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Expendables 4’s Stallone Detail Supports Barney Ross Death Theories

The first poster for The Expendables 4 supports the theories surrounding Barney Ross being killed off early. It’s been known for a long time now that the fourth installment in the franchise will mark the final appearance of Sylvester Stallone’s character. Stallone’s previous comments on his exit indicate that Jason Statham’s Lee Christmas will take on a leadership position in his absence.

Aside from the cast, not much is presently known about the fourth outing for Ross’ team of elite soldiers. Of the original group, the characters played by Stallone, Statham, Dolph Lundgren, and Randy Couture all are confirmed to be coming back for at least one more mission. Somehow, the events of the movie will pave the way for Stallone to move on from the franchise for good. This could involve the character simply retiring. Or, Ross could meet his end in the field as a causality of a mission at the beginning of the movie. This is just one of several theories about how The Expendables 4 will bring Ross’ story in the franchise to a close.
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The possibility of Stallone’s Ross getting an early death in the movie was strengthened by the reveal of the first Expendables 4 poster. So far, all three Expendables movies have given Stallone top billing, while the fourth film curiously put Statham first. The cast list ended with “and Sylvester Stallone”, which is similar to how the first three installments billed Arnold Schwarzenegger, who never had a huge role in any of the movies. Not only does this point toward Stallone receiving significantly less screen-time in The Expendables 4, but it provides at least some evidence for the idea that Ross could die at some point in the first half of the film.

Expendables 4 Movie Poster

Stallone could still be considered to be the star of the movie even if Ross were to die at the end of The Expendables 4’s central mission, but this detail suggests that something far different is in store for his character. Stallone being treated more like a special guest star than the lead character creates the impression that Ross either won’t be on the main team or won’t last for very long. Perhaps the easiest explanation for Stallone’s smaller role is that the character goes down at the beginning of the movie, forcing Christmas to take over the team early on in the story. After all, Ross is the team leader, so retirement, an injury, death, or getting captured are the only good reasons why he wouldn’t be around much.

Of course, nothing has been confirmed about Stallone’s role in the franchise’s fourth movie. But after the reveal of the first poster, the likelihood of Ross getting killed off early is much stronger than it was before. At this point, it seems like a real possibility that the death of Sylvester Stallone’s Barney Ross will be what drives the story for The Expendables 4.

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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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