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After a fake trailer, a real trailer, and then an actual movie, we have a pretty good idea of what to expect from Robert Rodriguez's "Machete" franchise. There are lots of guns, violence to go along, and beautiful women, who will also have big guns.

So when we hear something like, "Oh, hey, Sofia Vergara is going to be in 'Machete Kills,'" a thought that quickly follows that news is, "Oh, that's pretty cool. She'll probably have guns coming out of her breasts or something." Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding.

A new character poster for the "Grindhouse" spin-off sequel has debuted online (via Dread Central), and your first thought about her character is also the correct one.

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Though the mystery of the "Star Wars: Episode VII" director may be solved, the future of the franchise and the talk of spin-off movies still lingers. In theory, standalone movies set in the "Star Wars" universe would be a way of attracting serious talent who would otherwise be hesitant to commit to numbered installment and who could put their own spin on George Lucas' world.

Given the chance to talk to Robert Rodriguez at this year's Sundance Film Festival, of course MTV News' Josh Horowitz had to ask if the genre director would ever like to take a crack at the world of Jedis and intergalactic smugglers.

In general, Rodriguez is definitely on board for standalone "Star Wars" movies. "I don't mind them doing more 'Star Wars,' " he said. "I also like the whole idea of them doing off-shoot films, like you just have a 'Boba Fett' movie over here."

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In addition to lucking out in scoring some new "Sin City" intel from Robert Rodriguez recently for our "A Dame To Kill For" preview, we also had the opportunity to check in on his other buzzworthy, star-studded 2013 release, "Machete Kills" and what may or may not lead a third Machete film to be set in space.

Rodriguez admitted that he's finishing editing on "Kills" in the midst of his directing duties on "A Dame To Kill For," and that we should expect some teasers soon.

"That's a really fun, really cool movie and another incredible amazing cast," he said. "I'm having a grand time, that was a fun production. I think we'll be trying to tease out images very soon."

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This year's Sundance Film Festival marks the 20th anniversary of the Park City debut of Robert Rodriguez's breakout indie "El Mariachi." To mark the occasion, the director hosted a screening of the film that led to two sequels, "Desperado" and "Once Upon a Time In Mexico," and he also stopped by MTV News to share the story of his first Sundance and talk about a potential future for the series.

Rodriguez and the second man to play the Mariachi, Antonio Banderas, recently reteamed for the first time since 2011. The actor filmed a brief cameo in Rodriguez's "Grindhouse" spin-off sequel "Machete Kills." The two had so much fun, talk once again turned to returning to the character that made them.

"We forgot about how much fun we've had together," Rodriguez said. "We decided we have to do something. We want to do another 'El Mariachi' movie at some point. We always said we would, but [we'd shoot it] much later when he's older and rounder."

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Two films whose futures remained unclear, especially considering that they didn't have a release date, have just landed fall premieres.

According to Box Office Mojo, "Gravity," Alfonso Cuarón's long-delayed sci-fi epic, and "Machete Kills," the follow-up to Robert Rodriguez's "Grindhouse" spin-off, will finally hit theaters this October and September, respectively.

Cuarón's first feature film in seven years stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as two astronauts who get stranded in space when their shuttle is destroyed. "Gravity" was originally expected to premiere this past fall, but a delay in May pushed it to an indefinite 2013 date. When it does finally bow on October 4, you'll be able to catch "Gravity" in IMAX.

Learn when you can catch "Machete Kills" after the jump!

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Alexa Vega

Robert Rodriguez gave Alexa Vega her breakout role in "Spy Kids" when the actress was 12 years-old, and now that she's 24, the director is giving her the opportunity to show off her more—umm—adult side.

Vega tweeted out a picture from "Machete Kills," Rodriguez's follow-up to his "Grindhouse" spin off, and let's just say that her costume isn't exactly "Spy Kids" appropriate.

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Machete is officially set to kill in 2013. The former Mexican federale will return next year in "Machete Kills," Robert Rodriguez's follow-up to the original, which was based on a fake trailer he made for "Grindhouse."

Open Road Films just picked up the North American distribution rights to the sequel, and the first image from the movie hit the web shortly after the announcement to celebrate.

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Lady Gaga Machete Kills

So far, the casting process for Robert Rodriguez's "Machete Kills" has made headlines with the addition of each new actor. First Rodriguez wanted Mel Gibson, and then he got Mel Gibson. Next thing you know, Charlie Sheen is playing the president of the United States.

Well, the latest cast member is a person we have come to expect the unexpected from, so it's not quite as surprising.

Lady Gaga has officially joined the cast of "Machete Kills," and Rodriguez tweeted out a picture of her in character for the announcement.

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Sofia Vergara

We finally have our first look at Robert Rodriguez's upcoming "Machete Kills" and it comes from... Sofia Vergara's son?

It turns out that the only son of the "Modern Family" actress had the chance to visit the set of the movie and captured some footage that he posted on his online series, "My Vida con Toty." The actress was cast back in May as the mother goose at a brothel, and the younger Vergara made it very clear that it was traumatic to watch his mother walk around in full dominatrix get-up.

"Maneater. That's what they used to call me when I was a little girl," Vergara sexily informed some lucky off-screen actor in the footage shown.

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Only Robert Rodriguez would be able to bring together the eclectic cast required for "Machete Kills."

The latest trio to join the upcoming "Machete" sequel's line-up are Amber Heard, Demian Bichir and Michelle Rodriguez, Variety reports. Rodriguez appeared in "Machete" as well, while Bichir and Heard are new additions to the franchise. Heard will play a femme fatale who is a "manipulative assassin code-named Miss San Antonio," according to the report, while Bichir's role is being kept under wraps.

Ever since "Machete Kills" was officially announced last month, actors have been flocking to the project. After the jump, check out the scoop on other big part in the flick.

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