'The Expendables 4' release date updates: Filming to start in fall; Sylvester Stallone not part of installment?

(Facebook/TheExpendablesMovie)Sylvester Stallone as Barney Ross of "The Expendables"

"The Expendables 4'" release date has not been officially announced yet, but a new update regarding the film's production has been dropped.

The news was posted on Twitter handle @TheArnoldFans early this month, and it stated that retired mixed martial artist Randy Couture confirmed the movie's filming date to be this fall.

The confirmation from the actor was reportedly made during the Arnold Sports Festival. 


Despite this report, there has not been any confirmation made by the production team. However, it was already reported by Slashfilm that the movie's filming location will be in China.

Meanwhile, rumors are rife that "The Expendables 4" will no longer feature Stallone. The 69-year-old action star won a Golden Globe Award for his performance in "Creed." The movie was indeed a success and it's expected that there will be a sequel to it. This could also mean that if Stallone would work on a "Creed" sequel, he might not have time to do the next "The Expendables."

While most media reports suggest that there will be no mission for Stallone's character in the upcoming movie, there are also rumors suggesting who will get to be in the fourth film.

Actors from the previous installments have been reported to come back to reprise their roles. Aside from Couture, Terry Crews, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham and Dolph Lundgren have been included in the list of reported actors.

Also, as previously reported, Hulk Hogan and Pierce Brosnan were also rumored to join the next installment; more recently, John Cusack was also on the movie's radar.

"The Expendables 4" release date has to be confirmed but Variety reported that the movie will arrive in 2017. Although the cast for the movie has not been finalized, the news outlet highlighted that the action movie will still retain an all-action star ensemble. Reportedly, the budget for filming the upcoming installment is over $100 million.

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