First official image of Alexa Vega in Machete Kills

Alexa Vega has revealed via her Instagram account the first official image of her character Killjoy in the forthcoming Robert Rodriguez directed sequel Machete Kills. The young actress has certainly aged well after bursting onto our screens as a 13 year old teenager in the 2001 movie Spy Kids (also directed by Rodriguez):

Machete Kills is written and directed by Rodriguez and is the follow up to the popular 2010 film Machete starring Danny Trejo as the title character. The film also features a host of familiar names such as Jessica Alba (Sin City) and Michelle Rodriguez (The Fast and The Furious), who will be reprising their roles from the first film as well as newcomers such as Sofía Vergara (Modern Family), Amber Heard (Zombieland), Antonio Banderas (Desperado), Vanessa Hudgens (Sucker Punch), William Sadler (The Green Mile), Cuba Gooding Jr (Jerry Maguire), Charlie Sheen (Anger Management) and Mel Gibson (Braveheart).

The film sees Machete recruited by the US President to stop an arms dealer from launching a deadly missile. Recently Open Road Films picked up U.S. distribution rights to the movie but there’s been no news on a release date as of yet.

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