It’s hard to know how much stock to put in this story, because it came secondhand from Danny Trejo and it’s not clear whether he was even being serious, but according to Trejo, he and Robert Rodriguez want Machete to be a trilogy. It wouldn’t be surprising, considering Robert Rodriguez is the king of talking a lot of crap about projects that never happen.
Said Trejo, “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!’”
Every time Danny Trejo tries to text, he pushes the letters so hard that they shoot out the back of his phone, at which point he picks them up, forms them into a message, and sends via snail mail. True story.
As for the impressive cast, including actors like Robert De Niro, Steven Seagal, Cheech Marin, Lindsay Lohan and Michelle Rodriguez, Trejo seems equally excited.
“You know, when I first saw Robert De Niro on the set, he came up and his first words to me were, ‘Don’t leave me like this, homes.’ You know, that was my line in Heat. And I kind of laughed and he said, ‘Man, Danny, I’m really proud of you. You’re the lead. This is it, this is you.’ And I looked him right in the eyes and I said, ‘Can I get some coffee, Mr. De Niro?’” Trejo laughs. “I couldn’t believe that Robert got De Niro. And then Jessica Alba, you know? And Lindsay Lohan. And Michelle Rodriguez, and Jeff Fahey, and Steven Seagal, and Cheech Marin. It just goes on and on.” [IGN]
It tends to hurts one’s point about the DeNiro mystique to mention him alongside Jeff Fahey, but I digress. In related news, if Twilight fans are known as Twihards, I’d like to move that Danny Trejo fanatics be referred to henceforth as “Trejotos.”