Facts about the Expendables That You Should Know

The Expendables series is a series of great action movies that make many people waiting for its new film series. This action movie is always interesting to watch because you can see many popular action movie stars here. Not only the veteran but you can see the new ones as well. There are many interesting Facts about The Expendables that you should know. Here are they are:

Dolph Lundgren is a Genius in Real Life
There is a character named Gunnar Jensen which is played by Dolph Lundgren. In the film, he depicted to be chemical engineering. In fact, that is inspired by his true life story. Lundgren is expert chemical engineering. He receives his master degree from the University of Sydney in 1982. Before that, he got his a degree in chemistry in 1976 from Washington State University and continues his education to get his a degree in chemical engineering from Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

Sylvester Stallone Did His Scenes without Stuntman
As you know that Sylvester Stallone is a veteran in an action movie who played various action movies since then. In The Expendables, there are many extreme scenes which demand the casts to do the dangerous scene. Sylvester Stallone is reported doing his own dangerous scenes and got some injuries all over his body, including the broken teeth, a neck fracture, and others bruises. He needs to perform operation due to his neck condition; even he needs to receive a metal pin plate for his neck.

Facts about the Expendables That You Should Know

Steve Austin Got an Accident during the Shoot
Steve Austin also injured as well. He makes his leg hurt because doing the dangerous scenes in this action movie. Austin said to be close to the explosion as he standing near the explosion with the bag. Fortunately, the bag saves him because it covers his leg and the bag get the most damage due to the explosion.

Bring Railroad Track to Bulgaria
One of the scenes in the movie takes place in Bulgaria. The crew needs to set up a railroad track with a bridge near the Osam River as written in the script. Nowadays, you can see the bridge used for the shooting process.

There are many surprising facts behind the filming process. Through the film, we can see that Lundgren is a genius, but it also applies in real life. Lundgren is also a genius in real life with his master degree in chemical engineering. Some of the casts are hurt during the film process, such as Sylvester Stallone and Steve Austin. You can see one of the memorable places in Bulgaria, the railway system and bridge use as one of the scenes in The Expendables

What You Need to Know about Upcoming Expendables 4

Even though Expendables 3 is not as successful as the two previous films, it is confirmed that there will be Expendables 4 which will be the final movie of this series. Here are some of the information that you need to know about this upcoming film.

Sylvester Stallone Confirmed to be in Expendables 4
Even though in April 2017 Stallone or also known as Sly stated that he would not return back to Expendables 4, fans are relieved that in early 2018, he confirmed that he would be back in Expendables 4 as the lead role.

Rumours of the Villain in Expendables 4
at first, Sly stated that he wanted to have Jack Nicholson as the villain for Expendables 4. However, there is also news that Hulk Hogan, a retired professional wrestler will be as the main villain for this final movie.

Actors who will Join Expendables 4
When Sly said that he was out from the franchise, Arnold Schwarzenegger also stated that he will not return to Expendables 4 without Sly, there is no Expendables without him. However, it is not clear when Sly confirmed that he is back in the franchise and Schwarzenegger will also follow this decision. Jason Statham who is also a big fan of Stallone much likely to be part of Expendables 4 as Christmas Lee. Other actors who confirmed to be part of the film is Randy Couture, Dawyne “The Rock” Johnson and Dolph Lundgren.

Expendables 4 will be an R-Rated Film
Due to lots of critics of Expendables 3 who was PG-13 rating which impact on the action scenes, Stallone said in one of his interviews that Expendables 4 will be an R-Rated Film. The main reason why they made Expendables 3 with a PG-13 rating because they wanted to have a wider range of audience. However, Expendables 3 made fewer profits than the other two previous films.

The Film Shooting Started in April 2019
After a long delay, even though there is no official announcement, it is believed that the film shooting already started in April 2019 and it is expected to be released next year. The long delay happened due to scheduling conflict of several actors such as Stallone who was busy with Rambo V and Jason Statham who is the filming of the spinoff Film of the Fast & Furious called, Hobbs & Shaw.

Rumours said that the filming will take place in Bulgaria again as well in China. Well, maybe we just need to keep our eyes on Sylvester Stallone’s Instagram since he liked to share information about his upcoming projects.

The Illegal Copy-Film and Updated News on Leaking Action in The Expandables 3

Have you ever watched The Expandables 3? Casted by Sylvester Stallone, this film has its controversy among the lovely viewer. Unfortunately, this film had a leaking action which decrease the amount of money and gets out of the box office. Below, the brief information on leaking action and updated news on it

  • Leaked 3 Weeks before the Official Release
    If you do not know the bad information about the bad things on The Expandables 3, for your information, Sylvester Stallone starrer ‘The Expendables 3 has been leaked online and it gives the bad effects on it. Surprisingly, the film was leaked online three weeks before the official release and it was downloaded more than 2,2 million download leaked copy.

There are six download links on Torrents and at least ten blog links on direct illegal download of the film which was available to download on 23 July 214. From the privacy pirates action, Fox estimated at least tens millions dollars in lost revenue

  • Someone Arrested in UK
    Once the digital copy was available for download, the blame was placed to the individual who misused the copy of the film. Public was directly suspected the integrity of people of Lionsgate, the distributing responsible company, and ask looking for the new company for the next series.
The Illegal Copy-Film and Updated News on Leaking Action in The Expandables 3

Fortunately, thanks to U.S Homeland Security Investigation and Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit at the City of London Police that for the cooperation in finding the one who responsible behind the leaking action

It merely few information provided by about the 33 years old suspect. The only information is that the suspect was arrested in Leeds and they were taken to the local police station.

The arrested suspect could give a new perspective about pirating and leaking film. Public needs to be educated that piracy is not simply victimless crime. It can risk and jeopardy thousands of jobs in the UKÆs creative industry and film industry.

Why Expendables 3 is not as Successful as other Two Films?

Expendables 3 was released in 2014 with Sylvester Stallone as the main actor. Even though the two previous films, Expendables in 2010 and Expendables 2 in 2012 were a success, but this third film received mix reviews and made less money than the other two previous films.

It is a PG-13 Rating
Unlike the previous two films which were R-Rated, Expendables 3 is a PG-13 Rating with the hope that it could bring a wider audience. Stallone stated in an interview that it was a horrible miscalculation and with this rating, it moderates the expectation of the audience for the violent scenes. There are many scenes that are badly edited in order to achieve a PG13 rating.

The Film is Leaked Prior to Film’s Premiere
Three weeks prior to Film’s premiere, Expendables 3 with a DVD quality was leaked and downloaded more than 2 million times. Lionsgate as the official distributor of this film filed a lawsuit against individuals for violating copyright infringement. It turned out that the digital copy was stolen, and it was uploaded illegally on the internet so people could download this film. There are three sites which were fined USD150,000 by California court because of sharing this film. This leakage is one of the reasons why this third film didnÆt make as much money as the previous film series.

Why Expendables 3 is not as Successful as other Two Films

In North America, Expendables 3 made USD$ 39,322,544 compared to Expendables 2 which made USD$ 85,028,192 and Expendables (2010) made USD$ 103,068,524. In worldwide, Expendables 3 made USD$ 214,657,577 compared to Expendables 2 which made USD$ 314,975,955 and Expendables (2010) which made USD$ 274,470,394.

Another reason why this film is not as good as the previous films is the young Expendables failed to charm the audiences. Critics mentioned that the introduction of a group of young Expendables is made in order to attract younger audiences, but it became lame and taking too much screen time.

Sylvester Stallone and the Expendables Series

Maybe in the old days, people always refer Sylvester Stallone with Rocky series. Even this fact is still deniable, but people now also refer him with the Expendables series. It is undoubtedly that Expendables series became the comeback moment for Sylvester Stallone in the big action movies.

  • His Role in the Expendables
    Sylvester Stallone played as the leader of mercenaries group called the Expendables, Barney Ross. In the first Expendables, CIA Agent Church who is played by Bruce Willis hired him in order to do investigation in Vilena. In the three Expendables films, we could see Barney’s personal side that is very close to his team member. He mourned when Billy the Kid’s died in the first film and when Hale Caesar played by Terry Crews was severely injured in the Expendables 3, he even gave his lucky ring to him when he was recovering. Barney’s famous weapon is a revolver pistol and he is also an experienced pilot.
  • ot Only as the Lead Role, but Sylvester Stallone also Wrote the Expendables
    The Expendables series is originally created by David Callaham and Sylvester Stallone wrote all the three scripts. David Callaham got involved only on the first Expendables in 2010. Stallone wrote the script with Richard Wenk for the Expendables 2; Katrin Benedikt and Creighton Rothenberger worked with him for the Expendables 3.
  • He Liked Terry Crews So Much and Decided to Rewrite the Movie Script
    At first, Hale Caesar played by Terry Crews didn’t get many lines and fight scenes. However, Stallone really liked him and wanted him to have more screen time. Therefore, he rewrote the movie so that Crews could appear more in the film scenes. Even though many people love Crews’ appearance in the three Expendables Films, he decided to not take any part of the upcoming Expendables 4 since the producer Avi Lerner threatened him to not continue his sexual assault lawsuit to Adam Venit, a senior Hollywood agent.
Sylvester Stallone and the Expendables Series
  • He Exited the Expendables 4 but Decided to Join Back
    Even though since the announcement in 2016 that there will be the Expendables 4 which will be the final film of this series, in March 2017, Stallone stated that he exited the franchise due to some disagreements with producer and a new director. One month later, Arnold Schwarzenegger stated that he would not come back to the Expendables series without Stallone. This news really shocked the fans from and people were wondering if there will be any Expendables 4.

Fortunately, in January 2018, Stallone said that he is coming back to the franchise and the film is expected to start the filming in 2019. Even until now they haven’t informed the release date, but the fans are looking forward to watching the final film of this series.

Getting to Know Actors Played in Expendables 3

Expendables Film Franchise is always associated with Sylvester Stallone played as Barney Ross who is the leader of the Expendables. Not only a skilled handgun sharpshooter, but Barney is also known as an experienced pilot. Besides Stallone, take a look at other characters that attract many audiences to watch Expendables 3.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Arnold Schwarzenegger played as Trent “Trench” Mauser, Barney’s former teammate who also has his own private army team and become a rival team of Expendables. In Expendables 3, Trench support Expendables on his mission to catch Stonebanks. Trench character often said several lines which were taken from previous action films stared by Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger is best known for his Terminator film series as well his political role as Governor of California from 2003 to 2011.
  • Mel Gibson
    Mel Gibson played as Conrad Stonebanks who was a former co-founder of the Expendables. Stonebanks was assumed dead in the previous films but apparently, he is alive in this third film. Instead of being the good guy, Stonebanks became a villain by being an arms trader. Gibson is famous for action heroes’ films such as Mad Max and Lethal Weapon series. He also produced and funded the Passion of the Christ film in 2004.
  • Harrison Ford
    Even though Harrison Ford just joined in Expendables 3, he played as Max Drummer who replaced Mr Church played by Bruce Willis in the first and second film. Drummer previously was in Air Force as a major and he became CIA liaison to Barney. This 76-year-old actor is well known in several films such as Hans Solo in Star Wars Series, Indiana Jones and Air Force One.
Getting to Know Actors Played in Expendables 3

Besides these four characters, there are also other famous Hollywood actors such as Jason Statham who played as Lee Christmas, Antonio Banderas as Galgo, Terry Crews as Hale Caesar, and Jet Li as Yin Yang. With many famous action film actors, Expendables 3 definitely a film that is worth to watch.

Terry Crews is not Returning Back in Expendables 4, Here’s What Happened

Terry Crews is not Returning Back in Expendables 4, Here’s What Happened – Terry Crews played as Hale Caesar in the three films of Expendables. The sequel also will be the final film of this franchise is expected to be released in 2019. However, Crews will not return to be in this film, here’s what happened.

Expendables Producer Avi Lerner Threatened Him to Drop His Lawsuit
In October 2017, Crews responded to #MeToo Movement and Harvey Weinstein’s case in his series of tweets and came forward that he was sexually assaulted by a Hollywood executive in 2016. One month after his tweets, Crews filed an official report to LAPD. The truth is spoken, it was Adam Venit who allegedly assaulted him in a party in 2016.

While other Hollywood celebrities praised of his bravery to come forward of this case, Expendables Producer Avi Lerner called Crews’ manager to withdraw his lawsuit against Venit if he still wants to appear in upcoming Expendables 4. Crews decided to not return back in this final franchise series. Adam Venit returned to work after one-month unpaid suspension from his agency. Venit is a veteran agent who represents Hollywood famous actors such as Sylvester Stallone, Emma Stone, Steve Martin and more.

Avi Lerner was also being sued in 2017 by a Former Employee
When Crews stated that he is not returning to Expendables 4, he stated that abusers protect abusers. His statement referred to a lawsuit against Avi Lerner and Nu Image and Millennium Films by a former employee, Jane Roe who worked in Nu Image from 2011 until she got fired 2016. The lawsuit was about harassing with demeaning comments, misogynistic environment at a workplace and a discriminatory. Avi Lerner denied all the accusation and said it’s all lies and a joke.

Even though fans will not be able to see Crews in the upcoming Expendables 4, Crews’ new thriller film called John Henry will be released soon in 2019.

About The Expendables 2

The Expendables 2 is the second series of The Expendables film series and launched in 2012. This second action film is directed by an English film producer and director, Simon West. The Expendables 2 is written by Sylvester Stallone and Richard Wenk and adapted from the story of Ken Kaufman, Wenk, and David Agosto. This action movie is produced by Avi Lerner, Kevin King Templeton, Les Weldon, and Danny Lerner.

The Stars
In this action film, you will see some old players as you can see in The Expendables (2010) and some new faces. This film is more interesting because more big names will take part in this movie. They are Sylvester Stallone played as the leader named Barney Ross. The handsome, Jason Statham will be played as Lee Christmas who describes as the professional in handling knife as his main weapon. Jet Li also takes his role in this film by playing as a character named Yin Yang.

Chuck Norris played as Booker. Liam Hemsworth takes a role as Billy the Kid. Bruce Willis played as Church, a CIA agent. Arnold Schwarzenegger played as Trench Mauser. Jean-Claude Van Damme played as Jean Vilain, the enemy of The Expendables team. Dolph Lundgren played as Gunner Jensen, and other casts as well, such as Terry Crews, Yu Nan, and Scott Adkins.

The Plots
Barney Ross and his team get a mission from Mr. Church to save an object with the help of Maggie and their new member of the team, Billy the kid. This mission led them to meet a terrorist group, named Sang which leads by Jean Vilain. The success of this mission ruins when Vilain taking Billy the kid as the hostage and ask The Expendable to give the object with Bill’s life.

After Ross giving the object to the Vilain, he doesn’t keep his promise to exchange it with Billy’s life. Instead, he kills Billy the kid. Ross and his team swear to kill Vilain for Billy. The object later found out as the computer which keeps secret data about the location of 50 tons of plutonium. Vilain wants to find the location and sell the plutonium. The Expendables successes in tracking Sang’s location however, they were attacked a day after Sang and his people. With the help of an old friend, Booker, The Expendables can beat up and Vilain.

The Expendables 2 is launched in 2012 and the second series of The Expendable the film series. It was directed by Simon West. You will see many famous actors played in this action film.

What You Will See in Expendables 3

After receiving a huge success in the box office with The Expendables and The Expendables 2, Sylvester Stallone comes back with The Expendables 3. This action movie brings more movie stars into the set and gives more intrigues into the story. This action movie is directed by Patrick Hughes. It is produced by Avi Lerner, Danny Lerner, Kenny King Templeton, John Thompson, and Les Weldon. The screenplay is created by Sylvester Stallone, Katrin Benedikt, and Creighton Rothenberger.

The New Faces
There are many veteran action actors and top actors played in The Expendables (2010) and The Expendables 2. In Expendables 3, you will see some new faces played as the casts in this movie. The first one is Mel Gibson. In this movie, Gibson will play as Conrad Stonebanks. He is used to be one of the founders of The Expendables before turning into a savage gun dealer. Harrison Ford played as Max Drummer. He is a CIA officer and pilot who help The Expendables.

The next is Antonio Banderas who played as the Galgo. He is a former in Spanish Armed Forces and a professional in using the sharpshooter. Wesley Snipes also takes a part in this movie played as Doctor Death, one of the members of The Expendables. He is an expert in using the knife. Other casts that you will see in The Expendables 3 are Kelsey Grammer, Ronda Rousey, Kellan Lutz, Victor Ortiz, Glen Powell, Natalie Burn, Sarai Givaty and Robert Davi.

Exciting and Thrilling Stories
In this movie, Ross will face a crisis where he will face the co-founder of The Expendables, Conrad Stonebanks. The Expendables thinks that Stonebanks was dead all of this time, in fact, Stonebanks arranges for his death for a lot of money in illegal buying and selling weapons. All of The Expendables members were shot by Stonebanks and his people. It makes The Expendables pressed and retreated because Caesar was shot twice.
Going back to America, Ross receives a new mission to bring Stonebanks alive and bring him to the International criminal court because of what he did during the war. Ross intends to Bring Stonebanks by himself without his teams because of his guilt. He recruits his new team with the help of Bonaparte. Apparently, Stonebanks knows about Ross’ plan and shoot his van and kidnap his new team. With the help of Galgo and his old team, Ross succeeds to save his new members and kill Stonebanks.

The Expendables 3 offers a fresh story and more new faces in the movie. You will see the acting of Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas, Wesley Snipes, Kelsey Grammer, Ronda Rousey, Kellan Lutz, Victor Ortiz, Glen Powell, Natalie Burn, Sarai Givaty and Robert Davi. The story is also exciting and thrilling at the same time.