It was at the World Premier of The Expendables 3 where plans were revealed to have a women only cast for the next Expendables. Titled…brace yourselves, The Expendabelles. Pure Genius.
If for some reason you haven’t seen any of the first two Expendables movies let me fill you in. Gun, explosions, recycled catch phrases, explosions, large aircraft, a tank or two, explosions, gun fire, fist fights, explosive gun fights with fists. You get the picture. It’s literally a bunch of old dudes killing whole armies and it’s brilliant! Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Terry Crews, Chuck Norris, Mickey Rourke, and a bunch of other guys have been part of these movies and with The Expendables 3 being released we’ll see even more cinema legends join the cast. Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson and Wesley Snipes to name 3.
Let’s get back to the Expendabelles though. Not a lot is know and the brief details came from the trilogies producer, Avi Lerner. He said on the red carpet in London last night “We’re going to do it at the beginning of next year,” when asked about The Expendablles. He continued with “We are writing the final lines of the script, we’ve got lots of ideas about who is going to be in it.”
The cast is still very much up in the air but Stallone did say he would like to have Sigourney Weaver play his onscreen wife! Yep Ripley herself. Sly said “With The Expendabelles we’ve got a situation where we’re in uncharted waters. Do we put all women actresses together, would that really work? Or do we have some women who are actually really known to be tough fighters”
What’s your thoughts on The Expendabelles? Would it work and who would you like to see cast? Share your thoughts in the comments below!