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New Expendables Film Is In The Works With Another Star-Studded Cast

Jake Massey

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New Expendables Film Is In The Works With Another Star-Studded Cast

Featured Image Credit: Lionsgate

Good news, action fans - a fourth instalment of The Expendables is in the works.

The movie will see Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture and, of course, Sylvester Stallone reprise their roles.

A fourth instalment of The Expendables is heading our way. Credit: Lionsgate
A fourth instalment of The Expendables is heading our way. Credit: Lionsgate

Joining them will be Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent (36p), as well as Megan Fox and Tony Jaa.

Filming is set to get under way in the autumn, but plot details have been kept under wraps for now. It's probably safe to assume there's gonna be plenty of guns, fights and explosions, though.

The first film was released back in 2010 and a whole host of stars have featured in the trilogy to date, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Jet Li, Terry Crews and Steve Austin.

Sly Stallone previously teased that a new movie was in the works in a post on Instagram, but now the news has been confirmed by Lionsgate and Millennium Media.

In a statement, Jason Constantine, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group's president of acquisitions and co-productions, said: "We are thrilled to partner with our friends at Millennium Media for the next instalment of The Expendables franchise.

"It's so much fun to bring these stars together for a no-holds-barred action film. The new film will raise the stakes and be the biggest, most badass adventure yet."

Jeffrey Greenstein, Millennium Media president, said: "The Expendables are back, and we couldn't be more excited to bring this star-studded, action-packed film to the big screen with Lionsgate, who have been with us since the inception of this franchise.

"To keep it fresh and fun, we've added exciting new stars to join the veterans; popcorn entertainment is guaranteed."

Filming will begin in autumn. Credit: Lionsgate
Filming will begin in autumn. Credit: Lionsgate

The news will be particularly exciting for fans of Megan Fox, who criticised the film industry's treatment of mothers earlier this year.

The 35-year-old actor was promoting her movie Till Death on The Kelly Clarkson Show and opened up about the pressures of being a working parent in Hollywood.

Speaking about her belief that motherhood is not respected in the industry, the mum-of-three added: "Especially like during the pregnancy part as well, because you have to be on camera.

"So like, as an actor it's just very unforgiving because you can't be on camera once you're past a certain stage of pregnancy. It is like having a handicap where they don't want you on camera.

"Also, once you have the baby, it's like, 'OK, we're going to have to leave you to nurse every two hours, that costs us money, now we're dealing with insurance,' and it becomes like this big thing.

"Hollywood is not adapted to women and us having lives and being moms."

Topics: TV and Film, US Entertainment

Jake Massey
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