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The Ideal Expendables Reboot Would Bring Together Iconic Action Figures

The Expendables famously paired famous action movie stars together, but the best reboot idea should pair iconic movie characters instead.

While a total reboot of The Expendables franchise doesn’t seem to be on the cards (yet), the best way to do it would be to unite classic action movie characters. The Expendables was Sylvester Stallone’s follow-up to the success of both Rocky Balboa and 2008’s Rambo. Expendables famously united a group of action movie actors like Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren and many more. The movie was sold on this all-star pairing, and while The Expendables received mixed notices overall, it was a sizable hit.

The Expendables 2 and 3 added more famed action titans, including Wesley Snipes, Chuck Norris and Harrison Ford. The series hit a setback with the third outing, which attempted to reach a broader audience with a PG-13 rating. This meant Expendables 3 – which almost cast Jack Nicholson – wasn’t the grown-up alternate to milder action movies that fans of the series wanted, while also not being cool enough for newcomers unfamiliar with many of the cast. The Expendables 4 is set for release in 2022, which reunites some familiar faces with new cast members like 50 Cent and Megan Fox.

Time will tell if The Expendables 4 revives the saga, however. The entire appeal of The Expendables has been seeing the likes of Stallone share the screen with Jean-Claude Van Damme, Arnold Schwarzenegger or other icons of a certain era. While the films are undemanding fun at their best, they’ve also never matched or lived up to the best work of any of the assembled cast either. If the series ever hits the reset switch, one direction The Expendables could go is to unite a group of classic action movie characters, instead of actors.

Since Stallone created The Expendables franchise in the first place, maybe the most obvious choice for leader would be Rambo. He already lead a team of mercenaries for a rescue mission in 2008’s Rambo, and it was a line of dialogue from the second movie where he called himself “expendable” that gave the series its title.

From there, there’s no shortage of characters that could sign up – so long as there’s a semi-credible explanation for their union. Statham’s Frank Martin from The Transporter could sign up, or alternatively Statham’s assassin character Bishop from The Mechanic movies. Since Rambo and Bishop are both characters owned by Millennium – who produce The Expendables saga – they seem like a good place to start.

Millennium owns the Undisputed and Ninja movies fronted by Scott Adkins too, and while either would be great picks, explaining why Bokya is joining with mercenaries is another task. Extending beyond properties owned by Millennium, Uma Thurman’s The Bride from the Kill Bill duology, Arnie’s Dutch from Commando, Van Damme’s Chance from Hard Target or Chow Yun-fat’s Tequila from Hard Boiled would all make for a killer unit.

Fans of The Expendables have always wanted to see the likes of Kurt Russell, Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh and many more join the series, but having them reprise their most famous roles would be a rights issue nightmare.

Assuming the actors involved are even willing to return to these roles, Millennium would then have to negotiate with other production companies for the crossovers to happen. While shared universes are becoming more common thanks to the MCU and its sorted offshoots, a more grounded series like The Expendables – which Jackie Chan has avoided joining thus far – adding a roster of famous characters is much trickier. Still, if The Expendables 4 doesn’t hit with viewers, it’s certainly one option would considering for a reboot.

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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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