Machete Kills is currently filming, but casting announcements continue to come in. It has been revealed that Electra and Elise Avellan (Pictured Below) are returning for the sequel, reprising their roles as nurses Mona and Lisa. They join previously announced cast members Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Mel Gibson, Sofia Vergara, Demian Bichir, Amber Heard, Zoe Saldana, Edward James Olmos (rumored), Jessica Alba, and Charlie Sheen.
Electra and Elise Avellan are related to Robert Rodriguez and were first seen in his Planet Terror segment of Grindhouse. They have also appeared in a number of genre films since. While the synopsis for the film had been released previously, Robert Rodriguez recently mentioned that the story has changed from the early ideas they had when Machete was originally released:
“That synopsis we put out is misdirection — it’s all fake. Machete is recruited by the President, that’s true, but there’s no cartel leader and the weapon in space is just one of our early story ideas. That said, there is still a space element, for sure. We’ve given the character a much bigger playground. It’s going to be like a James Bond movie, with a Bond-style villain.”
Here is the previously synopsis: “The new film finds Machete recruited by the U.S. Government for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man. Machete must battle his way through Mexico 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. Machete takes on an army in an effort to dismantle a plan for global anarchy.”