A while ago, it was announced that Sylvester Stallone, the action hero, would no longer be playing a role in the Expendables series after filming for the latest movie. Instead, his co-star Jason Statham would be taking the lead. However, having watched the movie, it’s apparent that Stallone’s absence was felt on set as the franchise moves forward into a new phase.
During an interview with Cinema Express, Jason Statham, a veteran star of the Expendables franchise, discussed Sylvester Stallone’s reduced role in the latest installment. Statham explained that in this particular story, Stallone’s character is absent for undisclosed reasons, stating that “there is something about not having him around that doesn’t feel right.” The official plot description teases a narrative transition with the introduction of new team members with new styles and tactics. The Expendables are the world’s last line of defense, armed with every weapon they can get their hands on and the skills to use them. Do you think Stallone should return to the franchise in the future, or was the fourth film a proper send-off for his character? Expend4bles is now showing in theaters worldwide.