The Expendables franchise started as an '80/90s action movie lover's dream: a bunch of testosterone-fueled badasses of that era, uniting in one over-the-top, violent, explosive, action throwback film.
However, as it turned out, the first film (directed by and starring Sylvester Stallone) wasn't the easy layup it should've been, with Stallone's directing and some CGI gore turning action purists off. The franchise's sequels haven't fared much better: Expendables 2 was the most profitable of the series, but got knocked for shorting fans on some hyped cameos and action sequences; and when the threequel tried to bring in the "new class" of young stars for a PG-13 flick, even the franchise's loyal fans nearly revolted.
Of course, since all of these Expendables films have made money, Expendables 4 is happening (naturally). While en route to set, Sly Stallone informed fans that this fourth film will bring something "different."
Fans can only guess what that cryptic (or generic) tease means - as truthfully, it's getting hard to envision what new tricks these old dogs even have left.
We'll keep you udpated on the Expendables 4 production and casting news.