It’s just been reported that The Expendables 4 has added Tony Jaa, Megan Fox and 50 Cent to its cast, meaning that we’re in for a treat! While nothing is known about their roles, it’s safe to say that they’ll be fighting for screentime with the returning cast members. I’m referring to Sly, who’s back with Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren and Randy Couture. Thus, they’re already got a great cast, but I’m 100% sure that more cast members will be revealed soon enough!
The addition of Tony Jaa makes perfect sense, as the Muai Thai-specialist is considered a GOAT. He’s pretty much the epitome of a true martial artist, so his inclusion should work in theory. But Tony Jaa is a niché actor, who’s often not given the spotlight he deserves, and that’s somewhat worrying. Whether it’s his forgettable role in Fast 7 or his last film, Detective Chinatown 3, Tony Jaa hasn’t gotten the spotlight he rightly deserves. In the realm of action films, he’s a king, but outside, he’s pretty much unknown. Thus, I hope they give him a proper role.
When it comes to Megan Fox and 50 Cent, their roles could be literally anything! Is that good or bad? I’m not sure, as Megan Fox plays in so many different films and 50 Cent often shies away from traditional roles, wanting to show off his acting ability. Fair enough, right? However, this means we don’t have a clue on what they could be doing, and if one of them will be the villain. But if I’d have to make a suggestion, I’d love to see Megan Fox and 50 Cent as villains. If you know my love for The Expendables, you’d know I’m going to be expecting a lot from this film!
The Expendables 4 New Cast Members: What Have Tony Jaa, Megan Fox and 50 Cent Been Up To?
Tony Jaa takes a few jobs here and there, with her 2020 including two releases. He starred in Jiu Jitsu, and in the video game adaptation of Monster Hunter, working with Milla Jovovich. In 2021, he acted in Detective Chinatown 3, and is set to start working on The Expendables 4.
Megan Fox has been busy over the past few years, starring in 4 films. She started off 2020 with Think Like a Dog, following it up with the action-packed Rogue. In 2021, she starred in Midnight in the Switchgrass, and in a horror-thriller, Till Death. Two of her upcoming films are in post-production, with Night Teeth slated to premiere later this year!
$70 Million Budget – A Cause for Concern?
The Expendables 4 has a reported budget of $70 million. This means it has the smallest budget in the franchise history, which is quite concerning, considering their newest additions. While it’s not a cause for concern, it’s worrying a bit worrying as The Expendables 4 is looking stacked. It can only mean that most of the money is spent on the cast, and not the crew. While it’s unclear whether or not that’s the case, it definitely looks like that. Thus, the franchise would be making the same mistake again, focusing too much on the cast, and not enough on the crew.
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