During an on-stage interview at Body Power Expo 2015 in Birmingham, Hulk Hogan claimed that he has had talks with Expendables creator/writer/star Sylvester Stallone about starring in a mooted fourth Expendables film.
The WWE Hall of Famer and co-star of Rocky III said:
“Was talking on the phone with Sly [Stallone] about doing The Expendables 4. We’re trying to figure out a way to maybe turn me into the most evil man in the world. Y’know, Stallone gave me my first break and he’s been a great friend. We had a great conversation, talking about the possibilities. Can I still run, can I still jump? Well, not as fast or not as high, but I think Hollywood could find a good stunt man to help me out.”
Now, Hulk Hogan has made some outrageous claims in the name of self publicity before – once he claimed he was asked to join Metallica, then recanted and said he sent off some audition tapes – but I could see this as being a possibility. Stallone and Hogan go back a long way, from Hogan’s perfromance as Thunderlips in Rocky III through to Stallone inducting Hogan into the WWE Hall of Fame, and he would certainly fit in with the “too old for this” faded action star motif of the Expendable movies.
Expendables 3 tried to bring in a younger set of stars but didn’t quite work as well, so if Stallone is looking to go back to what made The Expendables fun, Hogan could be that guy.