“It’s time to get loud!” Lionsgate has unleashed the highly anticipated first official trailer for the adrenaline-pumping action sequel, Expend4bles, also known as The Expendables 4, set to hit theaters nationwide this September. Embracing a tongue-in-cheek approach, the film proudly sports its cheeky title, Expend4bles, a playful nod to the series’ penchant for unabashed entertainment. This latest installment combines a fresh roster of new action stars with the beloved veterans, guaranteeing an explosive and gloriously violent extravaganza. It’s been nearly a decade since The Expendables 3 graced the big screen in 2014, and fans are eagerly awaiting this long-awaited reunion.
In Expend4bles, the titular team of seasoned mercenaries embarks on a daring mission to rescue a vessel carrying hazardous nuclear cargo. The formidable cast boasts an impressive lineup, including the charismatic Jason Statham, the multi-talented Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, the stunning Megan Fox, the iconic Dolph Lundgren, the agile Tony Jaa, the martial arts virtuoso Iko Uwais, the relentless Randy Couture, the formidable Jacob Scipio, the fierce Levy Tran, the incomparable Andy Garcia, and, of course, the indomitable Sylvester Stallone, reprising his role as the “OG” Expendable. With a diverse ensemble like this, Expend4bles promises to be a relentless rollercoaster ride of mindless fun.
Now, some skeptics may dismiss the film as nonsensical, and admittedly, its over-the-top nature and outlandish premise invite such criticism. Perhaps you didn’t even bother watching the previous sequels due to their perceived lack of quality, and this installment may seem no different to you. Nonetheless, Expend4bles embraces its absurdity and revels in its bombastic action sequences. It’s a guilty pleasure that knows exactly what it is and doesn’t pretend to be anything else. So, if this is your brand of entertainment, prepare for a wild and entertaining ride.
The latest installment introduces a new generation of stars, injecting fresh blood into the franchise alongside the esteemed veterans. Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, and Sylvester Stallone lead the charge once again, while Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Megan Fox, Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Jacob Scipio, Levy Tran, and Andy Garcia join the fray for the first time. With an arsenal of weapons at their disposal and unparalleled combat skills, The Expendables stand as the world’s last line of defense, summoned when all other options have failed. The infusion of new team members, each with their unique styles and tactics, promises to breathe new life into the phrase “new blood.”
Expend4bles is helmed by Scott Waugh, an accomplished American action filmmaker and former stuntman, known for his work on films such as Act of Valor, Need for Speed, and 6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain. The screenplay is penned by Kurt Wimmer, Tad Daggerhart, and Max Adams, based on a story by Kurt Wimmer and Tad Daggerhart, expanding on the characters created by Dave Callaham. Lionsgate plans to unveil Expend4bles in theaters on September 22nd, 2023, inviting audiences to revel in the heart-pounding excitement and unapologetic escapism that this franchise has become known for. So, who’s ready to join the ranks of The Expendables and dive headfirst into this adrenaline-fueled adventure?