- Megan Fox joins the ensemble cast of The Expendables 4, playing Gina, a character caught in a pseudo love triangle between Statham’s Lee Christmas and Stallone’s Barney Ross bromance.
- The Expendables 4 received negative reviews and was a box office bomb, but Fox’s role in the film showcases her potential as a modern action star.
- Fox has been enjoying a career resurgence in the action-thriller genre, with acclaimed performances in Rogue and Till Death, and has already lined up another sci-fi thriller from the latter’s director with Subservience.
Megan Fox is one of many new faces joining the ensemble action franchise in an exclusive The Expendables 4 clip. The latest installment in the movie series finds the eponymous group of mercenaries attempting to stop a mysterious terrorist from getting his hands on a nuclear warhead while also seeking revenge for the seeming killing of team leader, Sylvester Stallone’s Barney Ross. The Expendables 4 ensemble cast includes both new and returning stars, including Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, 50 Cent, Fox, Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Jacob Scipio and Andy García.
In honor of the movie’s 4K Ultra-HD, Blu-ray and DVD release on November 21, Screen Rant is exclusively premiering a new The Expendables 4 clip. The video, as seen at the top of this article, offers some insight for Fox’s character Gina, who finds herself tasked with leading the team of mercenaries when Statham’s Lee Christmas is sidelined for his personal connection to the mission. Fox herself teases how her character factors into the dynamic between Christmas and Stallone’s Barney Ross, being caught in a pseudo-love triangle with their bromance.
The Expendables 4 Continues A Great Fox Trend (In Spite Of Its Reviews)
While never a franchise showered with positive reviews, The Expendables 4 did prove to be the worst-performing installment yet, scoring largely negative reviews and becoming a box office bomb, only grossing $51 million against its $100 million production budget. Prior to its release, anticipation was a mixed bag even among fans of the previous movies, though one of the key highlights of excitement was the addition of Fox to the cast. From the very first trailer of the movie, it was teased that Fox would not only have a prominent role, but would be in some stylish hand-to-hand action set pieces, including a fight with Statham’s Christmas.
Her role in the sequel also came as Fox was enjoying something of a career resurgence in the action-thriller genre. Though technically already a star in the field with the Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchises, Fox properly showed off her potential in the genre with the 2020 survival thriller Rogue, starring as a hardened mercenary fighting her way through a war-torn region of Africa while pursued by local insurgents and a deadly lioness. She would continue this success with the 2021 thriller Till Death, which many critics hailed as a career-best performance for Fox.
Though The Expendables 4 may not have won many critics over, it does at least show a promising continuation of Fox’s trend of trying her hand as a proper modern action star. Following the sequel, Fox has already lined up a reunion with Till Death‘s director S.K. Dale for the sci-fi thriller Subservience, in which she stars as an AI-powered fembot who becomes hostile after gaining sentience.
- Release Date:
- Scott Waugh
- Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Eddie Hall, Sylvester Stallone, Levy Tran, Iko Uwais, Tony Jaa, Sheila Shah, Jacob Scipio, Jason Statham, Andy Garcia, Megan Fox, 50 Cent
- 103 Minutes
- Thriller, Action, Adventure
- Spenser Cohen, John Joseph Connolly, Max Adams
- $100 million
- Millennium Media, Campbell Grobman Films
- The Expendables, The Expendables 2, The Expendables 3
- The Expendables