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Expendables 4 is on the way, for some reason

12.28.2016

EXPENDABLES is one of those things that sounds good on paper, until you actually do it and realize what a mistake you've made. Like jalapeno flavored ice-cream or making BATMAN V SUPERMAN. See, the idea of bringing all the action stars - old and new - together in one film is a cool f*cking idea. And honestly, I'm glad I got to see a movie in my lifetime where Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, and Chuck Norris all got to kick ass in the same frame at one point.

Thing is, that makes the BvS analogy even more apt: there are definitely legit thrills to be had in all three EXPENDABLE films (Mickey Rourke's monologue in the first one, the aforementioned climax of the second one, Wesley Snipes' jailbreak intro in number three), though you have to slog through some uninspired action, lame jokes, and nothing plots to get to these moments. Though, to be fair, your mileage may vary. 

However, while the third film didn't meet expectations, the films still make money regardless. So an EXPENDABLES 4 was somewhat inevitable, though The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that this should be the last film in the series (until, you know, it makes a lot of money again).

No word on who'll return, besides the confirmed Stallone, Schwarzenegger, and Statham, though the roster grew to include Dolph Lundgren, Antonio Banderas, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, Kelsey Grammer (somehow), Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Harrison Ford, etc. So let's hope at least some return for another go-around. I mean, how many true-blue action stars (like Kelsey Grammer) are left anyway? Also not mentioned is if the rumored all-female EXPENDEBELLES film is still in development or not.

But what do you think, Schmoes? You down for some more EXPENDABLES? And, if so, who would you like to add on the team?

No concrete release date set yet, but EXPENDABLES 4 is set to dad-rock into theaters sometime in 2018.

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Extra Tidbit: Bruce Willis was supposed to be in EXPENDABLES 3, but asked for too much money, so the role was given to Harrison Ford instead.
Source: THR

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3:10PM on 01/02/2017

Meh

All three movies have their moments, sure, but they're also the definition of wasted potential. First one had some good action sequences but a terrible, disjointed script; second one amped up on the cheesy 80s vibe but with pointless cameos, some cringe-inducing lines and a total waste of Van Damme Splits; third one had Gibson, Snipes, Banderas, and the best director out of the three, but overloaded its cast and was neutered with a shitty PG-13. I wanted to love these movies but to be honest,
All three movies have their moments, sure, but they're also the definition of wasted potential. First one had some good action sequences but a terrible, disjointed script; second one amped up on the cheesy 80s vibe but with pointless cameos, some cringe-inducing lines and a total waste of Van Damme Splits; third one had Gibson, Snipes, Banderas, and the best director out of the three, but overloaded its cast and was neutered with a shitty PG-13. I wanted to love these movies but to be honest, they're pretty shit overall.

If you have to make another one, cut down on all the useless bit players, make it a Hard R and include Vinnie Jones as Lee Christmas's brother Merry.
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5:19PM on 12/29/2016

Wait a minute Dee Dee ...

Your website has two top movie lists of the year that have The Lobster in the top ten... and you complain about having to slog through a movie...? As bad as you believe the Expendables or BvS to be, I'll re-watch them 100 times before revisiting the Lobster again. I'm sorry but anyone that questions why the world needs another Sly and Arnold film, but praises Deadpool (a poor's man 80's movie) ... ??? have lost their movie cred with me.
Your website has two top movie lists of the year that have The Lobster in the top ten... and you complain about having to slog through a movie...? As bad as you believe the Expendables or BvS to be, I'll re-watch them 100 times before revisiting the Lobster again. I'm sorry but anyone that questions why the world needs another Sly and Arnold film, but praises Deadpool (a poor's man 80's movie) ... ??? have lost their movie cred with me.
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8:39AM on 12/31/2016
amen
amen
11:58AM on 12/29/2016
I love The Expendables. They are what they are....throwbacks to 80s and 90s action films with crazy crossovers....they're not trying to win any oscars. My picks for Expendables 4 cast additions :
Michael Beihn, Michael Pare, Michael Rooker, A CHAINSAW WEILDING BRUCE CAMPBELL, Scott Eastwood, a cameo be Clint Eastwood would be amazing too.
I love The Expendables. They are what they are....throwbacks to 80s and 90s action films with crazy crossovers....they're not trying to win any oscars. My picks for Expendables 4 cast additions :
Michael Beihn, Michael Pare, Michael Rooker, A CHAINSAW WEILDING BRUCE CAMPBELL, Scott Eastwood, a cameo be Clint Eastwood would be amazing too.
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10:32AM on 12/29/2016
Maybe Val Kilmer should be the villain.
Maybe Val Kilmer should be the villain.
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10:17AM on 12/29/2016

Cool

Sure they are full of cheese. It's the closest thing we get to mindless 80s action flicks. Not every piece of entertainment has to be groundbreaking to enjoy.
Sure they are full of cheese. It's the closest thing we get to mindless 80s action flicks. Not every piece of entertainment has to be groundbreaking to enjoy.
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9:33AM on 12/29/2016
I like these flicks, they are the right amount of cheese and fun. However forget the new young cast they brought in for the third they brought nothing to the table. Instead get the Rock, Diesel, Whalberg, Yen, Michael Bien, Cage, and Jai White to join the fray as an anti-expendable cast.
I like these flicks, they are the right amount of cheese and fun. However forget the new young cast they brought in for the third they brought nothing to the table. Instead get the Rock, Diesel, Whalberg, Yen, Michael Bien, Cage, and Jai White to join the fray as an anti-expendable cast.
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7:26AM on 12/29/2016
Burt Reynolds, Nic Cage, Travolta, Eric Roberts, Clint Eastwood
Burt Reynolds, Nic Cage, Travolta, Eric Roberts, Clint Eastwood
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10:25AM on 12/29/2016
Eric Roberts's character died in the first one. But yes for Nic Cage.
Eric Roberts's character died in the first one. But yes for Nic Cage.
4:23AM on 12/29/2016

Cool!

Please bring back Banderas and Snipes and I'm in
Please bring back Banderas and Snipes and I'm in
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3:42AM on 12/29/2016

Great News!!

It's a fun franchise! Wish Mel could have stuck around though
It's a fun franchise! Wish Mel could have stuck around though
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11:31PM on 12/28/2016

If it's better than the last one.....

I still think there's a good movie to be made (as with the last Rambo film), but they need a better plot, better actors, and better action scenes. No, I don't expect the 60-70 year-old stars to do a ton of stunts, but they could use some people A LITTLE younger who could still look good in them. I love Arnold and Chuck, but can they please be retired?
I still think there's a good movie to be made (as with the last Rambo film), but they need a better plot, better actors, and better action scenes. No, I don't expect the 60-70 year-old stars to do a ton of stunts, but they could use some people A LITTLE younger who could still look good in them. I love Arnold and Chuck, but can they please be retired?
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11:17PM on 12/28/2016
Maybe some of us like these movies, Judge Judy.
Maybe some of us like these movies, Judge Judy.
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7:25PM on 12/28/2016
If this one could be scripted by a quality writer and be a bit more real/gritty rather than cheese then it could be an interesting film.
If this one could be scripted by a quality writer and be a bit more real/gritty rather than cheese then it could be an interesting film.
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7:11PM on 12/28/2016

Bring it

These movies are great, I gladly welcome another one. What I think they're gonna be doing is setting this one in China, kind of a faceoff of American tough guys vs Asian kung fu. It would be in their best interest business wise seeing that its a hit franchise in China (it did double the business in N.A last time around). Their gonna have to scale back a little bit budget wise, they should make the core unit no more then 4 guys, have them dropped off in China to, I dunno lets say go save
These movies are great, I gladly welcome another one. What I think they're gonna be doing is setting this one in China, kind of a faceoff of American tough guys vs Asian kung fu. It would be in their best interest business wise seeing that its a hit franchise in China (it did double the business in N.A last time around). Their gonna have to scale back a little bit budget wise, they should make the core unit no more then 4 guys, have them dropped off in China to, I dunno lets say go save stallones neice or some shit, shes being held in some mountain top dojo surrounded by the Yakuza whos run by Donnie Yen. Sold.
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7:13PM on 12/28/2016
Sorry, triads!
Sorry, triads!
6:59PM on 12/28/2016

Awesome, more Stallone!

I enjoy them for what they are, not everything has to be Citizen Kane or Batman v Superman (Yeah, I said it! Enjoyed it, and it holds up well on repeated viewings).
I enjoy them for what they are, not everything has to be Citizen Kane or Batman v Superman (Yeah, I said it! Enjoyed it, and it holds up well on repeated viewings).
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6:51PM on 12/28/2016
I watched (and enjoyed) Expendables 1 and 2, in part for featuring a bunch of 80s/90s action stars together kicking ass and blowing shit up. Then they went full retard with 3 and tried forcing a bunch of kids nobody knows or whose acting is bad to the point of being intolerable into the mix for some bizarre reason. If they do that again, fuck it. And I'm not getting started on "Expendabelles"...
I watched (and enjoyed) Expendables 1 and 2, in part for featuring a bunch of 80s/90s action stars together kicking ass and blowing shit up. Then they went full retard with 3 and tried forcing a bunch of kids nobody knows or whose acting is bad to the point of being intolerable into the mix for some bizarre reason. If they do that again, fuck it. And I'm not getting started on "Expendabelles"...
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11:23PM on 12/28/2016
Well, the reason is because they're all too old (other than Statham) to do stunts anymore, so it wouldn't have been much of an action movie without "the kids."

But yeah, they should find someone who can actually act. Unfortunately The Rock is way too tied up with all the shit he's doing. He'd make an AWESOME bad guy for the film (giving us a taste of Black Adam in the process).
Well, the reason is because they're all too old (other than Statham) to do stunts anymore, so it wouldn't have been much of an action movie without "the kids."

But yeah, they should find someone who can actually act. Unfortunately The Rock is way too tied up with all the shit he's doing. He'd make an AWESOME bad guy for the film (giving us a taste of Black Adam in the process).
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6:19PM on 12/28/2016

*sigh*

I ❤️ BvS
I ❤️ BvS
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6:12PM on 12/28/2016

These movies had such potential, but have failed so far...

None of these films have achieved the nostalgia of classic 80's action films and maybe its just not possible. I expect another forgettable action romp and given that this will be the 4th film, there's a high probability it will be very bad.
None of these films have achieved the nostalgia of classic 80's action films and maybe its just not possible. I expect another forgettable action romp and given that this will be the 4th film, there's a high probability it will be very bad.
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5:43PM on 12/28/2016

These movies are great

I love these movies, they harken back to stupid action movies of the 80's. And the third one would've made more if they didn't accidently release it on dvd/torrent before it was released. I welcome a nice barrage of bullets, dead bodies and mind numbing action once in awhile. Should get producer Avi Lerner to take a walk for one movie and bring Steven Seagal into the fold.
I love these movies, they harken back to stupid action movies of the 80's. And the third one would've made more if they didn't accidently release it on dvd/torrent before it was released. I welcome a nice barrage of bullets, dead bodies and mind numbing action once in awhile. Should get producer Avi Lerner to take a walk for one movie and bring Steven Seagal into the fold.
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5:34PM on 12/28/2016

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Not sure why you ppl are still continually surprised and confused that a sequel gets made. The 3 movies made a lot of cash, and the star power attached to a 4th meant it was greenlit a long time ago, once they were ready. It's being made and a lot of people will enjoy it.
Not sure why you ppl are still continually surprised and confused that a sequel gets made. The 3 movies made a lot of cash, and the star power attached to a 4th meant it was greenlit a long time ago, once they were ready. It's being made and a lot of people will enjoy it.
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4:41PM on 12/28/2016
Even though I'm sick of his overexposure, if they want this film to do better than the previous films, then signing Dwayne Johnson would be the way to go considering he fits this type of film (obviously) and would perhaps bring in a larger crowd considering how popular he is right now.

Or hell, bring Kurt Russell into the mix and make him an Expendable or the new villain they have to face.
Even though I'm sick of his overexposure, if they want this film to do better than the previous films, then signing Dwayne Johnson would be the way to go considering he fits this type of film (obviously) and would perhaps bring in a larger crowd considering how popular he is right now.

Or hell, bring Kurt Russell into the mix and make him an Expendable or the new villain they have to face.
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4:33PM on 12/28/2016
It's stupid shut your brain off fun. Nothing wrong with drinking some beers, and watching these movies on a rainy Sunday. Bring it on!
It's stupid shut your brain off fun. Nothing wrong with drinking some beers, and watching these movies on a rainy Sunday. Bring it on!
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3:52PM on 12/28/2016
Melonious Gibtonius. Out.
Melonious Gibtonius. Out.
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3:52PM on 12/28/2016

I grew up in the 80s -- golden age of action flicks

I like the last one ... I am not looking for concrete plot points -- just a solid story to be entertained -- the thing is, and it's going to be like this -- fifthy years from now when half of these guys are dead, this will become a classic!
I like the last one ... I am not looking for concrete plot points -- just a solid story to be entertained -- the thing is, and it's going to be like this -- fifthy years from now when half of these guys are dead, this will become a classic!
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