Stallone says he won't be back for The Expendables 4
We're not entirely sure how to feel about this.
On the one hand, The Expendables with Stallone doesn't make a lot of sense to us, because he was the de facto leader of the rag tag group of mercenaries.
On the other hand, we're kinda shocked that the series made it as far as Part 3, primarily because (whisper it) none of them were particularly very good.
That didn't stop them all from making decent (but for from exceptional) bank.
The first one came out in 2010, cost $82 million to make, and grossed $274 million worldwide.
The second arrived in 2012, cost $100 million to make, and made $315 million worldwide.
And finally, The Expendables 3 arrived in 2014, cost $90 to make, and earned $214 million worldwide.
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Apparently, this falling profit margin and differences on where the series should go next between Stallone and the movies primary producer is why he's backing out of the already planned fourth entry, according to Deadline.
Not that there aren't a huge line of people to potentially take over, not least of which is Arnie himself.
Or we could just go full tilt crazy and have Jason Statham lead the charge in an Expendable / Fast & Furious cross-over.
Now THAT'S something we want to see!