Despite the fact that every year he announces about 477 planned reboots, remakes, sequels, and prequels that he never actually ends up making, Robert Rodriguez appears to actually be in talks and development to make a sequel to 2010 action film/ Grindhouse spinoff, Machete. The film will be called—wait for it—Machete Kills.
According to Rodriguez, “the fan response to the Machete character has been fanatical since his first appearance… Machete is truly a super hero and Machete Kills will be bigger and more ambitious than the first time.” So this is why we still haven’t seen a Sin City sequel?
Machete star Danny Trejo is apparently already in talks to return to the Machete “franchise,” while production is set to start in April. The sequel will find Machete being recruited by the United States government to lead a battle in the heart of Mexico to take out the head of a drug cartel “an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war across the planet with a weapon in space.” Yes, it appears that part of the film may take place in space. Ok, Rodriquez, you win—I can’t stay mad with news like that. Also, Rodriquez has stated that this will the second entry in what is shaping up to be a Machete trilogy. Yay?
What do you think of the Machete news?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter