During a recent conversation, Jason Statham opened up about Sylvester Stallone’s reduced involvement in the latest Expendables film. The action star shared that the “best days” on set were when Stallone was around. It’s been a few years since Stallone announced his plans to step away from the franchise after filming scenes for the latest installment, passing on the torch to Statham. However, it seems that Stallone’s absence was felt during production, as the beloved actor’s presence was truly missed as the franchise embarks on a new journey.
In a recent interview with Cinema Express, Jason Statham, a veteran of the Expendables franchise, addressed Sylvester Stallone’s reduced role in the latest installment. Statham explained that Stallone is absent from the film for undisclosed reasons, leading the team to make their way through the story without him. Despite doing their best, Statham notes that there is something off about not having Stallone around, and the best days on set are when he’s present. The official plot description of the movie details how a new generation of stars joins the elite team of mercenaries as they embark on an adrenaline-fueled adventure armed with every weapon they can get their hands on. While the Expendables remain the world’s last line of defense, new team members bring new styles and tactics that will give “new blood” an entirely new meaning. As for whether Stallone should return to the franchise in the future, that remains to be seen. For now, audiences can catch Expend4bles in theaters everywhere.