Monday 3 April 2017

Sylvester Stallone Quits Expendables Franchise

Sylvester Stallone

He may be a major star but he is just one of an incredible array of big screen icons in the franchise, so why does his departure matter?

The Expendable 3 boasted a staggering line-up including Jason Statham, Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren, Mel Gibson, Wesley Snipes and Ronda Rousey.

What's one more muscle-bound star or less?

Stallone, however, created the franchise and helped write the first three films and now he has walked away after a major disagreement.

Sylvester Stallone

Deadline has reported that the actor refused to continue working on the next film, Expendables 4, despite being lined up for the biggest up-front pay deal of his career.

Hollywood is awash with testosterone-fuelled feuds at the moment with Charlie Hunnam revealing that Robert Pattinson snubbed him on the set of The Lost City of Z.

Elsewhere, Vin Diesel and Dwayne 'The Rock" Johnson are apparently still being kept apart at press events during the current promotional tour for Fast and Furious 8, as their feud rumbles on.

The site said that Stallone could not reach an agreement with Nu Image/Millennium chief Avi Lerner about the most fundamental aspects of the next movie, including the choice of a new director, the script and certain creative elements of the film, including selecting the visual effects team.

Apparently the two have been constantly at loggerheads throughout the making of the first three films, but industry insiders expecetd them to resolve their differences as they have evry other time in the past.

Instead, Stallone has walked away from the movies that reestablished him as a major box office action hero.

Lerner told Deadline that he is confident that Stallone will eventually compromise and return to the series.

He said: "We’ve got disagreements with Sly, but we’ve had them for over a year and a half. Right now, each one has an opinion. We agreed on 95% of things, but there are certain things in production we don’t agree on.

"I don’t think it’s over, but write whatever you want. In my opinion, it’s not dead.”



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