Another installment of The Expendables franchise requires a new challenge for Sylvester Stallone’s Barney Ross and his team of elite mercenaries. Thankfully, the next movie has found and cast its new villain. According to a report from Deadline, the star of The Raid films, Iko Uwais, will play the villain in The Expendables 4.
Although Uwais is perhaps best known for his starring roles in The Raid and The Raid 2, the talented Indonesian actor and action choreographer has held roles in a number of American movies. His work includes roles in Snake Eyes, Stuber, Mile 22, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Uwais also starred and executive produced the Netflix series The Wu Assassins.
Given his previous roles and talents, it is likely that Iko Uwais and his fighting abilities will present a sizable challenge as the villain in The Expendables 4. Although many of the details of the film are not yet available, the report from Deadline mentions that Uwais will play a former military officer who has since become an arms dealer with his own private army. How and why his army is fighting against The Expendables team is unknown.
Uwais will be joining many of The Expendables franchise’s regulars. The stars returning for the fourth installment include Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, and Randy Couture. However, Uwais will not be the only newcomer to the series. Other newcomers for The Expendables 4 cast include Megan Fox, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Jacob Scipio, and Andy Garcia.
The Expendables 4 will be directed by former stuntman, Scott Waugh. The script for the movie was written by Spenser Cohen. However, there were some rewrites done by Max Adams and John Joseph Connolly.
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