Antonio Banderas Might Join ‘Machete Kills’ Cast
We didn’t think it was possible, but “Machete Kills” might actually end up having an even more insane cast than “Machete” did. In addition to Danny Trejo reprising his role as the titular character, we’ve already learned that Mel Gibson has a part in the movie. And that’s not the only person likely-director Robert Rodriguez has turned to.
When MTV News caught up with Antonio Banderas at CinemaCon earlier this week, we couldn’t resist asking him if Rodriguez had talked to him about taking a role in the movie. The two have a long film history together, with Rodriguez directing Banderas in everything from “Desperado” to “Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over.” And it turns out that, yes, Rodriguez has pitched the idea of “a little cameo” to Banderas, and the “Puss in Boots” star is totally game for it.
“I would love to. If Robert called me for anything, I would do it,” he said. “I’ve done six movies with him, he was at the beginning of my career, so he came to my house and explained to me a little cameo over here as he explains things like a little kid.”
Little is known about the plot of “Machete Kills” beyond the fact that Machete is back and apparently killing people. In fact, we know more about the plot of the third “Machete” movie than we do about this one. No matter what information Banderas told us about his character, it would have been a spoiler, so we aren’t too surprised that he teased his potential part in the vaguest terms possible.
“It’s a new character,” he elaborated, clarifying that he wouldn’t be reprising his role as El Mariachi. “But I cannot talk about it because it’s a very surprising character. If I do, I will completely jinx it, so I actually prefer [not to]. But it’s very interesting. The whole thing is a progressive character during the whole entire movie, but my participation is only in one side of it.”
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