Axel-In-Charge: Extending "Secret Wars," Excitement for a "Totally Awesome Hulk"
To describe the casting for Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills as “quirky” would be a bit of an understatement. After all, this is a film that has Charlie Sheen as the president of the United States and Mel Gibson as a villainous arms dealer. But Rodriguez isn’t finished yet.
Barely a month after the filmmaker announced Sheen’s addition with a set photo, the filmmaker has taken to Twitter again to reveal the involvement of Lady Gaga — by releasing a character poster of the singer as La Chameleon. “I just finished working with @LadyGaga on @MacheteKills , she kicked SO MUCH ASS!” Rodriguez tweeted. “Holy Smokes. Blown away!”
The second in a proposed trilogy featuring the character played by Danny Trejo, Machete Kills finds the hero recruited by the U.S. government to stop an arms dealer from launching a deadly missile. The film, which opens sometime next year, also stars Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba, Demián Bichir, Amber Heard, Sofia Vergara and Zoe Saldana.