While on the set for ‘Predators’ Danny Trejo spoke about ‘Machete’ and possible sequels to the film saying, “Robert had been training me for Machete since we did Desperado,” said Trejo proudly. “Everybody thinks that Machete came out of a trailer, but it didn’t…It is a culmination of Desperado, Once Upon a Time in Mexico…There’s even a little bit of From Dusk Till Dawn in there. I think it’s gonna be one of his best. And I’m not just saying that ’cause I’m the lead; it’s just a great movie. I think everybody’s gonna walk away from that movie with some opinion. It’s a battle for our border, you know? People are really serious about what’s going on with the border, and it shows the negative side of both sides. Not just, you know, we want everybody to cross, or we don’t want anybody to cross. It shows the negative side of both sides. Everybody’s gonna be pissed off!”
Trejo also said that if the film is successful there is already a trilogy planned. “We want Machete, Machete Kills, and Machete Kills Again. That’s mine and Robert’s standards, you know? Every time I text him, he’ll text me back, ‘Machete 2, coming up!'”
The cast of ‘Machete’ also includes Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Lindsay Lohan, Michelle Rodriguez, Jeff Fahey, Steven Seagal and Cheech Marin.