Charlie Sheen is the President in Robert Rodriguez's 'Machete Kills'

June 21, 2012
Source: Twitter

Charlie Sheen

Whether you were a fan of "The West Wing" or not, a lot of people know Martin Sheen was the President of the United States throughout the run of the Aaron Sorkin drama series. Well, now his son will step into the Oval Office as Robert Rodriguez has revealed on Twitter (via Collider) that Charlie Sheen has been cast as the Commander in Chief for Machete Kills. It's the president himself who recruits Machete to take down a dangerous drug lord who is threatening the U.S. with nuclear attacks. Previous plot elements were debunked by Rodriguez himself at the same time the rumor of Zoe Saldana joining the cast first surfaced.

At this time, we can't confirm whether Saldana is in the cast or not, but Rodriguez tweeted a picture of him with Sheen today when he announced the casting, and production is already underway as co-star Sofia Vergara also tweeted a picture from the set. In addition, the director says there's more casting announcements on the way, so I would expect some more cameo stunt casting to round out the Grindhouse inspired sequel which already has Mel Gibson as the villain and lovely ladies like Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez back for round two with new faces like Amber Heard and of course Ms. Vergara in the mix.

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Reader Feedback - 13 Comments


Dare I say this is shaping up nicely? I am excited, no matter how bad it may actually be.

HealthyPoison on Jun 21, 2012


This is sounding a lot better than the first.

burnsy on Jun 21, 2012


I can't wait for this movie! Its pretty cool that there are now two people in this whose careers had taken a PR nosedive, but both are trying to get back on track. I love Sheen and Gibson, this should make for a damn good time!

grimjob on Jun 21, 2012


This is awesome! Can't wait!

Crazy Legs on Jun 21, 2012


Brilliant casting! Love Charlie

Davide Coppola on Jun 22, 2012


Mel Gibson is the villain? Wtf when did the hell did that happen and where the hell was I???? O.o

LosZombies on Jun 22, 2012


Been at least a couple weeks I think. Pretty fuckin sweet eh?

grimjob on Jun 22, 2012


that it is! cant wait! 😀

LosZombies on Jun 22, 2012


I hope this sequel be in size of " El Marachi " sequel , Not " Desperado " 's sequel. Rodriguez in best mood is " Sin City " / in bad mood is " Shorts " Harvey Dent Envy Him

Ehsan Davodi on Jun 22, 2012


Charlie Sheen playing a president, probly the most sensible thing I've read all day.

Barry Rowland on Jun 22, 2012


Mel Gibson and Charlie Sheen..,,two bipolar people in one film. Sold. You have my money.

Bobo_Vision on Jun 22, 2012



Nielsen700 on Jun 22, 2012


-----Yet more chain-pulling DIS---tractions and sideshows. MEANWHILE, as the Globalist---RED China handover, takedown and --FINAL-- EUGENICS op reaches its CON--solidation, Hollywood BURIES without a trace the ---60th Anniversary--- of the awesomely relevant, RED China, Globalism and EUGENICS 'unfriendly' -------------------------KOREAN WAR----------------------------. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

POP NOW on Jun 25, 2012

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