I recently watched all 3 of the The Expendables films. I didn’t like 1 and 3, but loved 2. And I wondered, what if we expanded the franchise?
Well, what if we took the films that the actors playing the main characters (both heroes and villains) and turned some of their standalone action films into prequels of their Expendables characters?
For example, We could use the many films of Chuck Norris to see how he became the unstoppable badass we see in Expendebles 2. use the Missing in Action trilogy to show him surriving various perils, and maybe use his earlier films to show him as a drifter that gets into all kinds of trouble before he’s recruited into the army, who have been following all his escapades.
I’m just spitballing ideas, but I think I’m onto something.