Ten years ago, Sylvester Stallone assembled a group of action legends to play a squad of elite mercenaries known as The Expendables. The film, starring Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren and Randy Couture, spawned two sequels in 2012 and 2014, respectively. The trilogy has even attracted the likes of Bruce Willis, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Chuck Norris .
The Expendables 4 has been in the works for most of the past decade, with former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan even set to appear.
Around the release of the final performance, Stallone said he was interested in convincing Jack Nicholson and Clint Eastwood to take on roles.
However, around March 2017, Stallone had left the fourth film due to creative disagreements, but returned to the project a year later.
And now Toll Road star Randy Couture has provided an exciting update on The Expendables 4.
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Sylvester Stallone in The Expendables 3
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Speaking to The Jenna Ben Show, Couture said a new script is in the works, as well as that shooting on The Expendables 4 will begin sooner than some fans might have thought.
The 57-year-old said, “It sounds like we’re going to do it [The Expendables 4]“They’ve been kicking it for a few years now, but I recently heard from my agent that they are working on the script for [The Expendables 4] and they plan to schedule Expendables 4 recordings for next fall.
So I haven’t seen the script yet. They had one a few years ago that they were talking about making Expendables 4 out of and then [the previous script] get away, you just never know, it’s such a weird thing sometimes … “
Arnie and Harrison Ford in The Expendables 3
Couture already gave an update on The Expendables 4 last year.
Speak with The action elite, the UFC star said: “It’s one thing! I got a script last year and really enjoyed reading it.
“It was very well done, but where we are on a production scale and how we can get it moving I’m not sure.
“There are a lot of things going on behind the scenes with the producer to make a movie this big, so I hope we get the green light this spring, but I don’t hear anything definitive now.”
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Aside from The Expendables 4, some of the action stars of the 80s franchise have made sequels to their classic films.
Most recently, Stallone starred in a fifth and final Rambo movie in 2019’s Rambo: Last Blood.
While the 74-year-old has reproduced his Rocky Balboa in two Creed films so far, although he says he won’t be back for Michael B Jordan’s third appearance.
A sixth Die Hard movie has yet to be released, but Bruce Willis echoed John McClane last Christmas for an advertisement for a car battery.
Then there’s Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones 5, slated for release in July 2022, when the star will be 80 years old.
Plus, Mel Gibson and Danny Glover’s Lethal Weapon 5 is still in the works, 23 years after its fourth gig.
Speaking to GMA last year, Gibson said, “Absolutely. The man who was behind it, the man who brought it to the screen and gave it the goodies, is currently working on it, Richard Donner. He’s a legend. “
The 90-year-old director directed the first four Lethal Weapon films and, despite his impressive age, shows no sign of stopping.
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