"The Expendables 3" proved to be a bit of a let-down for Lionsgate. A poor showing at the opening weekend box office, coupled with the film being leaked online ahead of its release date and mixed reactions from fans seemed to have doomed the franchise, but Sylvester Stallone has high hopes for the series as he previously announced that there will be an "Expendables 4" and even a follow up to that.
Now, Stallone is reportedly aiming to add more new faces to the star-studded cast as rumors of Jackie Chan, Manny Pacquiao, and Hulk Hogan joining the franchise started circulating during the last part of 2014.
There are reports that Hogan has already signed on to appear in an undisclosed role. Meanwhile, Chan confirmed to Den of Geek last year that Stallone did approach him to be in "Expendables 4."
"Sly [Stallone] wants me for Expendables 4," said Chan. "I said, 'okay', because they already asked me to be in two and three, but I refused. Well, I didn't refuse, but I said, 'Sly, can't we just do you and me? Not just a bunch of people and me only coming out for five minutes.'"
As for Pacquiao, KPopStarz wrote that Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger are big fans of the Filipino boxer, who is currently preparing for his historic fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2.
The actors were seen at Pacquiao's fight with Chris Algieri in Macau last year, and the website reports that Stallone and Schwarzenegger visited Pacquiao in his locker room to wish him luck and discuss the possibility of doing a film together. The website's sources said that the eight division boxing champion agreed to appear in the film.
Reports for "The Expendables 4" casting have yet to be confirmed.