by Dolapo Adelana
Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone has quit The Expendables franchise.
The Rocky spearheaded the franchise alongside other acts in 2010.
According to sources, the actor has turned down what would have been ‘the biggest upfront payday’ of his career due to creative differences with American film company Nu Image.
It is believed that Stallone, who plays the role of mercenary leader Barney Ross in the series is said to have been concerned about the quality of the confirmed fourth instalment.
Deadline reports that Nu Image co-founder Avi Lerner believes he could sort out his differences with Sly. He stated, “We’ve got disagreements with Sly, but we’ve had them for over a year and a half. Right now, each one has an opinion. We agreed on 95% of things, but there are certain things in production we don’t agree on. I don’t think it’s over, but write whatever you want.
“In my opinion, it’s not dead.”
Right now, it seems as if The Expendables will move ahead without Stallone.
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.