Stallone retires Expendables character

Barney Ross will make his last appearance in the upcoming Jason Statham spin-off

Sylvester Stallone is retiring Barney Ross.

“The Expendables” actor tells Instagram followers that his appearance in the upcoming “Expendables : A Christmas Story” will be his last go-round as the character. Sly mentions passing the baton to co-star Jason Statham in the vid, seemingly suggest the “Crank” star will be the headline act of the franchise from hereon.

The new “Expendables” film, directed by Scott Waugh, will feature appearances from other OG “Expendables” like Randy Couture and Dolph Lundgren but largely focus on a new cast, headlined by Statham, Tony Jaa and Megan Fox.

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