Posted on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The Expendables was less of a movie and more of an excuse for Sylvester Stallone and his various aging action movie co-stars to pose and preen. Like a former high school quarterback returning to his old stomping grounds to rally the new team at homecoming, these movies represent a nostalgic eagerness with a dash of vanity – you can feel everyone involved muttering “Let’s show these kids how it’s really done” between the frames.
It was charming for a little while. And then it wore off. The Expendables 3 didn’t make nearly as much money as the first two films, but those international numbers were apparently high enough to justify one more sequel. It looks like The Expendables 4 is happening and it will be in theaters in 2018.
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Posted on Sunday, January 17th, 2016 by Fred Topel
The Expendables 4 is already in development, with plans to film in China as many American blockbusters are prone to do. Although Sylvester Stallone has been the driving force behind the franchise, Expendables star Terry Crews believes that could now change. Find out why after the jump.
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Despite The Expendables 3‘s underwhelming box-office performance in the States, this franchise isn’t dead yet. They can’t seem to get these movies right, but that’s not stopping Sylvester Stallone (Antz) and all involved from making Expendables 4. Learn more about the sequel after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 by Angie Han
The Expendables franchise is based on a pretty simple formula: dump a bunch of action heroes into one picture, and watch the box office dollars roll in. It’s worked out pretty well so far for the series, which has collectively grossed $785 million worldwide. So why should movie stars get to have all the fun?
Fox is developing The Expendables, an action-drama event series which will bring together some of TV’s best loved ass-kickers for a brand new adventure. Get all the details on The Expendables TV series after the jump. Read More »
Steven Seagal will probably never become expendable. While this morning brought a new trailer for The Expendables 3 — the third installment of Sylvester Stallone’s cavalcade of action all-stars — one big name remains absent from the ever-expanding roster. That’s Seagal, who explains in a new interview that he isn’t likely to ever show up for that group duty. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, March 13th, 2014 by Angie Han
Whether you like family-friendly animated adventures or hard-R action thrillers, someone out there is trying to make a sequel for you. After the jump:
- Kristen Bell would do Frozen 2 “in a heartbeat”
- Sullivan Stapleton really wants there to be another 300
- Jean Claude Van Damme would like to be in Expendables 4
- The Raid 3 won’t get going “for a couple of years”
- Fast & Furious 7 is heading to Abu Dhabi to shoot
- Leigh Whannell doesn’t know anything about Saw 8
- … but does have a few details to share about Insidious 3
- Transformers 4 reveals a bunch of (human) character posters
- The GNN staff goes wild in a deleted scene from Anchorman 2
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Posted on Friday, February 14th, 2014 by Angie Han
Rio 2 and Muppets Most Wanted have some sweet V-Day messages for you. Also after the jump:
- Jed Whedon explains why there hasn’t been a Dr. Horrible sequel.
- Kurt Russell talks Fast & Furious 7 and the Expendables series.
- Elizabeth Banks reveals a little detail about Pitch Perfect 2.
- Speaking of which, Brittany Snow will also be back with the Bellas.
- What would an I Am Legend follow-up have been about?
- Check out the new toy line for Transformers: Age of Extinction.
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Have you ever flipped your TV to a movie and been delighted it was one of those presentations with facts that pop up on the screen? If so, you might want to know about a new site just launched that provides that sort of presentation all the time.
The site is called Yeah! and is run by AMC Networks, which own AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv and IFC Films. Basically, the site allows you to stream movies like Scream, Reservoir Dogs, 300, The Terminator, Clerks, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Pulp Fiction, and This is Spinal Tap. Along with each film are 400-500 pieces of new, original context and facts that appear on the screen during the film. Check out a video and read more below. Read More »
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Briefly: When Lionsgate bought Summit, we heard that there could be a continuation or re-do of the Twilight series at some point in the future, and one of the possibilities seemed like it could be based on TV.
Now we can add a few more possible film-to-TV developments to Lionsgate’s list. In a conference call today, CEO Jon Feltheimer said that two properties acquired in the Summit buy, Red and Step Up, are in consideration for TV development alongside The Expendables. While Deadline notes that the Stallone action films weren’t explicitly mentioned by Feltheimer today, the site has been told that’s on the list as well.
Developing The Expendables would seem to hinge on what talent could be corralled for the show. Maybe Chuck Norris could make this his coda to Walker, Texas Ranger. Or Terry Crews could make it his own. Since the film series is all about the big collection of name actors, doing the show without that cache doesn’t seem to have much of a point. Red is in a similar position, as the name actors in that film (one of whom, Bruce Willis, is also part of The Expendables) were the biggest draw for many audiences.
Even before The Expendables opened last year, we heard that a sequel was likely to happen. And a sequel still seems very much on the boards, but new info paints it as a very different project than we previously expected.
Millennium Films is moving forward with the second film, but the script is by David Agosto and Ken Kaufman, rather than Sylvester Stallone. Sly also directed the first film, but the company is now looking for someone else to direct the follow-up. Read More »