Robert Rodriguez and producer Alexander Rodnyansky are teaming up for a sequel to 2010's Machete that is currently titled Machete Kills. The film is the second in a planned trilogy.

"The fan response to the Machete character has been fanatical since his first appearance," Robert Rodriguez said. "Machete is truly a super hero and Machete Kills will be bigger and more ambitious than the first time."
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Danny Trejo is in talks to reprise the title role. Robert Rodriguez expects many of the original cast to return. A script has been written by Kyle Ward.

The new film finds Machete recruited by the U.S. Government for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man. Machete must battle his way through Mexico to take down a madman cartel leader and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war across the planet with a weapon in space. Machete takes on an army in an effort to dismantle a plan for global anarchy.

An April production start date is being eyed.