After Sylvester Stallone’s decision to step away from the Expendables movie series, director Scott Waugh is pondering over his potential role in the franchise.
Scott Waugh, the director of The Expendables 4, has shed light on Sylvester Stallone’s future in the franchise. While Stallone played a major role in the first three movies, he took on a smaller role in the fourth and handed over the spotlight to Jason Statham. Waugh has described this transition as exciting, explaining that Stallone is at a stage in his life where time is important to him. However, he also assures fans that Stallone will always be a part of the franchise as its originator and original director. With new blood and old, the future of The Expendables looks bright.
According to Waugh, the most recent Expendables movie showcases a new team compared to its original introduction in 2010. This time around, seasoned stars such as Bruce Willis and Harrison Ford are missing from the cast, while younger faces have been incorporated alongside Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham. Although the franchise has previously bounced back from negative critical reviews, it seems unlikely that it will be able to recover from the poor box office performance of The Expendables 4. With only $8.3 million made domestically and a meager 15% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the future of the series is uncertain. While producers have hinted at the possibility of an Expendables 5 with fan support, Waugh suggests that instead of questioning Stallone’s involvement, it may be more appropriate to consider whether the franchise will continue at all.