Sly drops Expendables 4 behind-the-scenes video and images

It definitely appears that things are going smoothly during the production of The Expendables 4.

With a new installment releasing every two years, it seemed as if audiences were all destined to see iconic 80s and 90s action heroes grace the big screen together as a group of mercenaries going in guns blazing for several movies. However, after 2014's Expendables 3, production on subsequent Expendables films stopped. It wasn't really clear what was the reason behind this was. Some say it's because of the busy production schedules of the cast and crew, while others are blaming the negative reviews that Expendables 3 got.

The last The Expendables film was released in 2014.

Having said that, fans can rest easy now knowing that a fourth film is coming and it will see the gang of action icons back together along with an entirely new cast of fresh faces.

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What do we know of Expendables 4 so far?

Megan Fox recently starred in the surprisingly entertaining action movie, Rogue, which was released in 2020.

Earlier this year, there were rumors that a Lee Christmas (Jason Statham) spin-off was in the works, only for Sly to confirm that Expendables 4 was already in development.

Since then, we've gotten more info about the fourth Expendables film. For example, we've learned that Expendables 4 will see new additions such as Tony Jaa, Andy Garcia, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, and Megan Fox, who recently shared her look for the film.

Now, we've got more behind-the-scenes photos and videos of the new Expendables film courtesy of Sylvester Stallon himself.

In an Instagram post, Stallone shared a video of his character, Barney Ross, revving up his motorcycle. The latest set of photos also include shots of himself alongside other cast members Jason Statham and Dolph Lundgren, who portray Lee Christmas and Gunnar Jensen, respectively.

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The Expendables franchise has toyed with the idea of introducing a new generation of action stars in the past. In Expendables 2, the film brought in Liam Hemsworth as a fresh addition to the crew that died early on in the film. Meanwhile, Expendables 3 sees Ross round up a new gang to take on a former member of the squad in Mel Gibson's Conrad Stonebanks.

It is unknown what happened to the characters of Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Glen Powell, and Victor Ortiz following the end of The Expendables 3.

What is interesting for the fourth The Expendables movie is that only Tony Jaa has serious action credentials among the newcomers. Then again, so long as 50 Cent, Fox, and Garcia can all prove their mettle in the film's bombastic action pieces, all three should prove to be valuable additions to the ensemble cast.

Ray Ampoloquio
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