Last week, we reported that the long-awaited sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For will finally start shooting this summer, after director Robert Rodriguez wraps on another sequel, Machete Kills.

Today, the filmmaker confirmed that Sin City stars Mickey Rourke and Rosario Dawson will be back for the sequel. Here's what the filmmaker had to say.

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"We still have to cast. I'm shooting Machete Kills next month, and we go right into Sin City. It might overlap, but we haven't done any casting yet, except for the people who we know are already in it and returning. A Dame to Kill For, all those people come back. I just had lunch with Mickey [Rourke] this weekend. He's all excited to come back, but he's probably the first one. I saw Rosario [Dawson] too. I ran into her for something else, and she's pumped. They've always been excited about doing another one, so that will be fun."

It has been long rumored that Angelina Jolie may play the title role, although the director revealed he hasn't reached out to her yet.

"I haven't even gotten to meet with her yet about it or discuss with Frank (Miller) about who we would want to go with or talk to first. That's a fun process, but that probably won't happen in the next month."

The director was also asked if he plans on reinventing the style for this sequel, since a slew of movies pulled from the original Sin City's look.

"I probably thought that back then, but now, even people did green screen stuff, Sin City is very unique. It's not just the visuals. It's the story and how it's told and Frank's storytelling that works when you're looking at it in a book or in a film. It works in any way, shape or form. He's just a great writer and visualist and storyteller with pictures in a way that's different than what anyone else can think of. It's so unique, and I think that's why people keep asking for another Sin City in particular. In terms of just visuals and effects, yeah, it will evolve from the original, for sure."

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