Mar 3, 2022

Lundgren Says Budget Twice As Big recently spoke to Dolph Lundgren who revealed a few extra details about EX4. His statement about the budget is a bit questionable given the quality of some of the set photos we’ve seen so far but he was closer to it so it could be true. Here’s what he had to say:

Lundgren: Well, it's definitely bigger. I mean, the budget is probably at least twice what the last one was, I think. It's a special franchise, because a lot of these action franchises today are based on superheroes, and they're for young viewers. So there's no blood. Nobody gets killed. People get banished to another universe.

But Expendables is old school. Unfortunately, people get blown up, and shot, and there's real fights and real stunts. So I think with that type of approach, plus the fact we've got... You know, Megan Fox is in it, 50 Cent is in it. Him and I actually have a lot of scenes together. Andy Garcia. There's some new blood, and I think there's a certain excitement to it, testosterone-driven excitement that, hopefully, people will want to see.

It is special because you have all of these different personalities on set. Usually, in a big movie, you may have three or four leads. Even in Aquaman, you got four, maybe, main characters, but here you have half a dozen, or almost 10. In some of them, there's been 10 people. ... Anywhere you turn, there's somebody famous. So it's exciting, as an actor. That's what makes a franchise special. For me, I'm friends with Jason and Stallone, and I got to know, like I said, 50, and those other people, and they're all good people. You know, it's like an old-school movie, where you do a lot of your own stunts, and you fire full blanks on set. There's not that much CGI in that picture.

1 comment:

  1. Okay, it looks like we will have an Expendables with realistic violence just like the first movie. But if it was so expensive, why did they dismiss the Poirier idea that seemed to keep the essence of the franchise with legendary actors from the 80's and 90's (including the long-awaited legendary participation of Russell)? Poirier's idea seemed to be just as expensive as this one, but it was certainly much better than including more young people.