Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham in 'The Expendables'. Image Credit: GN Archives

Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone has confirmed that he has filmed his last-ever scenes in the ‘Expendables’ franchise, and he is now “passing the baton” over to actor Jason Statham and his “capable hands”.

“EXPENDABLES finale for me Today is my last day of filming a Heading home. So they go [sic],” he posted on social media.

Stallone also posted a video message for his fans. “I just finished a very successful stunt and it’s time to be moving on. I’m enjoying it, but it’s always bittersweet when something you’ve been so attached to I guess since 12 years. I’m ready to pass the baton on to Jason [Statham] and his capable hands,” the veteran star added.

Stallone admitted he loves providing “the human touch” and “escapism” in his movies, as well as plenty of action.

“The greatest thing is being able to provide films [and] entertainment [where] maybe there’s a little message in there, because what I try to convey in my successful films is the human touch.

“Not so much the action; the action is self-evident. But it’s just relating to the audience in a way that they can identify with whatever the mission is, with the characters at hand. Just providing escapism, and hopefully there’s a little something extra in there,” he added.

Image Credit: GN Archives

Stallone signed off the clip by admitting he was “getting ready to accept the next challenge”.

‘The Expendables 4’ will see Statham, Stallone, Dolph Lundgren and Randy Couture joined by the likes of Megan Fox, 50 Cent, and Andy Garcia. The movie releases next year.