The U.S. government recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space.
Machete Kills is an upcoming action film, written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. It is the second in a series that started with the 2010 filmMachete (presaged by a fake trailer in Grindhouse). Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez will be reprising their roles from the first film, and are joined by series newcomers Sofía Vergara, Demián Bichir, Amber Heard, Antonio Banderas, Zoe Saldana, Edward James Olmos, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding Jr., Alexa Vega, William Sadler, Lady Gaga, Marko Zaror, Tom Savini with Charlie Sheen and Mel Gibson.
Rodriguez confirmed that April Booth, portrayed by Lindsay Lohan in the first film, would not make a return in this installment. The film will follow the titular ex-federale (Trejo) as he is recruited by the US President (Sheen) to stop an arms dealer (Gibson) from launching a deadly missile.
Danny Trejo returns as the Mexican anti-hero, Machete, in this follow-up from Robert Rodriguez. Mel Gibson joins returning cast members Michelle Rodriguez and Jessica Alba as a maniacal arms dealer intent to start a nuclear war in this 20th Century Fox release.