Written by Damilola Faustino
Sylvester Stallone is quitting the fourth installment of The Expendables franchise due to a disagreement with the film chief, Avi Lerner.
Reports claim that both of them could not agree on who to direct the fourth installment and that they had varying views on the script.
However, for Avi, it is not yet over as there is still room for Stallone to return.
He said: “We’ve got disagreements with Sly, but we’ve had them for over a year and a half. Right now, each one has an opinion. We agreed on 95% of things, but there are certain things in production we don’t agree on. I don’t think it’s over, but write whatever you want. In my opinion, it’s not dead.”
The 1st installment of the film in 2010 starred the 70-year-old award-winning actor alongside a host of action stars including Jet Li, Jason Statham and Michey Rourke. The film made over £200 million at the box office.
A 2nd installment was released in 2012 featuring Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme joining the cast and made over £240 million. The 3rd installment was released in 2014 with Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas and Wesley Snipes starring. It made over £170 million.
A fourth and final film had been scheduled for release in 2018.
Fans will be very disappointed if Sylvester Stallone doesn’t return to The Expendables because he is one of the pioneering actors and key characters of the film.