Arnold Schwarzenegger niet in The Expendables 4 zonder Sylvester Stallone

Arnold Schwarzenegger niet in The Expendables 4 zonder Sylvester StalloneArnold Schwarzenegger heeft tegenover Entertainment Weekly verklaard dat hij niet in The Expendables 4 verschijnt als Sylvester Stallone niet meedoet. Schwarzenegger was te zien als het personage Trench in alle drie de delen. Hij zei:

“There is no ‘Expendables’ without Sly, I would never do the movie without him, no.”

Schwarzenegger weet overigens weinig over het vierde deel:

“I have not seen the script; I don’t even know if there is a script, even though they want to shoot in August again, like they usually do. You know, I think the first and second one were terrific. But, the third one, I thought my part was not written well. It was also not playing well in the movie, as far as I was concerned. Maybe other people believed differently. But I didn’t believe that I had any value in the movie. I love the franchise, by the way. I think it’s a spectacular franchise, The Expendables. I think that Sly has good ideas, what he wants to do with it, and I think if they write a really good script [in] which my part is very well-developed, I would do it. If not, then I won’t do it.”

The Expendables 4 zou in 2018 moeten verschijnen en het laatste deel zijn in de reeks. Stallone regisseerde het eerste deel uit 2010. De acteur maakte eerder bekend niet meer betrokken te zijn bij het derde vervolg. Hij en Nu Image/Millennium-baas Avi Lerner werden het niet eens over de regisseur en het script. Lerner verklaarde eerder tegenover Deadline:

“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.”