By Darren Franich
Updated May 17, 2012 at 10:00 PM EDT
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Dimension Films announced today that the long-promised sequel to Sin City will hit theaters in October 4, 2013, roughly eight and a half years after Robert Rodriguez started promising everyone a sequel to Sin City. The film is titled Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and will reunite Rodriguez with co-director Frank Miller. The press release only confirms two returning cast members: Mickey Rourke as lovable Cro-Magnon sociopath Marv, and Jessica Alba as your dancing Jessica Alba screensaver. But the studio promises “the remaining cast will be announced shortly with some huge names expected.”

The original Dame to Kill For graphic novel featured characters played in Sin City 1 by Clive Owen, Rosario Dawson, Devon Aoki, and Michael Clarke Duncan. Even if some or all of them aren’t back, it’s an easy bet that the sequel will feature an impressive lineup. (The first Sin City starred everyone who had a free weekend to hang out on the greenscreen set in Rodriguez’ basement.) The movie will be shot in 3-D. Filming will begin this summer, but in the meantime, check out the full-size poster below:

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