Sly has confirmed on his Instagram account that he's preparing for EX4 and since everyone has been asking for something different he's gonna give it to them. Here we go, EX4 is finally coming probably sooner than later...
Dec 23, 2016
Splendid Film who has secured the distribution of EX4 in the German-speaking European market, has confirmed that the fourth installment of the franchise will be released in 2018 with Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Antonio Banderas, Wesley Snipes and Dolph Lundgren. They also expect more stars to join the party as usual.
After so many rumors and half-ass news we could take this announcement as a solid possibility of EX4 to finally moving forward.
Nov 23, 2016
Asked by Tulsa World about the status of “The Expendables 4,” Couture said they’re waiting on a script. He saw Stallone at the gym a couple of weeks ago and Stallone talked about how he wants to take the next installment in a different direction.
So the project is not dead and well in the works with Sly still planning to not only participate but in the driver's seat!
Oct 14, 2016
It looks like Seagal wants to be in the EX franchise at last. To a fan's tweet suggesting whether he'd be in "Expendables 4 ? vILLian ? need a bad~ass to take 'em down", Seagal responded that he "would be willing to chat with @TheSlyStallone He knows I [Seagal] appreciate his project."
Well it is a very encouraging statement since Seagal was not really interested in the past due to his fallout with Lerner (rumor has it). I for one am super excited if this happens, I always felt the franchise missed him big time along with Jackie Chan, and if EX4 can pull if off to have those guys finally in it, it'd be complete and can close off on a high note (well given that the baby Expendables are not in it anymore and it's rated a solid R).
The only concern now is whether EX4 will ever happen...if it does will Sly be in it?
Sep 24, 2016
There has been a slight sign of revival of EX4 through Seagal's tweeter page. He first responded to a fan's tweet that EX4 "is being discussed". Then he has been retweeting posts from this unofficial EX4 page. He followed a few hours ago by tweeting that "The Expendables is a great franchise".
There seems to be some EX4 discussions going on with the man. That's all we have for now, still not sure if the 4th installment is going to happen...
Jul 30, 2016
Not a lot of news but not long ago Couture was heard say that he “heard they had a script they were adapting for '(The Expendables) 4' and that we were going to start shooting for '4' in the fall”.
Also the guy who supplied the bikes to the EX team in the last movie (Tarhan Telli) tweeted: "The Expendables 4 soon......."; not sure what that means but it might be in line with what Couture heard.
EX4 to start shooting soon?
May 28, 2016
It's been very difficult to report any news on EX4 since there hasn't been any! There is no sign whatsoever of whether the project has been put on hold (or even dead) or secretly in the works. Even Lundgren, who was recently interviewed by HEYUGUYS on his new movie KC2, doesn't seem to know much about the future of EX4. Here's what he had to say:
HUG: There’s been some speculation about an Expendables 4 – is it something that you are keen to revisit at all and has Sly spoken to you about it at all?
DL: I haven’t talked to him about it, I kind of leave it up to him. Yeah, if it comes about it would probably be next summer. Usually those films are shot in the fall so it may be next year. I know he was side tracked a little because of the success of Creed, and of course the fact he was nominated for an Academy Award and all of that. He should have won, by the way! I think if it comes back, I’d give it another shot. It would be fun.
HUG: Who would you personally want to work with on Expendables 4 if it happens?
DL: Well, obviously there are icons like Clint Eastwood so that would be wonderful. There are other guys like Kurt Russell and Jackie Chan as well. I am trying to think of action people that haven’t been in it! Jackie Chan for sure, he’d be really cool.
Mar 12, 2016
There hasn't been any reliable news on the development of EX4 since the movie was semi-officially announced for a release in 2017, raising doubts in the viability of the fourth installment. The doubts were further reinforced when Stallone himself made a statement that an EX4 would be "Stallone-less" if it was to move ahead. Plus he seems to be involved in the Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and actively searching for dramatic roles, distancing himself from action movies. That being said, not winning his Oscar might have changed things.
Now 2 more or less reliable pieces of news have surfaced over the past few days giving some more life to the viability of an eventual EX4.
Randy Couture has confirmed to The Arnold Fans that filming on The Expendables 4 will get underway in the fall.
At the #ArnoldSportsFestival, Randy Couture confirms Expendables 4 starts filming this fall! #schwarzenegger
Yibada is reporting that Li Bingbing will appear in the sequel and according to the American based Chinese outlet, after the delays because of the script changes, the movie will finally start filming in May! The outlet further reports that while in Australia, Li said she got sick out of worrying she might not be able to do "The Expendables 4" because of a barrier.
Not sure how reliable all of this is, but if true more news should surface soon.