The Expendabelles: Dream-Casting the Upcoming Expendables Spin-Off

TIME

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It’s happening, so here are the 15 women—including Sigourney Weaver and Zoe Saldana—who can turn the female version of the summer’s most overstuffed action franchise into another huge hit.

This shouldn’t come as any particular surprise, but The Expendabelles is a thing that is going to happen. The first two Expendables films have been hits, raking in a combined $575 million at the global box office. Action films with female leads have proven increasingly successful at the box office (the Scarlet Johansson-led Lucy recently bested the Dwayne Johnson-starring Hercules when both premiered on the same weekend), and frankly, any fun idea worth having is one worth running into the ground.

With The Expendables 3 set to hit theaters on Aug. 15, producer Avi Lerner announced earlier this week that The Expendabelles was a go, and it’ll hit theaters in the not-so-distant future: “We’re going to do it…

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