Sylvester Stallone is presently in England, preparing to start work on The Expendables 4 with the new cast. Stallone began The Expendables franchise in 2010 with the main section in the series, which he composed and coordinated. A tribute to the action films the legendary actor made in the 80s and 90s, The Expendables brings together a myriad of actors from the action kind to team up as mercenaries to battle a common foe. Ensuing spin-offs continued to bring in new actors from the class, featuring stars like Dolph Lundgren, Harrison Ford, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, and more.
Today, Stallone posted an image of himself in London, posing with a vintage 1957 classic GMT Rolex from The Vintage Watch Company. He also announced that he’s there to begin working on The Expendables 4 with the “new cast individuals,” alluding to Fox, Jaa, and Garcia, as well as any others that haven’t been revealed at this point. This would mark whenever the franchise first has dared to the UK, having shot past sections in places like Brazil, Bulgaria, Romania, and Rio de Janeiro, and so on.
The new movie is set to be coordinated by stuntman-turned-director Scott Waugh, whose past credits include Act of Valor and Need For Speed. Stallone appears to be taking to a greater extent a backseat on the creative front, appearing basically as an actor in this section and having nothing to do with the production or writing side of things, as he did with the last three movies. The actor is as yet keeping occupied otherwise, as he’s set to make a big appearance his re-altered version of Rocky IV in theaters this November and will take on his first superhuman job in the following year’s Samaritan.
Taking The Expendables to London is a decent change of landscape for the series, which has generally been set in eastern Europe, giving it an unmistakable look and feel hitherto. While the war-torn energy of the series has served it well, giving it somewhat more shading and culture couldn’t do any harm, and London is a decent start for that. Like other action franchises like Fast and Furious or Mission: Impossible, the locations can be as much a character to the film as the actors that inhabit it, so this could be a welcome shake-up for The Expendables 4, inasmuch as the explosions, firearm play, fistfights, and one-liners are available.