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Expendables 4 Being Jason Statham’s Movie Continues

Jason Statham appears to be the main star of The Expendables 4, suggesting that the franchise is finally ready to embrace contemporary action cinema.

Sylvester Stallone’s suggestion that Jason Statham will have a bigger role in The Expendables 4 continues to improve the state of the franchise. As an action movie franchise that traded on nostalgia for the 1980s heyday of the likes of Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Dolph Lundgren, The Expendables always had a limited shelf-life due to its stars’ advancing years. However, the inclusion of more contemporary action stars like Jason Statham and Terry Crews went some way toward ensuring its longevity.

Stallone’s tease about Statham’s expanded Expendables 4 role is a promising sign that the franchise is looking to the future. The Expendables 3 introduced a younger team of action stars including Ronda Rousey and Glen Powell, but ultimately, audiences were still turning up to see Sylvester Stallone face off against Mel Gibson. That approach can only lead to diminishing returns for the franchise, so putting a younger star like Jason Statham at the center of The Expendables 4 sets up a promising future.

Although Jason Statham is still considerably older than the members of Expendables 3’s younger team, he represents a different era of the action movie. By casting both Wesley Snipes and Mel Gibson in the third movie, The Expendables action icons list was effectively completed. Statham can bring aboard a whole host of more contemporary action heroes, especially now that there’s a generation of action movie fans who are nostalgic for the heroes of the 90s and 00s.

Handing the franchise over to Jason Statham introduces the possibility of an appearance by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Vin Diesel, or John Cena. He’s the perfect star to bring the franchise up to date, not least because he’s a bigger box office draw than Kellan Lutz or Ronda Rousey were for Expendables 3. If Statham inherited the franchise from Stallone, he could push the franchise in an exciting new direction, much like Michael B Jordan did with Stallone’s Rocky franchise. While Statham is much less experienced when it comes to being a producer and a screenwriter, he’s still a big box office draw.

The Expendables 3 failed to broaden the franchise’s appeal with its younger team, but the fourth movie appears to be building on those same failures. As well as giving Jason Statham an increased role, Expendables 4 has also cast Megan Fox and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson in key roles. Both Megan Fox and 50 Cent aren’t exactly action movie icons, but they’re more recognizable stars than Kellan Lutz, for example. Excitingly, the movie is also set to star Tony Jaa and Uwo Ikwais, from the Ong-Bak and The Raid movies respectively.

Forty years on, action cinema has advanced considerably since the 1980s heyday of Stallone and Schwarzenegger, and it looks as if Expendables 4 will reflect this. Some of the most exciting action movies in recent years have come from outside the US, and the inclusion of Thailand’s Tony Jaa and Indonesia’s Uwo Ikwais is another promising step in the right direction for the franchise. While the original Expendables movies may have traded off the nostalgic hit of seeing old action stars team up or face off, The Expendables 4 can become a truly exciting combination of the best stars that modern action movies have to offer.

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The Ultimate List of the Best Action Movie Hero Names

Arnold Schwarzenegger (aka “Arnie”, “The Austrian Oak”, or “The Govenator”) is an ultimate action movie legend of the first class. Both a former Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia champion bodybuilder and former Governor of California, Arnold has risen to the highest levels of worldly success.

Born in Thal, Styria, Austria, Arnold made his breakthrough into Hollywood action movies originally in sword-and-sorcery with Conan the Barbarian and in sci-fi with The Terminator, early roles which let him hide his thick accent and lack of American acting experience.

However, Arnold quickly found his niche and would go on to helm some of the most critically and commercially successful action movie blockbusters of all time. Including Terminator 2: Judgement Day and the Terminator Series, Commando, Predator, Total Recall and True Lies to name a few. While he has eased up in later years to pursue public office, his legacy remains Arnold strong!

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American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991) Biography, Plot, Trailer

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)
American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation is a 1991 American martial arts action film starring Michael Dudikoff, David Bradley, and James Booth. A sequel to American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989), it is the fourth installment in the American Ninja franchise, followed by American Ninja V and was directed by Cedric Sundstrom. The film marked Michael Dudikoff’s final appearance in the American Ninja franchise.

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)


A Delta Force unit attempts to escape from a pursuing group of ninja in a foreign country but most are killed and the rest are captured. The secret Ninja Army is headed by Colonel Scarf Mulgrew) an ex-British policeman and anti-American who has joined with Shiekh Ali Maksood, a Muslim militant, who plans to bring a suitcase nuke to New York. Mulgrew threatens to burn the commandos alive and use the nuke unless he is paid a ransom of 50 million dollars. Agents Sean Davidson and Carl Brackston are sent on a covert mission to rescue the prisoners and defeat the terrorists.


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Sean and Carl parachute in and meet their contact Pango. While gathering information from a local operative named Freddie, they are confronted by Mulgrew and the corrupt local police headed by O’Reilly. Freddie is killed by Mulgrew but Sean, Carl, and Pango escape. Pango takes them to Dr. Sarah a Peace Corps nurse who hides them from the police. Soon after ninjas attack, capturing Sean, Carl and Sarah alive while Pango escapes, and imprisoning them in an old British fort to be tortured by Mulgrew. Mulgrew assaults Sarah and later it is revealed Mulgrew killed her father.


  • Michael Dudikoff as Agent Joe Armstrong
  • David Bradley as Agent Sean Davidson
  • Dwayne Alexandre as Agent Carl Brackston
  • Robin Stille as Dr. Sarah[3]
  • Ken Gampu as Dr. Tamba
  • James Booth as Colonel Scarf Mulgrew
  • Ron Smerczak as Shiekh Ali Maksood
  • Frantz Dobrowsky as Captain O’Reilly
  • Kely McClung as Super Ninja
  • Jody Abrahams as Pango
  • Anthony Fridjhon as Freddie / Treddle
  • David Sherwood as Gavin
  • Sean Kelly as Norris
  • Jamie Bartlett as Segal
  • John Pasternak as Carlos
  • Robin B. Smith as Schultz
  • Shane Safi as Little Special School Child

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Will Smith CONFRONTS Jim Carrey For HUMILIATING Him On Live TV

Get ready for the ultimate showdown! In this explosive video, Will Smith confronts Jim Carrey after being publicly humiliated on live TV.

The two Hollywood legends have a long-standing rivalry, but things came to a head after Jim’s controversial comments about Will during an interview.
With tensions running high, Will finally has the opportunity to confront Jim face-to-face and demand an apology.

But will Jim be able to make amends for his insulting remarks, or will this confrontation only escalate the feud further?
Watch now to find out!

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But will Jim be able to make amends for his insulting remarks, or will this confrontation only escalate the feud further?
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