Looks like Sylvester Stallone isn’t content with recruiting every 80s actor star, along the major action stars of today, he’s now branching out and including stars who kick ass in real life, namely the UFC women’s bantamweight champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey! Earlier this year Ronda Rousey was reported to have been offered a role in the Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, but she turned down the role. This time around she decided to answer Hollywood’s call and her inclusion in the upcoming Expendables 3 film has been confirmed by Sylvester Stallone himself, via Twitter no less.
It has yet to be announced just what kind of role Ronda Rousey will play in The Expendables 3. She may have accepted this role because it’s a smaller one and won’t impede on her rigorous training schedule. Whether or not her role turns out to be large or small, I’d personally love to see her play a villain and allow the cinematic world to be treated to her pre-fight scowl. Either way, when you take into consideration that Rousey has no acting experience I’m sure that her performance will still be right in line with the over-the-top campiness we’ve come to expect from The Expendables.
Regardless of how Rousey fits into The Expendables 3, she’ll have the pleasure of sharing the screen with Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes, Nicolas Cage and Milla Jovovich who are all set to be joining the franchise as well. The Expendables 3 is currently in pre-production and is expected to be released on Aug. 15, 2014.