It’s been a long time coming, but it looks like Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables 4 is finally heading towards production. With the expectation to film in the fall, the long awaited follow up to 2014’s The Expendables 3 is getting into fighting form. And thanks to a new look from Stallone himself, a new ring designed for the movie is making it all feel more real.
Flashing a new custom piece of bling on his Instagram profile, Sylvester Stallone is showing off the new piece that his character Barney Ross looks to be wearing in The Expendables 4. Known to wear a lucky ring, with at least some sort of skull as part of the design, this new piece is pretty fancy for a mercenary ready to rock and ruin. It’s gold, it’s glorious, and it’s the sure sign that The Expendables 4 is gearing up, as you’ll see below.
Let’s hope that The Expendables 4 includes some newly designed guns for Sylvester Stallone to wield that can accomodate that gigantic honkin’ piece of jewelry. With something that huge, it doesn’t look like there’s much room for error when handling firearms and wearing that gigantic ring. Though on the plus side, hand to hand combat has just gotten a lot more advantageous for The Expendables crew leader.
Seeing an actual prop designed for The Expendables 4 is the most concrete signal that the film is heading into production. Through the years, we’ve heard tons of stories that have told a rollercoaster ride style saga that didn’t always come out on the positive side. At certain points in the story, departures of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone and Terry Crews were reported as setbacks to the film overall. But in the past couple of years, the determination to get another Expendables adventure has been rekindled.
Perhaps the greatest sign that The Expendables 4 motors were still running was the fact that co-star Randy Couture actually got to read the script, singing its praises early last year. So if it wasn’t for the world shutting down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we might have gotten to see Sylvester Stallone’s vision a little earlier. Though between prepping for The Expendables 4 and realizing his director’s cut of Rocky IV, Stallone has certainly kept himself busy in the meantime.
With The Expendables 4 intending to start production this fall, there’s no telling when the film will be released just yet. Though if we were to guess, the 2022 release schedule probably has some room later in the year for such a debut; depending on if the movie shoots on time. As for the Rocky IV Director’s Cut, movie lovers should expect that punch to land on November 11th.