Sylvester Stallone Wants Sigourney Weaver for ‘ExpendaBelles’ Movie

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The Expendables 3, which may be the last installment of Sylvester Stallone’s popular franchise, comes out in theaters August 15th (and if the trailers are any indication, Stallone and his gang of geriatric action stars will be going out with a bang).

Though this is undoubtedly sad news for some, there’s no need to despair. While Stallone and company may be packing things up, there’s another gang of badass mercenaries ready for action: The ExpendaBelles.

The female-focused spinoff of The Expendables has been in development for a while now, with director Robert Luketic (Legally Blonde) working off of a script from writing team Karen McCullah and Kirsten Smith (also Legally Blonde). Now, we’ve got some more information on the status of the film.

At a red carpet event for The Expendables 3, producer Avi Lerner told The Hollywood Reporter that he’s “going to do it at the beginning of next year. We are writing the final lines of the script, we’ve got lots of ideas about who is going to be in it.

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Could one of those cast members be the always fantastic Sigourney Weaver? If Sylvester Stallone gets his way, then the answer is a resounding yes.

Stallone reportedly said he would love to see Weaver join The Expendabelles as his onscreen wife (though it’s likely that the 68-year-old action legend was joking since he also described a possible plot where Weaver ends up getting “the house, the kids and my mercenaries” in a divorce settlement).

As we posted earlier this year, the actual plot of the movie conforms to much more traditional action movie standards.

When America’s Navy SEALs are wiped out trying to penetrate the island lair of a deadly despot who has captured one of the world’s top nuclear scientists, it becomes clear that there is no such thing as the right man for the job and that this is a mission so impossible that only women can handle it. The only way in: some of the world’s deadliest female operatives must pose as high-class call-girls shipped in by private plane to satisfy a dictator – and instead save the scientist and the day.

Here at Screen Rant, we’ve long advocated for having Sigourney Weaver lead an all-female group of action stars. (We even came up with a list back before the female Expendables film was even announced!) So naturally, we’re excited at the prospect of having Weaver join the cast.

There have been a number of big names swirling around this movie – including Milla Jovavich, Cameron Diaz, and even Meryl Streep – but who better to call the shots than Weaver? If she could handle the Xenomorphs in four different Alien movies spanning nearly 20 years, she can definitely step up the plate here.

What do you think? Is Sigourney Weaver a must for The ExpendaBelles?

Stay tuned to Screen Rant for more ExpendaBelles news.

Source: THR

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  1. To answer the original question I definitely see Sigourney heading up the cast. But some of you are missing the point. The idea behind Expendables is about older action heroes one last hoorah…not young ones. They added Rhonda and maybe one or two others. But if you are going to follow the premise of the original then the cast should be primarily older with a few young ladies sprinkled in there. I see Lynda Carter, Linda Hamilton, Uma Thurman, Lucy Lawless, Helen Mirren, Charlize Theron, etc. Then you can add Michelle R., Milla J. and even the actress who played the Terminatrix in Terminator 3.

    • I agree that the concept is about the older action heroes, but I think some of your picks are too young:

      Uma Thurman is 44. Maybe not too young, but Kill Bill was only 10 years ago. I think we should go back to the stars of action movies from the 80s and 90s.

      Cameron Diaz is 41, but I also think of her as being too young. She was barely known in the 90s.

      Charlize Theron is only 38. And the Terminatrix is only 34.

      I totally agree with Linda Hamilton and Lucy Lawless. And here’s a few more options:

      Sharon Stone
      Geena Davis
      Denise Richards
      Traci Lords
      Jamie Lee Curtis
      Pam Grier
      Darryl Hannah
      Demi Moore
      Brigitte Nielsen, the former mrs. Stallone
      Pamela Anderson

  2. Cory Everson, Rachel McLish, and Victoria Pratt would need to be in this.

  3. A cigar chompin Elle Fanning ftw.

  4. Eventho she is not an action movie star I would still like to see Yvonne Strahovski. She kicked ass in Chuck.

  5. Looks like Asylum’s Mercenaries film has beaten Expendabelles to the punch as the first female Expendables film. Good casting, too.

    Isn’t there another similar project in development that has already cast Gina Carano and Katee Sackhoff?

    As far as the sexism question goes, it seems to me that all these popular genres are already exploitative and stereotypical to begin with, and if these execs decide that making female action films is a reliable way to score, then they’ll make more of them, and that will have more of a cumulative impact on cultural attitudes about female agency than any single quality picture would.

    Who knows – if Expendabelles is a big hit, maybe they’ll greenlight an Expendables 4 where Sly and Arnie and the gang return as undercover commandos posing as gigolos lol

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