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Will Robert Rodriguez's Machete kill with Mel Gibson and Michelle Williams?

04.13.2012

With filming set to commence in just a few weeks it appears that Robert Rodriguez is pursuing some more big names to join Danny Trejo in the B-movie mash up sequel MACHETE KILLS.  Deadline is reporting that Mel Gibson and Michelle Williams are being sought to join the sequel, which falls in line with the big-name casting of the first MACHETE, including Robert DeNiro, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Don Johnson, etc.

No word on who they may play, but I'd love to see Gibson in a villain role and any opportunity for Michelle Williams to be sexy and/or holding a gun/knife/grenade is cool, too.  The first film didn't really work for me, but I know there are those who loved it.  Personally, I felt that it felt less like a B-movie and more like a bad 90's action romp. 

However, I do like Rodriguez (when he's good) and always hope for the best.  Seems he's stacked his plate pretty high with MACHETE KILLS leading almost directly into filming on SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR.  We know he likes to shoot fast and cheap, doing as much of the work himself as he possibly can, so perhaps this is just his style.  

Either way, we'll be seeing a lot more Rodriguez films coming down the pipe and thankfully they don't involve SPY KIDS.

More as this develops.

Extra Tidbit: What big name star would you like to see in a Machete film? I'm pulling for Meryl Streep.
Source: Deadline

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3:33PM on 04/13/2012

Wrong title

Your title says "Rodriguez", not "Williams". Anyway, I'm game for any new Gibson role that'll see the light of the day these days.
Your title says "Rodriguez", not "Williams". Anyway, I'm game for any new Gibson role that'll see the light of the day these days.
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3:40PM on 04/13/2012

I was disappointed by the first a bit

but if Gibson's in, then so am I!
but if Gibson's in, then so am I!
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3:40PM on 04/13/2012
"...he likes to shoot fast and cheap..." which is to say, he likes to pump out crap movies like a modern day Roger Corman. I know people like to wax nostalgic about Corman, but nobody was paying to see that shit in the theater.

Just like Corman, Rodriguez is a hack. The early 90s were to film as the late 90s were to internet start ups: Everyone and his cousin was making an "indie" movie. Most were garbage and most of those people are long since gone, but Rodriguez managed to parlay his
"...he likes to shoot fast and cheap..." which is to say, he likes to pump out crap movies like a modern day Roger Corman. I know people like to wax nostalgic about Corman, but nobody was paying to see that shit in the theater.

Just like Corman, Rodriguez is a hack. The early 90s were to film as the late 90s were to internet start ups: Everyone and his cousin was making an "indie" movie. Most were garbage and most of those people are long since gone, but Rodriguez managed to parlay his friendship with Tanrantino and a relationship with the Weinsteins into another decade of pumping out dreck. I guess his microbudget movies manage to eek out a profit so they will keep letting him do it (unlike Kevin Smith), but nothing he does is even remotely interesting to me.
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4:34PM on 04/13/2012
You know, I really like RR. I think he has a lot of talent and he's released quite a few movies that I absolutely loved and is one of the directors that inspired me to get into film.

With that said, I agree with a lot of what you said. I think you're a little malicious in your post, but it's a totally valid observation of a lot of his recent career.

I'm actually surprised anyone even liked Machete enough to justify a sequel. It was such a let down to me.
You know, I really like RR. I think he has a lot of talent and he's released quite a few movies that I absolutely loved and is one of the directors that inspired me to get into film.

With that said, I agree with a lot of what you said. I think you're a little malicious in your post, but it's a totally valid observation of a lot of his recent career.

I'm actually surprised anyone even liked Machete enough to justify a sequel. It was such a let down to me.
6:21PM on 04/13/2012
I'm confused. I read somewhere else that he wanted them for the Sin City sequel... Oh well.
I'm confused. I read somewhere else that he wanted them for the Sin City sequel... Oh well.
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1:30AM on 04/14/2012
I seem to be in the minority that really enjoyed Machete--it was dumb and loud and violent, just as I was hoping it would be. Felt pretty grindhouse-y to me. So I'm excited for the sequel, especially if they get someone as amazing as Michelle Williams, who is just too adorable.
I seem to be in the minority that really enjoyed Machete--it was dumb and loud and violent, just as I was hoping it would be. Felt pretty grindhouse-y to me. So I'm excited for the sequel, especially if they get someone as amazing as Michelle Williams, who is just too adorable.
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12:40PM on 04/16/2012

In the end...

Machete will still get the chicks. More threesome action!
Machete will still get the chicks. More threesome action!
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