In recent years, Dave Callaham has found success as a screenwriter, with credits on films such as Shang-Chi and Wonder Woman 1984.
#10. It started as a different project
The creators of 'The Expendables' discovered Callaham's script. Sylvester Stallone was eager to do an ensemble action film in 2006 when he saw Callaham's script for Barrow.
Dolph Lundgren and Ivan Drago in Rocky IV were both action stars.
#8. It was a return for a former action star
Stallone wanted some locals to portray soldiers in The Expendables, which was shot in Brazil.
#7.Stallone got some casting help
Rourke was filming The Expendables while also playing the villain in Iron Man 2.
#6. Mickey Rourke was not around much
Stallone had a broken tooth, ankle injuries, and a cracked bone in his neck while filming The Expendables.
#5.Stallone was put through the wringer
Stallone approached Sully Erna, the frontman of Godsmack, to write a song for the film.
#4. Two songs written for the film didn’t make the cut
Fans of action movies from the 1980s and 1990s were expected to flock to watch The Expendables.
#3. It was a big hit
The Expendables director's cut premiered on Epix over Memorial Day weekend in 2011.
#2. North Dakota
The Expendables 2 — starring Jean-Claude Van Damme! — was released in theatres in 2012.
#1. There have been two sequels