12 Women Who Should Be The Female Expendables

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Posted on: September 27th, 2012

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The Expendables is a one gimmick movie. The gimmick being that it unites most of our beloved action movies in one place. It was such a simple (but potentially profitable) idea that I couldn’t understand why no-one had thought of it sooner….in fact, they really should have thought of it sooner.

Imagine Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger beating the tar out of each other in their prime.

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What action fan wouldn’t sell their own granny to see this movie?

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Be that as it may, it is still a great idea. Who doesn’t want to see Sly, Bruce Willis and Arnie on screen at the same time? Who doesn’t want to watch a group of action heroes coming together to kick ass as a team? We all want to see a team whose combined kill counts would make a genocidal maniac envious.

Well, now the word is out that a “Female” Expendables movie is on the cards. This news broke on Tuesday when producer, Adi Shankar, pointed out that Haywire’s Gina Carano had been cast:

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I don’t know how I’m supposed to make a movie that is supposed to be the female version of ‘The Expendables’ without Gina Carano in it. It would be like making Twix without caramel or Jamba Juice without jamba.

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Now that’s all well and good but let’s face it, as awesome as Carano was in that movie and in real life where she is undefeated as an MMA fighter (kind of, she was beaten once but since that fighter, Cyborg Santos , has since been caught for taking drugs we’re calling her undefeated ), she’s relatively new to the game of Kick Ass action heroines. Here’s a list of the best bad ass females who should definitely be considered for a “Female” Expendables:

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The Big Bosses:

Sigourney Weaver (Ellen Ripley)

And Linda Hamilton (Sarah Connor)

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Sigourney Weaver( Ellen Ripley)/ Linda Hamilton (Sarah Connor)

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When you think of iconic female characters who ultimately did a better job than their male counterparts you’d immediately think of Ellen Ripley and Sarah Connor. Plus weirdly, they both had the same male counterpart, Michael Biehn, who got soaked in acid in Aliens and got his neck broken in The Terminator….way to let the side down, Biehn. I’m kidding, I love ya big guy.

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Dan and Michael Biehn

Greatest day ever!

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Anyway, these two would definitely need to be at the top of the food chain. Let’s face it, they exude strength, power and both have shown that they have the ability to kick some serious ass. Be it Robot or Alien.

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Cheese it, they’ve joined forces. We’re doomed!

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Michelle Yeoh (Jessica Yang)

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This is a tough one as I’m not sure she’s really into the action stuff as much these days but if so, she’d be the perfect leader for the group. Anyone familiar with her earlier Hong Kong work will know that she’s not just a complete badass but she also has another secret weapon on her side. The ability to act.

Not to be too harsh on The Expendables but would you really have wanted to see that cast perform a Shakespeare play? No, they’re good at what they do, which is murder as many people as possible in the shortest amount of time. Yeoh ability to add emotion and gravitas to the role would bring just a little something to the mix….and did I mention she’s a bad ass?

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Come at me bro!

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Dan is just a guy who worked in a video store and took the compliment/insult that he was like “Randal” from “Clerks” a little too literally. Thankfully Bad Haven has given him the chance to blurt out his internal monologues on nerd culture. Proclaiming his love for the things he likes (which include books, movies, games, comics) and utterly destroying the things he doesn’t (pretty much everything else). Dan is an editor, reviewer and feature writer for Bad Haven.

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Comments
  • SexySuperVillain

    I’d add Jeeja Yanin to the list, shez a total badass!

  • A Parasitic Cyst

    Why is the Terminator smoking a big fat doobie? And is the Alien trying to have a toke on it?

    • http://www.facebook.com/dan.murray.562 Dan Murray

      If Sarah Connor and Ellen Ripley were coming after you, wouldn’t you be a little stressed out? And obviously the Terminator isn’t passing it to the left hand side…greedy bastard.