Did anyone think this would happen? I was hoping it would, but after Machete Kills cratered at the box office, the days of Danny Trejo as the blade-wielding vigilante seemed numbered. But Machete is back for a third adventure: Machete Kills In Space! Trejo confirmed as much in an interview, saying that he and director Robert Rodriguez will start shooting within this year.
“Robert and I are going to start to do Machete Kills in Space, so that’s going to be awesome. Absolutely. We’re going to be working on it this year.”
The movie was first hinted at with the fake trailer Machete Kills Again… In Space that preceded Machete Kills, which also ends with Machete heading into space to fight Mel Gibson’s Lucha libre mask wearing villain. No word on if Gibson is back, but that is probably why his character ended up in the mask during the third act so as to avoid that matter. I’d like Mel back as the bad guy – he was by far the most enjoyable thing about Machete Kills, which was crazier than the first but still needed a bit more spark.
Elon Musk had a cameo since Machete takes a ride on a SpaceX rocket – will we see the inventor billionaire too? And what about Michelle Rodriguez or Charlie Sheen? Alexa Vega and Lady Gaga also appear in the trailer, but that’s no indication that they will return to the movie. Nor if Machete will actually wield a lightsabre machete, but I think that part is a given.
Here’s the fake trailer that may or may not be an indication of where Machete Kills In Space will go…
Last Updated: April 8, 2015