When The Expendables first hit the theater in 2010, a lot of people were wondering how Sylvester Stallone managed to pull that off. The star of Rambo fame was already in his 60s at the time of its release. 13 years down the lane, the trailer of Expendables 4 has just dropped. And at 76, Stallone is showing no signs of leaving the stage. What piqued fans’ interests the most though was the host of new additions to the upcoming action flick.
Expendables 4 aims at recreating the magic of the past
The Expendables franchise has been largely successful, with the trilogy having a proven track record of entertaining its viewers. These movies are a treat when it comes to blockbuster action films. No wonder a lot will be expected of the fourth entry in the franchise.
No one is more aware of this than Director Scott Waugh. Coming almost a decade after the last installment, it was imperative that the core of the film (read Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham) should be retained to attract the audience.
First step, check.
Some old faces, some new
To their credit, the people behind Expendables 4 have managed to get the other castings right on the money as well. With the release of the film’s theatrical trailer, fans were offered a glimpse of who were the new faces on the block.
Iko Uwais, Megan Fox, and Tony Jaa are the major additions to the cast. It was expected that this revamp would add to the hype. Safe to say that their changes have borne fruit, as fans can’t wait to see the ensemble in action.
Fans are hyped for Expendables 4
Fans took to the comment section of the film trailer to voice how impressed they were by the new additions. One YouTube user wrote,
“Iko Uwais and Tony Jaa are epic additions to the franchise!!! Hope they can be utilized to their fullest .”
Another wrote approvingly,
“Jason Statham vs Iko Uwais will be an epic battle in action history!!!!”
Fans were also delighted to see their favorite franchise make a return after all these years, with one user writing,
“I’m down for it this franchise never disappoint.”
Another excited fan wrote,
“Can’t wait for this movie. My Dad and I love the franchise.”
The hype is unreal for Expendables 4. We’ll get to see if it shall be able to deliver on September 22, 2023.
Watch the trailer here: