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.”
That plan, however, hasn’t gone too far thanks to Banderas annoying fit physique. “We have to figure something else out, because he’s in better shape now than he ever was,” Rodriguez said.
Until then, we can enjoy another Rodriguez-Banderas team-up in “Machete Kills,” but unfortunately for the more imaginative fanboys out there, the character in “Machete Kills” will not be the Mariachi. We’ll just have to wait for Banderas to cram on a few pounds. Now get eating, Antonio!
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