April 26, 2014
Gina Carano And Katee Sackhoff Are Not In EXPENDABELLES, Will Be In Competing Female Action Flick
While speaking to TheTorontoSun, MMA fighter turned action star Gina Carano (Fast And Furious 6, Haywire, Almost Human) revealed never actually being in the running for the role of Wonder Woman in Batman Vs Superman. Gina also squashed Deadline's reports she's attached for a lead role in The Expendables female-driven spin-off The ExpendaBelles. Fans of Carano should be relieved to hear, she won't be seen in ExpendaBelles. The script leaked a few months back and was littered with cliche sexist moments, including the ladies going undercover as hookers.
“I was never attached to the female Expendables, it’s just something like people put my name in there and then everyone thought it was truth,”
She does admit signing-on with producer Adi Shankar (Dredd, The Grey, Killing Them Softly, Lone Survivor, Machine Gun Preacher) for an untitled female action-heavy film. I assume Deadline got this second project mixed-up with ExpendaBelles, it also has Katee Sackhoff attached with a role alongside Carano. Confirming that Katee will also not be showing-up in the Expendables spin-off. It's script is being written by newcomer Dutch Southern.
Adi is responsible for some cool-as-hell flicks, so I'm totally on board with this. Also, it's nice to see a competing all-female action film that could blow ExpendaBelles out of the water. Shankar's Dredd had two major action-heavy female leads, which proved ladies can be badass in these action heavy films without cliches. I'm totally siding with this project, and it's casting currently top-notch.