Hollywood legend Sylvester Stallone confirmed via Instagram that he’s beginning work on The Expendables 4.
Alongside a shot of the actor as his character, Barney Ross, Stallone wrote, “All of those July 4th Fireworks got my mind going! I am starting to cook up The next adventure!”
The prospect of a fourth Expendables film has been floated for a while, but after a series of false starts, it looked as though the film may never get made, with Stallone officially dropping out in early 2017. Fast-forward to May 2018, however, and it seems the issues worked themselves out in time for a massive Chinese distribution deal with Dadi, a deal which also includes this September’s Rambo: Last Blood.
The Expendables franchise follows the exploits of the deadly mercenary group, The Expendables, led by Ross. The franchise has been lauded as a throwback to the action movies of the ’80s and ’90s, both in tone and in its use of many of the staple action stars of those eras, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, and Bruce Willis.
Expendables 4 does not have a release date.