Things have been quiet for The Expendables franchise. It has been six years since the last film, longer than any gap in between the releases of the original trilogy. The site Illuminerdi however says that the next film won’t be the fourth, rather a Jason Statham-orientated spin off.
We have uncovered that an offer went out to director Duncan Jones near the end of 2019, however the negotiations never materialized. Where the studio went next is equally intriguing. Apparently an offer has been made to D.J. Caruso (XXX: Return of Xander Cage) to direct the Jason Statham-led spin-off tentatively titled, The Expendables: A Christmas Story, which has been written by Max Adams.
The site says that Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and even Tony Jaa will all have small roles in the movie. However, as usual all of this should be taken with a grain of salt, the source of the info looks suspect, blasting out one ‘exclusive’ after another since Christmas.
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