The ‘Expendables 4’ Is Back with Sylvester Stallone but Arnold Schwarzenegger Has Skipped on It, but Why?

Published 05/09/2023, 1:30 PM EDT

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The action-packed trio of the 80s won’t be returning for The Expendables 4. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, and Dolph Lundgren have been a trio that still remains a favorite amongst fans, as they refused to retire. Competing with each other in their prime, the actors would not see eye-to-eye due to constant comparisons. It lasted until they reached a more mature level, and Stallone wrote the action-based movie franchise.

Despite the same old formula of bombs, guns, and muscles, the first part turned out to be a super hit, thereby turning into a franchise. While it garnered much love, The Terminator actor decided to skip it around this time, and here is the reason why.

Why Arnold Schwarzenegger decided not to be a part of The Expendables 4

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The Predator actor and the Rocky hero have become prime examples of how former rivals can turn into good friends. But with seniority, in-demand actors get choosier about their roles regardless of the money offered. Fans were floored when Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, and Dolph Lundgren teamed up for the first part of The Expendables back in 2010. According to Screenrant, the actor would not be returning to reprise his role as Trench in the upcoming movie. The reason is the importance of his role in the movie.

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He was apparently unhappy with being cast as Trench because the character did not have the importance that he expected. While Stallone played the role of leader Barney Ross, Trench is portrayed as his old pal and friend who tags along to help. In the third part, he helps Stallone’s character by helping with transport.

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Although a few scenes will show them firing at enemies together.

The movie franchise will still retain the rest of their star cast

The Expendables 4 will star big names like Randy Couture, Megan Fox, 50 Cent, Andy Garcia along with other recurring actors. With a new mission at hand, Stallone will reprise his role as Barney Ross as he sets on a new action-packed mission. Meanwhile, the Austrian Oak will be next seen in the action-comedy series Fubar to make his debut on Netflix. Perhaps a tweak in the character could bring him back for The Expendables 4. The flick is set to release on 20th September 2023.

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Do you think the movie franchise will be the same without the Former Governor of California acting in it? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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Neha Subhash Ghag

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Neha Ghag is a prime-time entertainment writer for Netflix Junkie, who has written nearly 1000 articles, immersing herself in pop culture. Writing was not her first choice, but she has now found solace in unraveling the fascinating stories of public figures' personal and professional lives. Neha is a fan of classic hip-hop and psycho thrillers, and she can talk endlessly about Kanye West.

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