One of Hip-hop’s most iconic faces, 50 Cent has announced with sparks in his eyes that he’s the latest addition to the Expendables franchise as the fourth installment gets underway.
The blockbuster movie still maintains its core array of stars, including Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, and Randy Couture, coming back in their original characters as in previous films. The new faces joining the movie are 50 Cent, Megan Fox, Tony Jaa, and Scott Waugh.
The legendry rapper and businessman shared the news on Instagram to his 26.8 million followers. “Expendables. BOOM. time to work,” he wrote. “here we go ! still think i’m nothing. Green Light Gang,” the rapper said.
50 Cent was previously set to appear in the film in the first installment in 2010, but he dropped his performance and was replaced by Forest Whitaker. At that time, the rapper was focused on releasing his album with Dr. Dre and Eminem.
At the time, his publicist noted the rapper’s unavailability to join the movie.
“50 Cent was offered the role of Hale Caesar in The Expendables,” the rep said to MTV News at the time. “However, as he is currently in the process of completing his forthcoming album ‘Before I Self Destruct’ with Dr. Dre and Eminem, he was unfortunately not able to commit to the project.”
The movie Expendables revolves around a group of mercenaries is double-crossed during a mission and are approached by Church to overthrow the ruthless dictator of a South American country.
It isn’t long before the men realize things aren’t quite as they appear, finding themselves caught in a dangerous web of betrayal. Although their mission is compromised and an innocent is in danger, soldier of fortune Barney and his comrades decide to get the job done.