A fourth installment of The Expendables franchise has had its fair share of on-again/off-again treatment since the third film released last August. However, knowing how passionate franchise star Sylvester Stallone is about his projects, it’s fair to say that it isn’t too late for another movie, especially since the previous one showed some strength at the global box-office.
That said, I guess we can start taking note of just which faces we can speculate would be in the running to join the film on either side of the hero/villain coin, and there are plenty to go around, and as of this week, former wrestler Hulk Hogan
is reportedly looking for a spot in the line-up. According to Uproxx
, Hogan was on hand recently at the Body Pro Expo in London where he talked about WresleMania 32 among other things, as well as his reported discussion with Stallone on the matter pertaining to The Expendables 4. “Was talking on the phone with Sly [Stallone] about doing The Expendables 4.”
he says. “We’re trying to figure out a way to maybe turn me into the most evil man in the world. Y’know, Stallone gave me my first break and he’s been a great friend. We had a great conversation, talking about the possibilities. Can I still run, can I still jump? Well, not as fast or not as high, but I think Hollywood could find a good stunt man to help me out.”
I think so too, and there are plenty to go around. Besides, it’ll be a treat for the fans to see the two reunite since Rocky III, seeing as how Stallone has already done so much in congregating so many action stars in this franchise, old and new faces alike.
Actor Pierce Brosnan, Expendables 2 villain Jean-Claude Van Damme and boxer Manny Pacquiao are all names that have circulated the rumor mill with the second previously expressing his interest in playing a twin of himself in the fourth – something that would undoubtedly be a worthwhile thing for Van Damme’s fanbase as well. Time will tell, though, if any of these names will come to pass as additions to the cast as Stallone is previously set to work on a number of movies, including a new Rambo film.
Stallone‘s next appearance with be in Creed alongside actor Michael B. Jordan this November.
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May 26, 2015 @ 8:45 am
Yeah, get JCVD back as a twin, get chuck Norris back, the rock showed interest, Get Tony Jaa, Donnie Yen, Scott Adkins back, Marko Zaror, Michael J White, Jackie Chan, Steven Segal, Tom Hardy, etc..