MEL Gibson is close to signing on for Machete Kills.
Rodriguez is in line to direct Machete Kills, but has admitted he may need to enlist another director if the filming clashes with Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
“Currently I am directing it,” Rodriguez told The Hollywood Reporter.
“But we’re checking to see if there’s going to be the need for another director if I have to go off and do Sin City... But Machete looks like it’s going to go pretty quickly, so it’s possible that I will direct the whole thing.”
Rodriguez continued: “There’s so much of it that I want to direct I’ll probably end up directing the whole thing, but if I have to step off, I’m going to try and shoot all of the actors and all of the main sequences.
“It’s such a fun movie, and it just came out even more fun than I could have imagined.”
The original Machete also starred Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Steven Seagal and Michelle Rodriguez.
Only Trejo has been confirmed to return for the sequel so far.