Should we make #MacheteInSpace?? I'm #UpForWhatever
— Danny Trejo (@officialDannyT) February 3, 2014
Of course, we know that the trailer at the end of Machete Kills was just a mock trailer, but then so was the Grindhouse trailer for Machete, and so was the trailer for Machete Kills at the end of Machete. Both director Robert Rodriguez and Danny Trejo must be doing the longest happy dance in history since Machete became a reality in 2010. Trejo especially.
The Mexican (as opposed to Mexican't) has been one of the most consistent hardworking character actors and "rent-a-villains" in film since featuring as a prison convict boxer in the 1984 Eric Roberts/Jon Voight escape film Runaway Train. To prove this, he's died more than Sean Bean!
|"That was my only trophy..."|
To further prove this, even though he's reaching the ripe young age of 70 this May, he's billed to appear in an astounding TWENTY SIX movies in 2014, including Muppets Most Wanted. Not one of those includes the Machete Kills sequel, though, so hold onto your pants for a bit.
|Or Michelle Rodriguez's pants. Your choice!|
He may eternally thank Robert Rodriguez for getting him the credit he deserves with From Dusk Till Dawn and Desperado. His character, Machete, even came from the Sin City director's family movie Spy Kids. But it wasn't just his hardcore asskicker roles that got him so much love and adoration as a real-life ex-convict. Even comedy roles in the Jake Gyllenhaal road movie Bubble Boy helped to cement his reputation.
Random Fact: Twenty years before Steven Seagal played the lead villain in Machete, Danny played Seagal's first punchbag/victim, Hector, in Marked for Death.
|Danny Trejo: A Household Name|
I just want this to happen so our favorite Mexican federale gets to blow the shit out of android Justin Bieber. This film has to happen. Why? Well, what makes Machete so awesome? Take a look at how deliberately bad these films are. It's Danny Trejo that makes them awesome, and not just any awesome, but the kind that most cult classic filmmakers and actors only dream of.
Saying that, Rodriguez also hinted that he'd like to make a Carlos Estevez Mr. President spinoff, which would immediately become the best thing Charlie Sheen ever did!
Sound off, Fanboys! Am I right? What's your favourite Trejo movie/appearance? Do you think Machete Kills Again…In Space could be the greatest yet? Comments below and thanks for reading.