Indonesian action actor, Iko Uwais will be back involved in a Hollywood film. Iko is rumored to have joined the film project The Expendables 4 as the main villain in the film. He will join the franchise’s rising stars such as Megan Fox, Jacob Scipio, Andy Garcia, and rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. They will all “meet” with old stars like Sylvester Stallone, Jason StathamRandy Couture and Dolph Lundgren.
Iko Uwais will play a former military officer with his own army involved in the arms trade, which the veteran mercenary group clearly wants to end. As we know. Iko has been quite involved in international action films, having appeared in The Raid and its sequels. He recently starred in Snake Eyes Paramount’s which is a bit disappointing, and will be seen in the movies soon Fists Full of Vengeance on Netflix.
Film Expendables This new one will be directed by Scott Waugh, who directed Act of Valor in 2012 and Need for Speed in 2014. Production for the new Expendables project is slated to begin in October with a screenplay written by Spenser Cohen with revisions by Max Adams and John Joseph Connolly.
Announced in August, the film will pass the baton from Stallone’s Barney Ross to Statham’s Lee Christmas, who will play the film’s main protagonist, with Fox as his female counterpart. But the inclusion of Iko Uwais should be an important addition and he’s unlikely to have any trouble fitting in in this explosive and action-packed story.
As for why many key cast members from the previous films are missing, it could be because this next film will be more of a spin-off than a direct sequel. In an Instagram post earlier this month, Stallone called the project a “spin-off” with the tentative title Christmas Story. That fact seems to suggest that Statham’s character will be in a central role, although some familiar faces will still return. Previous films in the series have featured big names like Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terry Crews, Wesley Snipes, and many more.