You might laugh at this entry but Carl Weathers deserves to be in The Expendables franchise. With a film named Action Jackson to his name, the first 4 Rocky films in his back pocket, a spin-off movie that also bares his character's name in the title, how is it that Carl Weathers has not become one of the world's biggest action stars? Factor in that he could probably get some screen time with Arnold Schwarzenegger and you'd have a Predator reunion for crying out loud! What sort of role could Carl Weathers play? Perhaps he could be a villain? Maybe he can be an aging mercenary that is activated to help out Sly and the boys? Whatever the case this action legend needs to be in The Expendables 4.
As someone with an action pedigree that stretches back to the 1980s, the fact that this action icon hasn't been in one of these movies is a crime. With titles like No Retreat, No Surrender 2, Rapid Fire, Fast Getaway 2, etc., littering her resume, Rothrock would add the right kind of female touch to this series. She's tough, she's got chops (literally), and the fact that she made 6 movies in 2016 alone means that she can more than hold her own with any of the dudes in this cast.
"You can't see me!!" Well, we'd sure like to see you in the final Expendables, John! Imagine Sylvester Stallone somehow referencing that the way he referenced Arnold Schwarzenegger's political aspirations in the first Expendables movie? It would be quick, it would be concise, and it would be HUGE for this franchise. Lets be honest, a lot of young people see these films as being filmed with "older" stars. Throw in John Cena and suddenly The Expendables series reaches out passed the millennials to those young kids (think ages 5-10) who have Cena at the top of their action legends lists. Now, if only Stallone can negotiate with Vince McMahon.
Alright, Mr. T may be 65 but that doesn't mean action legends get put out to pasture, right? With a pedigree that includes Rocky 3, The A-Team and a stint as Hulk Hogan's tag team partner in the first WrestleMania, putting this guy in The Expendables 4 is a slam dunk. Sly could certainly write in some one liners that play up his Clubber Lang character from Rocky 3. On top of that, if Carl Weathers makes his way into The Expendables 4 we could finally see them squash their cinematic beef from Rocky 3. This says nothing of giving Mr. T an action role that reminds people that before Mike Tyson, he was indeed the baddest man on the planet. The final Expendables could be the jewel in this series' crown. In a film that sees action stars united for the common good (and some for bad), Mr. T fits right in.
Isn't it time this action icon make an appearance in another Sylvester Stallone vehicle? Over the years, the guy has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Now, I am not glossing over the problems he's had or some of the awful things he's said, I'm merely looking at him as actor. His biggest movie was Rocky 3, right? And he was really good in it. Why not have him grab an M-16 and make war Expendables style? Isn't it only fair? This guy is an American institution. His work in professional wrestling is unparalleled. He was John Cena before Cena existed (which could be touched on if Cena were to join this cast!). His on screen legacy can't be No Holds Barred, Mr. Nanny, and the an appalling use of the N-word, can it? Hulk Hogan in the final Expendables has a nice ring doesn't it?