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So, apparently Ronda Rousey has signed on to star in “The Expendables 3.” Also Bruce Willis is out and Harrison Ford is in, which nobody really gives a fuck about (including yours truly).
I’m glad they went for Rousey over Gina Carano (Carano is allegedly heading the all-female version of “The Expendables” being made soon) simply because Hollywood - and films in general - need a fresh female face. Especially one who can fight.

I just hope they utilize her. I’d rather see a solid fight in which Rousey actually beats one of the fellas than see her go toe-to-toe with another woman.
Rousey can beat me in a fight…easily. So why couldn’t she beat Jason Statham on screen? Especially if they avoid the cliche of everyone being shocked afterwards.
Shit, put her against Jackie Chan! That’s if he actually goes through with being in the film. Prove that she’s a fighter.

I understand a lot of whether she’s good or not will rely on choreography (not done by Jackie, thankfully), but I’m hoping for a bit of an action cinema revolution. Seeing Angelina Jolie (or even Zhang Ziyi) wisp their way through soft kicks and flimsy punches just isn’t realistic.
There are hundreds of women out there who can throw a punch. It’s about time they get to run alongside male action heroes. Ok, so most of these male action heroes are in their 90’s but it’s a start.

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    Truth
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    I doubt they’ll treat her softly, given the track record of injuries the guys have gone through doing the stunts alone.
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    I enjoy Jackie’s acting style. Not to mention the guys in the movie aren’t that old even if they were they’re still bad...