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Andy Garcia Joins Expanding Cast of New Sequel

Andy Garcia has boarded the increasing ensemble forged of The Expendables 4, per The Hollywood Reporter. The fourth movie within the motion franchise will characteristic returning gamers Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Randy Couture and Dolph Lundgren. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Megan Fox and Tony Jaa will likely be featured as sequence newcomers.

Plot particulars are being handled like state secrets and techniques, however Garcia will reportedly play a CIA handler who accompanies the Expendables on their mission. Just like the earlier movies within the franchise, The Expendables 4 may even give attention to a mismatched gang of mercenaries and pay homage to the motion movies of the ‘80s and ‘90s.

Want for Pace and Act of Valor filmmaker Scott Waugh is about to direct, and filming is predicted to start in October. Spenser Cohen wrote the script, with revisions by Max Adams and John Joseph Connolly. It’s the primary movie within the franchise to not have Stallone as a credited co-writer. The veteran star additionally directed the primary movie, with Simon West taking on as director on The Expendables 2 and Patrick Hughes on the helm of The Expendables 3. It was reported just a few years in the past that Stallone had turned down the supply to return.

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The Expendables franchise appeared to have breathed its final after the third installment, which debuted in theaters in 2014, however was majorly impacted on the field workplace as a result of it was leaked on piracy websites mere weeks earlier than launch. It ended up being the lowest-grossing entry within the sequence, making simply over $200 million worldwide on a reported funds of round $100 million.

The primary two Expendables movies had been much more profitable, although. The tongue-in-cheek novelty of the primary installment, launched in 2010, pushed it throughout $274 million worldwide, and the second movie, armed with goodwill, revamped $300 million.

Funnily sufficient, The Expendables 4 appears to be, at the least as of now, the one movie within the sequence to not rely closely on stunt casting — except we’re utterly off the mark and have misjudged 50 Cent’s presence. Whereas the primary film featured Mickey Rourke and Eric Roberts, the second introduced in Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme. The third one took it a step additional and in some way satisfied Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Kelsey Grammer and Antonio Banderas to drop by. Over time, the franchise has additionally featured motion icons reminiscent of Bruce Willis, Jet Li and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

It stays to be seen if there’s nonetheless a marketplace for this type of film — it’s potential {that a} decade can have handed between these movies by the point the at the moment undated The Expendables 4 is lastly launched. A female-led spin-off, titled The ExpendaBelles, was additionally in growth, however there hasn’t been an replace about it in years.

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