Zo zegt Trejo dat het idee voor Machete teruggaat tot de jaren negentig:
Everybody thinks that Machete came out of a trailer, but it didn't. Robert told me that he wanted to do this movie called Machete when we were doing Desperado. If you look at the character in Machete, it is a metamorphosis. He kind of moulded this character of Machete. I think it's gonna be one of his best. And I'm not just saying that 'cause I'm the lead; it's just a great movie. I think everybody's gonna walk away from that movie with some opinion!
En hoe de film ook uitdraait, er zijn nu al plannen voor een heuse trilogie:
We want Machete, Machete Kills, and Machete Kills Again. That's mine and Robert's standards, you know? Every time I text him, he'll text me back, 'Machete 2, coming up!'
Volgens regisseur Rodriguez komt de eerste film al aardig tot leven. Momenteel werkt hij aan de muzikale score: "It's going really terrific. It looks really great."