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Expendables 4: Schwarzenegger Must Return (To Complete His Stallone “Feud”)

With The Expendables 4 looking to be the last true entry in the series, Arnold Schwarzenegger must return to settle his feud with Sylvester Stallone.

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s return in The Expendables 4 could perfectly wrap up his famous feud with Sylvester Stallone. The Expendables 4 is set to release in 2022, eight years after the previous, PG-13 rated sequel, The Expendables 3, which saw the series hit its lowest box office gross and audience ratings despite having the strongest line-up in the Expendables franchise.

The Expendables 4 is returning to its 1980s-inspired glory, bringing back the gore and the unrelenting action once again, fixing many failings of The Expendables 3. While many series regulars are returning, including Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, and Randy Couture, there is still no confirmation that Arnold Schwarzenegger will reprise his role as rival mercenary Trench.

The now-famous feud between Schwarzenegger and Stallone began during the 1977 Oscars where the latter was nominated for the Best Actor award for his performance as Rocky Balboa in Rocky. When Stallone lost the Academy Award to Peter Finch, Schwarzenegger allegedly laughed, and Stallone has stated, “From that moment our DNA hated each other.” The feud continued throughout the 1980s with the two competing for box office and roles.

The two would often follow up each other’s successful movies with a new spin on the same sort of story, such as Schwarzenegger’s Commando arriving on the heels of Stallone’s success in Rambo. The most famous incident between them occurred when Schwarzenegger tricked Stallone into taking the lead role in Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot, which performed terribly at the box office and received negative reviews. After over a decade as bitter rivals, the two reconciled and have since become one of Hollywood’s biggest bromances.

Schwarzenegger and Stallone cemented their new friendship by sharing the screen for the first time in The Expendables, released in 2010. Though they appear as rivals, the banter between Stallone’s Barney Ross and Schwarzenegger’s Trench is playful in nature and meta in context. Trench re-appeared in The Expendables 2 in a much larger role since Schwarzenegger was no longer serving as governor of California. In that first of the Expendables sequels, the two characters work together, often saving each other’s hides, and this continued in the next movie as well.

Throughout the Expendables series, the relationship between Barney Ross and Trench has turned from rivalry to comradery, perfectly mirroring the emotional transition of their actor counterparts. Having the two reunite for one last 1980s-esque romp could once and for all establish the pair as friends and set their feud to rest.

The Expendables 4 could be the last chance the actors have to appear together on screen due to Stallone’s planned departure from the Expendables franchise. While it’s unsure if Barney Ross will die, the character’s future in the franchise seems to be significantly reduced. Jason Statham’s character, Lee Christmas, will take over as the lead character in the main series in addition to his upcoming solo spinoff, The Expendables: A Christmas Story.

This means The Expendables 4 could be Stallone’s last as Barney Ross before the franchise re-focusses, and it seems a shame not to have Schwarzenegger’s Trench there as well, with the sequel acting as a final send-off for both actors. Having Trench even nearby in the event of Barney Ross’s death would add some real heart to the scene, as the two respected each other despite their differences.

While it’s possible Schwarzenegger and Stallone could team up again in a new or separate franchise, much like they did in 2013’s Escape Plan, having their final appearance together in the same franchise that they first appeared in together would be great. This move would also cement an arc for the characters that also exists in real life, beginning the series as rivals, and ending it together, as friends.

Schwarzenegger’s return in The Expendables 4 is a must because it would perfectly end the Stallone/Schwarzenegger feud narrative, and because of Arnold’s role in the action genre, which the Expendables franchise has been paying homage to since 2010.

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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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