“Exclusive Interview with Jason Statham: His Thoughts on Sylvester Stallone’s Reduced Role in ‘Expendables 4′”

In a recent interview, Jason Statham discussed his thoughts on Sylvester Stallone’s limited involvement in Expendables 4. Statham expressed that he didn’t think it was suitable for Stallone to have such a small role in the film.

In an interview with Cinema Express, Jason Statham shared his disappointment regarding Sylvester Stallone’s limited role in The Expendables 4. The film series started in 2010, with Stallone playing the lead actor, director, and screenwriter of a group of mercenaries who carry out high-stakes missions all over the world. Although Stallone has played a significant part in all previous movies, the fourth installment would feature him stepping back to provide Statham with more screen time. Statham admitted that he missed the time when Stallone was more involved in the franchise but did not elaborate on why his presence had to be reduced. Nevertheless, Statham highlighted that Stallone remains a crucial member of the cast. He also mentioned that the most enjoyable days on set are those when Stallone is present and that shooting without him feels unusual. Despite this challenge, Statham assured fans that they are doing their best to create a compelling storyline without Stallone’s full involvement.

In the most recent release of The Expendables, Statham’s character, Lee Christmas, takes center stage as the main lead while Stallone’s Barney Ross fakes his own death and takes a backseat. This is a significant change from the previous movies where Stallone played multiple roles as the director, writer, and leading man. However, it seems that this shift in screen time may have been due to creative differences he encountered during production.

It’s incredibly strange to see an Expendables film without Stallone playing a major role since he has been such a staple of the franchise from the start. Regardless, the future of the series isn’t looking too bright as it has received negative reviews and has only managed a low Rotten Tomatoes score of 16%. Critics have cited poor CGI, awkward editing, a lack of originality, and underwhelming storytelling as the main issues. If these criticisms result in poor box office numbers, it could mean the end of the franchise altogether. Even Statham himself would have preferred Stallone’s greater involvement in the movie.

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