Statham expressed his views on the success of the franchise and attributed a significant part of it to Sylvester Stallone.
Actor Jason Statham, who has played Lee Christmas in the ‘Expendables’ series since its inception in 2010, has shared his insights on why the movies have grown so popular. In his opinion, Sylvester Stallone’s creation of characters with relatable flaws has contributed to the movies’ appeal as a form of escape. Statham believes that people connect with the dysfunctional nature of the characters, as they also face similar issues in their personal lives. He draws a comparison between music and cinema, saying that different people have distinct tastes, and the ‘Expendables’ franchise caters to action movie enthusiasts by focusing not only on action but also on other crucial components. The fourth chapter of the series is set to premiere in Indian theatres on September 22, 2021, in various languages.