The Expendables 4 casts Star Wars actor Iko Uwais as villain

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Photo credit: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic - Getty Images

The Expendables 4 has found its main villain in Iko Uwais.

Having briefly popped up in Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Razoo Qin-Fee – one of the gang members who confronted Han Solo on board his ship about some unpaid debts – Uwais is switching a galaxy far, far away for a galaxy of beefy brutes played by Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Dolph Lundgren.

According to Deadline, his character is a former military officer-turned-arms dealer who has his own private army at his disposal.

Photo credit: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic - Getty Images
Photo credit: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic - Getty Images

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Uwais is best known for his lead role as Rama in action thrillers The Raid and The Raid 2, also working on the choreography for both.

In other news, Barney Ross himself Sly Stallone announced this month that the fourth Expendables would be his last, confirming that Statham will front the franchise going forward.

"It's time to be moving on. This will be my last day, so I'm enjoying it but it's always bittersweet, you know," he shared in an Instagram video taken on the set.

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Photo credit: Kristy Sparow - Getty Images

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"When something you've been so attached to, I guess it's been about 12 years, and I'm ready to pass the baton on to Jason and his capable hands.

"The greatest thing is being able to provide films that are somewhat entertainment and maybe there's a little message in there, because what I try to convey in my successful films is the human touch, the bond. Not so much the action, the action is self-evident."

Stallone will also be seen next year in the comic book adaptation Samaritan, which tells the story of a boy who discovers that a missing superhero – who disappeared 20 years earlier after a battle – may still be alive.

The Expendables 1-3 are available now on Amazon Prime Video.

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