The Expendables 3 didn’t go well at the box office. In spite of pulling in quite decent totals overall, the film only made $15 million during the opening weekend which is not at all impressive, considering the star-power of this heavyweight actors-packed movie. Furthermore, considering the fan base built in from installments along with the great deal of cash spent on Expendables 3, the film’s box office paled in comparison.
With the PG-13 rating, the franchise did weaker business compared to its two predecessors. The action-movie star reunion franchise has banked more than $750 million worldwide. Meanwhile, according to the latest reports, a fourth film is already pushing forward. According to rumors, the film is already in the works and might release by the end of this year. This particular piece of information is a little unbelievable as the filming would need to start ASAP while rushing through the post-production process at breakneck speed. On top of that, this upcoming film would need a cast that is already in place, which doesn’t seem to be the condition at this point.
Rumors indicate that Hulk Hogan, Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan have already signed-up for this movie. They could be joining The Expendables franchise for its fourth installment. Publicly, Sylvester Stallone has indicated that he wants Jackie Chan to appear in the fourth film. Last film, we saw a number of MMA stars already in the roster and present rumors indicate that Manny Pacquiao might be joining this franchise. Rumors indicate that Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger are great fans of the eight division boxing champion. The two actors traveled to Macau in order to witness Manny’s win over Chris Algieri.
They even visited him in the locker room and discussed possibilities of him joining up the franchise. At the same time, this is not the only Expendables 4 rumors that are making headlines. Reports indicate that The Expendables is considering a switch to television and a spin-off series might include classic action heroes of the small screen. If the reports are true, it will make an excellent addition to The Expendables franchise.