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Sylvester Stallone has started on ‘The Expendables 4’

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The Expendables franchise exists by some unholy spirit despite low box office results and harsh critic and public perception. Good news, everybody: Sylvester will try to find some sense in a fourth time.

In the week in which half of America celebrated because of The Fourth Of July, apparently the creativity of actor Sylvester Stallone (73) has also been fueled, because the bundle of muscles has announced on his Instagram the script for the fourth film in the Expendables franchise, a wish from both himself and the fans.

When the first volume appeared in 2010, it raised nearly 275 million worldwide. The second part did even better in 2012 with 315 million. With the third part in 2014, however, the makers choked and partly because the film leaked online, the counter was already staggering 214 million.

Granted errors afterwards were the replacement of the R rating for a PG13 rating and a generation of new (unknown) action heroes hoping to appeal to a broader and younger audience, which actually no longer works for ‘old hand’ like Dolph Lundgren, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, Chuck Norris, Bruce Willis, Harrison Ford, Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson and Jean-Claude Van Damme, just to name a few.

No grandmas, only granddads

Earlier the plans for a female spin-off variant, The Expendabelles, were canceled and in recent years projects such as Creed II and Rambo V: Last Blood were given priority at Stallone. Now that both of these are (almost) completed, he can start thinking about where the successful and tough ‘Guns, Grunts & Glory’ franchise should go.

Who is going to shine in the fourth part is as yet unknown. Probably all the stars above just return and a number of big names will be added, as usual. Fans hope for Nicolas Cage, Steven Seagal, John Travolta, Jackie Chan, Keanu Reeves or perhaps our own Rutger Hauer.

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