After six months of doubtful news including a Couture type of hint to the filming start date, there is a more solid confirmation of the EX4 project being back on track.
According to Deadline Stallone will return for Rambo 5 in September 2018 and star in The Expendables 4 in early 2019. Apparently the Chinese exhibition giant Dadi has pre-bought mainland China distribution rights to Sylvester Stallone-fronted action sequels The Expendables 4 and Rambo 5 from Avi Lerner’s Millenium Media.
I remain skeptical until the project starts filming and we see set photos. A similar deal was announced in October 2015 and then fell apart. in December 2016 a distributor bought the rights to EX4 in Germany but again nothing followed and Sly backed out of the project entirely in March 2017 before he was convinced late last year to return.
There is no question that Avi is trying hard to make the project take off but the stars have not been lining up for him. Maybe this time...