Led by Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham, The Expandable 4 cast contains several talented stars. But which characters do they play?
Armed with every weapon they can get their hands on, the Expendables are the world’s last line of defense and the team that gets called when all other options are off the table.
Release date: September 22, 2023 (USA)
Director: Scott Waugh
Budget: 100 million USD
Cinematography: Tim Maurice-Jones
Distributed by: Lionsgate, Lionsgate Films, Shochiku, Pony Canyon
Executive producers: Boaz Davidson, Christa Campbell
The Expendables 4 Trailer
Who’s In the Cast of The Expendables 4?
The Expendables franchise has always been a homage to the classic 80s and 90s action movies and has invariably featured an ensemble cast. The fourth installment will be no different. The Expendables 4 is set to see the return of Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, and Randy Couture, reprising their original roles from the last three installments as the leading quartet of mercenaries.
Stallone reprises his role as Barney Ross, the leader of The Expendables who takes on assignments from government agencies. Barney portrays himself as mostly invulnerable but often expresses regrets about his life choices. He is close to his team members and often concerned about their safety. He is an expert pilot, loves to take his targets off guard, and wields a revolver as his signature weapon. The fourth movie will be the last appearance of Barney Ross in the series. In any future stories, if any, the focus will most likely shift to his close friend and fellow teammate, Lee Christmas.
Statham will reprise his role as Lee Christmas, a former SAS soldier and Barney’s closest friend, Lee is trusted with any dangerous mission, like no other. Though he often questions Barney’s decisions, he is very loyal to his friend. Lee is the team’s knife expert, who can use knives with incredible speed and accuracy, which comes in very handy to kill targets. He is also a butt of jokes from his teammates, who keep targeting his arrogance, appearance, and so on.
Lundgren will return as Gunner Jensen, an expert with heavy weapons and an indispensable member of The Expendables. In the earlier movies, we learn that Gunner has been mentally and emotionally unstable due to stress and trauma from years of combat, as well as extensive drug and alcohol abuse. He has previously been discharged by Barney in the past due to his mental instability but later rejoined the team as an integral member.
Couture returns as Toll Road, the demolitions expert for the Expendables. Although he has had smaller roles in the earlier three installments, Toll Road is quite significant to the stories. In the earlier stories, it is established that he used to be a wrestler and got injured which left him with a deformed ear, which makes him very conscious. Toll Road is easily angered, especially when his teammates make fun of his ear.
Iko Uwais (The Raid) will play the film’s villain, Rahmat, a former soldier who becomes an arms dealer and owns a private army, who, needless to say, will be confronting our Expendable heroes.
Joining the returning cast members, there are also some new but famous faces on board, including rapper/actor Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (Den of Thieves) as Easy Day, Megan Fox (Jennifer’s Body) as Gina, Andy Garcia (The Godfather Part III) as CIA agent Marsh, Jacob Scipio (Bad Boys for Life) as Galan, Levy Tran (The Haunting of Hill House) as Lash, with Thai martial arts legend Tony Jaa (Ong Bak), Sheila Shah (Rambo: Last Blood), and retired strongman and World’s Strongest Man 2017 winner Eddie Hall in undisclosed roles.
One major icon who won’t be returning for the fourth movie is Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Governator confirmed in May 2023 that he will not be back as Trench in Expendables 4.
What Is The Expendables 4’s Plot?
The fourth installment of the franchise will see Barney Ross and his team of mercenaries setting out to get an arms dealer who heads up a massive private army.
We know so far that Barney, Lee, Gunner, and Toll will return to their original roles and will set out on another dangerous and explosive mission with the help of some new members, as they always do. We also know that Lee’s character will get the spotlight. This could mean that Ross could either get killed by the end of the story (or midway) or he will retire and pass on the baton to Lee to lead the team. The Expendables 4 has a lot of possibilities for the characters and there is no way to know how far these badass boys will go for one last showdown until we see them in action. And at least for Barney Ross, this is going to be an emotional goodbye as he reaches the end of a fun and exciting journey.