People are already thinking about The Expendables 5 and what might happen after the upcoming Sylvester Stallone sequel, Expendables, which is set to release in theaters and is said to shake up the brand. Stallone’s 2010 action film The Expendables reunited him with several of his co-stars and competitors from his 1980s heyday. Since then, a total of three films in the series have been released, featuring the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Jason Statham, Jet Li, and even Wesley Snipes.
The fourth installment, titled Expend4bles, is scheduled for release in September 2023 and will include a cast roster that rivals that of the first three films in the franchise. Details are limited until the release of The Expendables 4 since The Expendables 5 would immediately follow whatever happens in that film. There has, however, been considerable speculation about an Expendables 5. Whatever Expend4bles has planned probably won’t be the final installment in the series.
The Expendables 5 Release Date
The Expendables 5 has yet to be announced by the franchise’s creators, hence there is no set release date as of this writing. The makers of The Expendables were receptive to the notion of filming a fifth picture, but they never confirmed or announced its production. Producers Kevin King-Templeton and Les Weldon told the Daily Express that they would make more Expendables movies if there was an audience for them.
In addition, Sylvester Stallone’s Barney Ross is unlikely to be featured in a potential The Expendables 5 film. This is because Stallone said that he was giving over control of the franchise to his co-star Jason Statham, with Expend4bles being his final appearance as the character. So, if there were to be more Expendables movies, Statham’s Lee Christmas would play the main role each time.
It’s possible that The Expendables 5 and subsequent installments in the franchise will never be made. This is because most commentators have been rather harsh about Expe4ndbles.
The Expendables 5 Cast
If The Expendables 5 is made, its cast will be one of the most discussed aspects of the film. In Expend4bles, Jason Statham’s Lee Christmas takes over as the series’ primary protagonist from Sylvester Stallone, who plays a smaller role. Stallone’s Barney Ross has appeared in every installment of The Expendables with Statham, so it will be fascinating to watch how Lee Christmas does as the primary character without him (many fans believe that Stallone’s Barney Ross will be killed off in the next film).
With Jason Sttham as the lead and Sylvester Stallone perhaps absent, the remainder of the cast of The Expendables 5 would be made up of returning characters from the previous movies as well as new ones (the identities of which are still unknown). If their characters survive the events of the fourth film, the following actors are likely to return for The Expendables 5:
- Curtis Jackson (rapper 50 Cent) as Easy Day
- Megan Fox as Gina
- Dolph Lundgren as Gunner Jensen
- Tony Jaa as Decha
- Randy Couture as Toll Road
- Andy Garcia as Marsh
The Expendables 5 Plot
At this time, it is impossible to make any kind of educated guess about “The Expendables” plot. Everything rides on how the plot of “Expendables 4” is resolved. From what we can tell, “The Expendables 5” will focus primarily on Jason Statham’s Lee Christmas and will presumably omit Sylvester Stallone’s Barney Ross. The rest of the plot of “The Expendables 5” is, of course, a complete mystery at this point in time.
The Expendables 4 Filming Details
Production was scheduled to start in October 2021, according to an August 2021 announcement. The first day of principal photography was September 29, 2021. Stallone made a social media post in October 2021 announcing that he had done filming his scenes for the movie.
The Jackie Chan Stunt Team oversaw the film’s stunt choreography while principal photography took place in London and Bulgaria. Thessaloniki, Greece, and other locations in Greece were used for filming in the month of November 2021. Greek military personnel were reportedly exploited as extras for a month without proper compensation, despite working extra hours.Tony Jaa announced the end of filming on December 3, 2021.