Dark and gritty superhero dramas are certainly nothing new to the cinematic landscape, with stories like Watchmen, Powers and relative newcomer Daredevil all tackling some of the darker aspects of the superhero genre.
Sharni Vinson, the star of the recently released horror flick You’re Next, has lined up her next gig and I couldn’t help but stand up and applaud. Off her awesome badass turn as survivalist Erin, according to TotalFilm and HitFlix, she has earned her way to teaming with some of the other female badasses of the world onto the female Expendables movie. Again, after seeing her wield knives, blenders and keeping her wits about her in You’re Next, Sharni Vinson definitely deserves to be in this movie.
The flick also stars Gina Carano and Katee Sackhoff so there’s a lot of badass estrogen inhabiting the flick as we speak. Granted, it has yet to have an official name but if it means they get to trade-off the Expendables name a bit longer, whatever it takes to work to get the word out. This project has been bandied about for the last few months and is starting to gather steam. Granted, the pool of female action/sci-fi/horror stars is smaller than the men’s (especially considering the 80s is where most of the Expendables reigned over) but there’s still potential.
As for who else they could add, I’m surprised that Michelle Rodriguez hasn’t joined the flick considering her run of movies. Heck, if we’re spitballing, why not Maggie Q or even get Sigourney Weaver because let’s face it, she was the Queen Badass as Ripley. You can also try Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anna Torv, Franka Potente (go see Run Lola Run), Milla Jovovich, Linda Hamilton, Lena Headey…I’m sure there are more but you get the idea. I think you can do some fun casting with this, just like the Expendables. Regardless, I’m about to totally destroy the message of girl power because I’m posting a picture of Sharni Vinson in a bikini. I don’t do this intentionally but I’m not going to lie, she looks just as incredible in that bikini, just like she looks as incredible wielding an axe in the lead picture being a totally badass.