The action franchise that stormed the 2010s – The Expendables (original title: The Expendables) will officially return with a new movie in 2023. Re-appearing after nearly a decade from part 3, The Mercenaries 4 will have new “makeovers” that will make the audience who love the series excited.
Jason Statham will become the “leader”
After three films led by veteran face Sylvester Stallone, The Expendables 4 will mark the first time Jason Statham is “promoted” to lead the film.
The character Lee Christmas, played by Jason Statham, is a former SAS soldier with remarkable close combat abilities and skillful knife techniques. He is the second most influential person in the team after Barney (played by Sylvester Stallone), and is also the right-hand man and best friend of the respected captain. Christmas’s fighting ability and importance in the Expendables is unquestionable, as he is the infamous “assassin” who has defeated the most opponents in the entire team.
In the fourth film, although Sylvester Stallone will still appear, Jason Statham’s role will be stepped up a notch, as he now becomes the central character of the entire film. However, whether Jason Statham will be the one to replace Sylvester Stallone’s captain role or not is still a mystery. However, with the ability of Jason Statham, the fact that he became the main character did not make hard fans of the series dissatisfied. On the contrary, fans are even more looking forward to Christmas’s trademark knife and melee combat.
New famous rookies: Megan Fox, 50 Cent
In August 2021, the Hollywood Reporter reported that three stars Megan Fox, 50 Cent and Thai martial arts superstar Tony Jaa will be the new faces of the movie series The Mercenaries. The addition of this “rookie” cast is quite true to the style of the series, when The Mercenaries is known as a series that gathers “bloody” action stars in Hollywood.
As the Ranger’s newest shadow, Megan Fox plays Gina, a former CIA agent and ex-girlfriend of Lee Christmas. In the trailer, the audience sees hot scenes of Jason Statham and Megan Fox. This is also a rare time when the audience gets to see Statham have a “loveline” with a female co-star. Especially when it’s sexy icon Megan Fox, these segments make fans excited.
However, the beauty of the Transformers series will not only be the “lover” of the male lead in The Mercenary Squad 4. Unlike most of Fox’s previous roles, she will become an important part of the Squad. elite this time, even with a role revealed to be “equal” to Jason Statham. Fox’s powerful but equally captivating action sequences will be a new breeze for the upcoming film.
In addition, three other important names added to the squad are “hip-hop icon” 50 Cent, Thai action star Tony Jaa and Raid series main actor Iko Uwais. 50 Cent has shared many times about the part of the movie The Mercenaries that he is about to appear in, revealing that the role of the character Easy Day that he takes on is extremely necessary. This rapper even happily commented on Instagram: “This is my movie. Everyone else is just participating,” showing that he is extremely confident in his new work. Meanwhile, Tony Jaa and Iko Uwais promise to deliver his trademark heavy-duty action when he first joins the Mercenary Squad in a still-secret role.
In the “new dual”, it is impossible not to mention the actor Andy Garcia of The Godfather Part 3, when he will play a CIA agent, who is also the one who assigned the task of hunting down the villain Rahmat & Ocelot for the squad. This cult star cast will create a new part of the movie The Mercenaries that will explode next September.
Back to the core of “The Expendables”
Each installment of The Mercenaries is known for a different director, bringing its own unique imprint. After the first two movies were famous for their heavy action-violence, the third movie with a rating of PG-13 made the “blood fans” of the Rangers somewhat disappointed when they could no longer admire the close-quarter combat. reckless.
The new film will be directed by Scott Waugh, known for films like Act of Valor or Need for Speed. According to the production crew’s promise, the new film will return to the core “identity” that makes the Expendables brand successful: violent, bloody and extremely daring. In addition to the fact that the team spent nearly a decade on the new film before bringing the film to the big screen this coming September, the audience can fully expect a feverish, satisfying Expendables movie. all the expectations and expectations of the fans.
EXPEND4BLES – title released in Vietnam: MERRYAL TEAM 4 – Scheduled to premiere September 22.