Sylvester Stallone has confirmed the franchise expansion spin-off Expendabelles will start shooting early next year. Speaking at a press conference in London for hero threequel The Expendables 3, the Rocky star joked that Sigourney Weaver could be in the frame for a role.
“Are the Expendabelles really part of a divorce? Say Sigourney Weaver was my wife and she inherited half the Expendables? I lost the house and my mercenaries!” teased Stallone.
The Expendables 3 features the first female Expendable played by mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey and Stallone confirmed she won’t be the only non-actor to join the team. “We can’t totally depend on actresses for Expendabelles, because you’re gonna need a certain kind of physicality to pull this off,” explained the actor.
“We’re in unchartered waters – perhaps we’re gonna need other MMA fighters, women that are known to be tough. It needs to be something that holds it’s own and isn’t just a use of the Expendables name.”
A script for the film is being completed by Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith (Legally Blonde, The Ugly Truth), with Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil) rumoured to star.
Stallone’s “festival of violence” The Expendables 3 will be in cinemas everywhere from August 14 and also stars Dolph Lundgren, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Harrison Ford.