The last three films saw Sylvester Stallone as Barney Ross, backstopped by Jason Statham as Lee Christmas, as the obvious leaders of The Expendables. While there are plenty of big-name action stars in the movie, it is obvious that Sly calls the shots and that is likely to remain in “The Expendables 4,” note the critics.
“The Expendables” movie franchise is Stallone’s baby and he took the effort to bring other action stars onboard as the series continued and that is why it has become a great action franchise that it is now.
According to a source close to the “Rambo” actor, at his age, Sylvester Stallone has done it all as an actor and action star so he just wants to make movies that people could remember him by. An award or two there are just bonuses because for him, the important thing now is to be able to make people enjoy his movies. And he can do that by being in the film and not out of it, the source adds.
The rumors about Stallone no longer assuming the role of Barney Ross in “The Expendables 4” came as an offshoot of the recent interview of Terry Crews, who plays the role of Hale Caesar in the action film franchise.
Crews was quoted as saying that Stallone might no longer include himself in “The Expendables 4” because he is already busy working on “Creed 2.”