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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Who Once Hated Sylvester Stallone, Did Not Want to Work in His Franchise, Finally Agreed As a Favor to Stallone?

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Who Once Hated Sylvester Stallone, Did Not Want to Work in His Franchise, Finally Agreed As a Favor to Stallone?

Arnold Schwarzenegger is the action supernova of Hollywood. In addition to his acting profession, he is a businessman, top-notch filmmaker, politician, and retired professional bodybuilder. He is a beloved veteran actor who has appeared in several blockbuster films and built a solid filmography record.

Schwarzenegger is a rare talent who embodies his on-screen characters effectively and with physicality. Time magazine honored him by ranking him under the 100 most influential people in the world in 2004 and 2007.

The Terminator star retired from bodybuilding to follow his passion for acting and filmmaking. Schwarzenegger has collaborated with several commercially hit franchises, including The Expendables. The actor has appeared in three of its films, and as the new installment will soon hit the theaters, he has cleared the fuss and revealed why he wasn’t interested in reprising his role in the upcoming The Expendables 4. 

Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Not Reprise His Role in The Expendables 4

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger is arguably one of the greatest and finest talents in Hollywood. The actor found his true calling in acting and retired from his bodybuilding legacy for the love of cinema. In 1970 he appeared to land a role in Arthur Allan Seidelman’s directorial American fantasy-comedy film Hercules in New York. 

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He gained the attention of Hollywood’s heavyweights in 1976 for his exceptional performance in the comedy film Stay Hungry and received the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year. He has done versatile roles throughout his storied career, but fans of the star specifically love watching his action-packed movies.

His natural acting talent is what makes him unique and special. Arnold Schwarzenegger has done dozens of iconic films, and now the internet is buzzing over his absence in the upcoming fourth installment in The Expendables franchise.

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone

The Running Man movie star has appeared in the original trilogy in The Expendables franchise, and now he is setting the record straight over why he wasn’t interested in reprising his role in the upcoming sequel. He has been part of the Sylvester Stallone franchise since the original 2010 film.

In a recent candid interview, the Jingle All the Way star made some super bombshell claims. The actor stated,

“It’s done, and I’m not in it. I said, ‘You know what, we have done this, and I’m out of it.’ And [Stallone] really understood. I did [the first Expendables] as a favor to Sly. I shot it on a Saturday for two hours quickly in a church with Bruce Willis. Sly said, ‘Oh, can you do Expendables 2?’ and I did that for a weekend. Then it was expanded for Expendables 3. And that was it. We’re going to do something together one day.”

The Hollywood legend Sylvester Stallone created the commercially hit American action thriller franchise The Expendables. The original film was released in 2010, followed by two more sequels The Expendables 2 and The Expendables 3.  The Terminator actor has expressed his opinion on why he will not be in the upcoming installment, claiming he did the first three films as a favor to Stallone.

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A Brief Note on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Career

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the most bankable stars in American cinema. He is an extraordinarily talented star with an impressive physique and charismatic personality. Schwarzenegger has done versatile roles in multi-genre films, and despite having a successful bodybuilding career, he stepped into the world of showbiz and delivered several fascinating show-stopping performances. His filmography holds projects like Terminator, True Lies, Junior, Predator, and Commando.

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The Expendables 4 will hit theaters on Sept. 22, 2023.

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