Ever since producer Adi Shankar confirmed the existence of a female version of the Expendables, fans from all over the net have started speculating and building cast lists based on who they want to be part of the film. Aside from the obvious choices like Angelina Jolie, Sigourney Weaver, and Linda Hamilton, fans were also gunning for former MMA superstar Gina Carano, and luckily enough, she seems to be the first star to sign on the dotted line.
Carano recently proved her mettle by sharing screentime with the likes of Antonio Banderas, Michael Fassbender, and Ewan McGregor in Steven Soderberg’s Haywire, and more than holding her own. Shankar seems to have liked what he saw:
“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,” said the producer. “It would be like making Twix without caramel or Jamba Juice without jamba.”
Here’s a gallery of Gina Carano pics, just to remind you of the goodies: