Almost a week ago, we reported that the follow up to Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s ‘Sin City’ was finally starting to pull itself together. In the press release, ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ is said to start production this summer, so the cast would be assembled some time soon. Now, we got word that the director has been meeting with some of the cast this week, and they’re stoked to finally get back to work.

First, in an interview with MTV, Rodriguez confirmed that Mickey Rourke would be returning to the role of the booze-swigging hard-ass Marv after the two met up for lunch. Additionally, he ran into Rosario Dawson and she is on board as well. The director told MTV News:

“[Rourke is] all excited to come back, but he’s probably the first one. I saw Rosario [Dawson] too. I ran into her for something else, and she’s pumped. They’ve always been excited about doing another one, so that will be fun.”

Not only have those two stars agreed to return, but the iconic actor who played Mr. Blonde from ‘Reservoir Dogs’ is set to return as well. In an interview with Comic Book Movie, Michael Madsen, who rarely does interviews, confirmed that he will be back for the sequel to play Bob, Bruce Willis’ corrupt partner. He also indicated that a lot more info on the movie would be coming very soon. The veteran actor straight up said:

“I’m doing the sequel to ‘Sin City’. That would be ‘Sin City 2’. I’m going to Ft. Worth, Texas, and there is supposed to be some sort of a symposium or some Sin City panel where we’re going to talk about the film. I’m looking forward to that, too.”

It’s excellent to hear that so many members of the cast are excited to return. A key player that we have yet to hear from is Clive Owen, who plays photographer Dwight McCarthy. Owen’s character is the protagonist in the original version of Miller’s ‘A Dame to Kill For’, so hopefully he makes a return also. It’s still early in the game, so there’s still time to lock him and the rest of the all-star cast, like Jessica Alba, Devon Aoki, Jaime King, and Michael Clarke Duncan, down. But judging by the trend we’re seeing so far, it shouldn’t be too hard to get the whole gang back together for another adventure in Sin City.