Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone has recently confirmed that he will be exiting the Expendables franchise after 12 years with the Lionsgate action film.
The actor reportedly made the announcement in a video he posted on his official Instagram handle, where he can be seen walking around the sets of The Expendables 4 on his final day of shooting.
Sylvester Stallone called his decision to exit the hit franchise he helped launch ‘bittersweet,‘ even though he said that he is ‘ready to pass the baton on‘ to co-actor Jason Statham and ‘his capable hands.
Stallone wrote; “EXPENDABLES finale for me. Today is my last day of filming … Heading home. So they go.”
“The greatest thing is being able to provide films (and) entertainment (where) maybe there’s a little message in there, because what I try to convey in my successful films is the human touch. Not so much the action; the action is self-evident. But it’s just relating to the audience in a way that they can identify with whatever the mission is, with the characters at hand.” Stallone stated in the video.
The actor signed off by saying that he is getting ready to accept the next challenge.
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In the upcoming The Expendables 4, the actor reprises his role as Barney Ross, who is a leader of the group of elite mercenaries that gives the franchise its name, who also goes on to travel the world to carry out missions of all kinds, ranging from assassination to rescue people.