Expend4bles: Gear up and reload for the new mission in the red band trailer to the action franchise

Jason Statham heads up a mix of the old team with new members in the red band trailer for the next installment of the action franchise.

Last Updated on August 24, 2023

The Expendables aRe back! So says the new red-band trailer for Expend4bles, which promises a blood-soaked return to for for the fellas.

The Expendables III concluded with new blood joining the team. Now, even newer blood will form the small group of mercenaries that originated in the 2010 film, The Expendables, which starred action legends Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, with appearances by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis. Then rising action star Jason Statham played the right-hand man to Stallone’s Barney Ross, Lee Christmas. Statham gets promoted to the star in this entry, although Stallone will still make an appearance. Lionsgate has just released the newest trailer for the franchise that celebrates the action movies of old.

The official synopsis from Lionsgate reads,
“A new generation of stars join the world’s top action stars for an adrenaline-fueled adventure in Expend4bles. Reuniting as the team of elite mercenaries, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, and Sylvester Stallone are joined for the first time by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Megan Fox, Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Jacob Scipio, Levy Tran, and Andy Garcia. Armed with every weapon they can get their hands on and the skills to use them, The Expendables are the world’s last line of defense and the team that gets called when all other options are off the table. But new team members with new styles and tactics are going to give “new blood” a whole new meaning.”

The screenplay comes from scribes Kurt Wimmer (whose credits include action films such as Equilibrium, Law Abiding Citizen, and the Total Recall and Point Break remakes), Tad Daggerhart & Max Adams. Their script is written from a story conceived by Spenser Cohen, Kurt Wimmer & Tad Daggerhart. The screenplay is based on the characters created for the original film written by Dave Callaham, who is also responsible Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. In the director’s chair this time around is Scott Waugh, who has helmed films like Need for Speed and the recent Netflix hit, Hidden Strike, starring Jackie Chan and John Cena. The producers on the film include Kevin King-Templeton, Les Weldon, Yariv Lerner, and Jason Statham.

Lionsgate and Millennium Media present A Nu Boyana Studios and Templeton Media Production in Association With Grobman Films in Association with Media Capital Technologies.

The fight to save the world in Expend4bles begins when the film hits theaters on September 22. Here are some new character posters to tide us all over:

expendables 4 stallone poster
Megan fox expendables 4
expendables 4 50 cent
Andy garcia expendables 4
expendables 4 statham poster
expendables 4 dolph lundgren poster
Source: Lionsgate

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