[Movies] Lindsay Lohan Not Returning for Machete Sequel
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 01.31.2013
So says director Robert Rodriguez...
MTV News reports that Robert Rodriguez has stated that Lindsay Lohan will not be returning for the next Machete film.
Rodriguez reveals the news during an interview at the Sundance Film Festival. Rodriguez said the decision wasn't due to Lohan's turbulent life, but because of the direction of the Machete story.
Rodriguez said, "No, she's not in it. We thought to bring her back because we like that character, but it didn't fit into the story."
On the status of the sequel, Rodriguez said, "I've been editing progressively. I'm about halfway through my 'happy edit' — my edit that makes me happy. It's fun. It's a fun movie, man."
Regarding a third movie set in space, Rodriguez stated: "'Space' has always been talked about, but we'll have to see what happens in this one," he said. But Rodriguez teased that by the end of "Machete Kills," everyone is going to want to know what happens to the character next. "There are some cliffhangers," he teased. "It's gotta end in a very 'Empire Strikes Back' way. You gotta want to know what happens to everybody."