Wishful Casting: The Female Expendables Movie


With the announcement that there will be an all female Expendables-type film made many a movie fan began doing their own wishful casting. Most of the suggestions were along the same lines as the original Expendables casting and seemed to focus on seasoned action starlets like Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hamilton and Pam Grier. A curveball was thrown to aspiring casting directors everywhere when Gina Carano and Katee Sackhoff were announced as the first actresses to be signed for the film. So using those two ladies being selected as my inspiration of where I think this film is going casting-wise I came up with my own list.

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The Top 5 Most Underrated Action Movie Heroines

Ellen RIpley

Ripley would like to take a second out of her busy alien killing time to give props to her sisters in action moviedom

On this International Women’s Day I would like to take the time to pay a little respect to the more than deserving but usually unheralded women who have kicked all manner of ass in action movies but who are not named Sarah Connor, Lara Croft, Beatrix Kiddo, Evelyn Salt, or the Ellen Ripley (lovely lady in the heavy machinery pictured above). So without further ado continue on to read my picks for the most underrated action heroines in movie history!

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