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Stallone’s Definitely Won’t Die In The Expendables 4 (Here’s Why)

Despite fears Sylvester Stallone’s Barney will die in The Expendables 4, a look at the actor’s franchise history makes that extremely unlikely. Perhaps more than any other A-list star, Stallone was very canny about crafting franchises for himself. This began almost accidentally, as he mounted Rocky II when his initial follow-ups to the original film underperformed. In the decades since, he’s made periodic returns to Rocky, Rambo, the Escape Plan series and The Expendables movies. He’s had a creative hand in nearly all of them too, having created the latter series as a way to unite iconic action stars from different eras.

The Expendables 4 will mark a major change in the series. Not only did Stallone have no hand in writing or directing it, but the series is also being handed over to Jason Statham’s Christmas for future entries. Given Stallone’s age, it makes sense he would want to dial back on the heavy physical requirements involved, but fans are already assuming his mercenary team leader Barney will meet his demise early on. While Stallone is stepping back from his Expendables duty, viewers will likely see him in future sequels.

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Barney Will Definitely Survive Expendables 4

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Story details for Expendables 4 have yet to be revealed, though it involves Statham working with a new team of mercs (including Megan Fox and 50 Cent) as they are drawn into a potential nuclear conflict between the U.S. and Russia. By the looks of it, Stallone will only appear in a few scenes of the fourth entry too. Instead of being killed and Christmas inheriting his crew of misfit soldiers, the more likely scenario is Barney is injured and decides to set down, or maybe the death of another “Expendable” leads him to retire.

With his past franchise roles, Stallone has always pulled back from definitively killing his characters off. Rambo was meant to die in First Blood and this was reportedly the plan for Last Blood, and while his fate is somewhat ambiguous in the latter, he’s still breathing when the credits roll. The title boxer was meant to die in Rocky V too, only for that ending to be scrapped. In fact, he hasn’t died in a live-action movie since 1978’s F.I.S.T., while Stallone essentially refused to kill any “Expendables” off as he doesn’t want audiences to leave his movies on a downer note.

Barney’s Best Role In Future Expendables Movies

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With the above in mind, Stallone almost certainly wouldn’t sign off on Barney’s demise in The Expendables 4. If anything, pulling back from going on missions leaves Stallone free to make profitable guest appearances in future outings. Barney’s best future role in the saga would be similiar to Mickey Rourke’s Tool or Kelsey Grammer’s Bonaparte, being a mercenary recruiter/armorer who puts together missions for the team. He could also continue to offer sage advice to Christmas and the other members of the crew, or even show up to help them out of a jam during an operation.

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors

Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama

For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims

Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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