Although it seemed very likely that Michelle Rodriguez was going to return for the Machete sequel, it has now been confirmed, along with the addition of Mel Gibson.

Machete Kills begins filming this month in Texas and Variety reports that Mel Gibson has officially joined the cast as Luther Voz, "a cunning arms dealer and death merchant who aims to spread war across the planet by launching a missile". Michelle Rodriguez will reprise her role as Luz, and Jessica Alba is expected to return as well.

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.”

Source: Variety