According to Jason Statham, it didn’t quite feel right that Sylvester Stallone had a minor part in the movie ‘Expendables’. In this latest installment of the action-packed franchise, Stallone’s character Barney Ross only has a small role. Statham felt that his absence was strongly felt on set.
During an interview with Cinema Express, Jason spoke about his role in the upcoming film and the absence of the legendary ‘Rocky’. He stated that the story involves them having to navigate through the ocean without ‘Rocky’ due to reasons that were not discussed. The absence of ‘Rocky’ feels strange, but they are doing their best to tell the story. Nonetheless, the best days on set are when ‘Rocky’ is present. Jason acknowledges the significance of ‘Rocky’ in the franchise and emphasizes that the movies would not have been possible without him. After the new film, Jason is set to become the lead star in the franchise.
According to Statham, ‘The Expendables’ franchise owes everything to Sly. Statham recognizes that without his presence, creativity, and backbone, the movie would not exist. The latest installment includes returning stars like Jason and Dolph Lundgren, as well as new faces such as 50 Cent and Megan Fox. Director Scott Waugh has kept the essential themes of the franchise alive in the new film.
In his statement, he expressed that the “Expendables” franchise is a source of entertainment where you can have your snacks and enjoy the experience. The movies provide excitement, emotion, and humor. He emphasized that humor is a crucial element of the movies. They successfully established the fun factor in the latest movie where the audience can laugh, be thrilled, and root for the characters.