Last year in November, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger visited Manny Pacquiao in his dressing room before his fight with American Chris Algieri in Macau, China. Since then, major reports indicate that the Filipino boxing champion could be seen in the upcoming movie, The Expendables 4. In the Philippines, Manny Pacquiao is a bit of an actor and can probably do a Hollywood movie if he wishes to.
Since then, it was clear that Sylvester Stallone, the co-screenplay writer and lead star of The Expendables franchise is looking at providing this fourth installment of the Expendables franchise, a great possibility. The latest rumors suggest that besides Manny Pacquiao, Jackie Chan, the world famous actor cum Asian Martial artist, Pierce Brosnan, the James Bond actor and WWE Superstar and legend Hulk Hogan will probably join The Expendables crew. However, at the moment, Pierce Brosnan, Jackie Chan or Manny Pacquiao hasn’t confirmed or denied any of these initial casting rumors.
Nevertheless, it caused some major excitement and stir among the fans of this franchise. Last year, The Expendables 3 made a worldwide box-office pull of $274.5 million from a production budget of $80 million. On the other hand, The Expendables 2 made a significant mark at the box office with $311.9 million from a production cost of 100 million dollars. Meanwhile, Stallone and the producers would like nothing more than improvement for The Expendables 4.
If the rumors regarding all the casting calls prove to be true with the four big names being added to the ensemble, the franchise should be well prepared to meet such goals. It could turn out to be the biggest earning movie in its franchise. Jackie Chan is a big name martial-arts superstar, both in Asia and worldwide.