A Greek fan spotted “The Expendables 4” star Jason Statham while on set in Thessaloniki on Tuesday. The female fan shouted in a mixture of Greek and English at the 54-year-old actor, who started grinning once he realized she was shouting “I love you!”
The ten-second video was uploaded to TikTok:
“The Expendables 4” began shooting on November 8 in Thessaloniki, Greece. A set has been constructed on the east side of the city where the cast and crew will be filming their scenes over the course of the next two weeks.
The city now hosts several of Hollywood’s brightest stars, with Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Megan Fox, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Tony Jaa and Andy Garcia all participating in the Thessaloniki filming. Franchise creator Sylvester Stallone will also be participating in the shoot, although this will be the last time he will work on the series.
The first movie of the franchise debuted in 2010 and the second in 2012, with the movie series making $804 million globally.
The Expendables 4 brings the franchise’s long history to Greece
Each new addition to the franchise has seen the appearance of notable actors, with stars like Dolph Lundgren, Harrison Ford, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, and more.
The third movie of the franchise, “The Expendables 3,” attempted to freshen up its roster, bringing in more new cast members to the film and attempting to cultivate a broader appeal for younger audiences. This strategy was unsuccessful and the franchise took a hit at the box office.
Although those involved with the film have kept quiet as to the specific plot details of the thrilling new addition to the franchise, The Hollywood Reporter has published a general outline: “The plot will once again focus on a group of veteran mercenaries. And while the initial movies from in the early 2010s had Stallone as the focal point, sources say in this outing Statham will be the one with the biggest gun. Fox is the female lead.”
Two injuries on “Expendables 4” set after shooting begins in Thessaloniki
Two technicians working in the shooting of were injured in separate incidents on the set of “The Expendables 4” shortly after filming began last week, according to a report on Mega TV.
The first injury occurred in the town of Vasilika when a technician fell from a boat where filming was taking place. The second injury took place in Diavata, another town near Thessaloniki, where a stuntman injured a cameraman with a vehicle.
Panos Kouanis, the President of the National Center of Audiovisual Media and Communication (EKOME) told Greek media that the injuries suffered by the two technicians were very slight.
“It is a difficult production of an action movie and indeed there have been two injuries,” he admitted, adding, however, that in both cases the technicians received first aid on-site and returned to their duties.
He stressed that all necessary safety measures are in place to safeguard the safety of all workers.
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