The internet has been on fire with the news of a female version of The Expendables. Variety reports “Adi Shankar’s banner 1984 Private Defense Contractors has tapped Dutch Southern to write an all-female riff on the star-studded action franchise. Shankar (‘The Grey’) will produce for 1984 Private Defense Contractors, which plans to fully finance the ‘Expendables’-inspired project. Company is already in talks with several prominent actresses affiliated with the action genre.”
While most are calling this film Expendables 3, it says “all-female riff” and “Expendables-inspired project,” so I would like to think that it will be a film franchise all unto its own and not a sequel. These women deserve their own spinoff film. Plus, I’m greedy and I want to see an Expendables 3 with more action men and an all-female film. Simon West, director of The Expendables 2, told E! News who he’d like to cast in a female film: “I like the idea of the Expenda-Belles where it’s seven or eight women mercenaries,” he said. “It would be Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz, Milla Jovovich, the list goes on. Helen Mirren, Jamie Lee Curtis would be great.”
Agreed! My dream team would include Sigourney Weaver, Angelina Jolie, Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Michelle Yeoh, and Chick Norris Award winner Gina Carano as the main team of mercenaries, with special action appearances/cameos by Pam Grier, Linda Hamilton, Cynthia Rothrock, and Helen Mirren. As for the baddies, I would love to see Lena Headey, Lucy Liu, and Lucy Lawless. So those are my picks; everyone else would have to wait for the sequel. Who would you cast?
This is the Action Flick Chick, and you’ve just been kicked in the ass!
- The Expendables 2: This Time It’s Better!
- Action Chick Artist Does Official Dig Dug!