicked off in 2010 with an action-hero ensemble as a trip down memory to the 80’s and 90’s action movie golden age. Despite growing in popularity with The Expendables 2, The Expendables 3 underperformed due to being the first PG-13 installment of the series, leaving The Expendables on ice until now.
Jason Statham’s Lee Christmas will reportedly take the lead of The Expendables 4, while Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, and Randy Couture are also returning. In addition, 50 Cent, Megan Fox, and Tony Jaa are boarding the upcoming sequel. While fans of the series are surely eager to see it finally return, particularly with Thailand’s legendary Tony Jaa joining up, The Expendables 4 has a few factors working against it that it will need to meet head-on.