PopCulture.com 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.
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.