michelle rodriguez Michelle Rodriguez Returns For Fast and Furious 6 & Machete Kills

Good news Michelle Rodriguez fans! Variety bring word that the actress is officially set to reprise her roles as Luz/Shé in Robert Rodriguez’s ‘Machete’ sequel, ‘Machete Kills,’ and as Letty Ortiz in the sixth installment in the hit ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise, ‘Fast and Furious 6.’

‘Machete Kills’ is said to have Machete teaming with the U.S. Government to take on a Mexican drug cartel and a James Bond-style villain who seeks world domination with a satellite weapon. ‘Machete Kills’ sees the return of Danny Trejo to the character he played in a fake trailer featured in ‘Grindhouse’ and the original 2010 film. The sequel will reportedly feature a Grindhouse-style trailer for a third entry in the ‘Machete’ franchise, ‘Machete Kills Again… In Space!’ Jessica Alba is expected to return for the sequel, which will start production this month in Texas.

‘Fast and Furious 6′ has been scheduled for a May 24th, 2013 release. Neal H. Moritz and Vin Diesel return to produce, while director Justin Lin is again helming the film. The end of ‘Fast Five’ teased the return of Michelle Rodriguez alongside Eva Mendes, so I’d image ‘Fast and Furious 6′ is likely to feature a HUGE cast if all are returning from ‘Fast Five.’ That film starred Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Elsa Pataky, Gal Gadot, Matt Schulze, Tego Calderon and Don Omar. The sequel is set to start production in June in Europe.