A promo poster for Robert Rodriguez‘ Machete sequel, Machete Kills, has popped up online. Unfortunately, Machete was a massive disappointment and I’m wary of a sequel, which is part two in a planned trilogy; the finale will be Machete Kills Again. Machete misunderstood what a gritty B-movie was supposed to be, gussied it up with movie stars, used a bloated storyline to accommodate all of them, and its biggest crime was making Machete (Danny Trejo) a supporting character in his own movie. Hopefully, Machete Kills will be leaner and trust Trejo to carry the flick. The plot has Machete tasked to “take down a madman cartel leader and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war across the planet with a weapon in space.” So…space weapons and global war…that’s leaner, right?
Hit the jump to check out the promo poster. Filming on Machete Kills is set to begin filming in April.
The poster, which showed up at the European Film Market in Berlin, comes to us via ComingSoon.