Taglines

  • There is no justice without sin.

Trivia

  • This is the second film adapted from a Frank Miller graphic novel to star Eva Green. She previously starred as Artemisia in 300: Rise of an Empire (2014), which was purportedly adapted from Miller's graphic novel "Xerxes".
  • DIRECTOR CAMEO (Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez): When Nancy has the television on in her apartment, the two bums in the show she is watching are played by Miller (writer and honorary director) and Rodriguez (director).
  • The film's budget was sixty million dollars, making this the most expensive movie Robert Rodriguez has ever directed. This title was previously held by The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (2005).
  • Alexa PenaVega has no lines.
  • This is Lady Gaga's second film. Her first was in another Robert Rodriguez sequel, Machete Kills (2013).
  • Two of the film's four segments, "Just Another Saturday Night" and "A Dame to Kill For", take place before the first Sin City (2005) film.
  • During the seven-year gap between the first Sin City (2005) and the beginning of principal photography on this film, Brittany Murphy and Michael Clarke Duncan passed away, forcing Robert Rodriguez to re-cast their respective roles of Shellie and Manute (Dennis Haysbert). Due to Devon Aoki's pregnancy at the start of production, the character of Miho was also re-cast, with Jamie Chung replacing Aoki. Jeremy Piven also ended up replacing Michael Madsen as Bob.
  • Dwight McCarthy's cigarrettes are "Red Apple" brand, most known from Quentin Tarantino's movies. Tarantino is a good friend of Rodriguez's and worked as guest director on Sin City (2005).
  • Dwight McCarthy, played by Clive Owen in the original Sin City (2005), is now played by Josh Brolin before the plastic surgery to change his face that Shellie (Brittany Murphy) mentions in the first movie.
  • Christopher Lloyd and Jessica Alba appeared in Camp Nowhere (1994).
  • The lead role was originally offered to Johnny Depp, but he declined due to scheduling conflicts. Joseph Gordon-Levitt later replaced him, despite offers to star in other movies such as Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Godzilla (2014). In 2006 when Rodriguez first started putting together ideas for "Sin City 2", he considered Depp for the part of Wallace, the lead character of "Hell and Back", which he was hoping to adapt as one of the film's three segments. The idea to adapt "Hell and Back" was scrapped, however, and Rodriguez chose to adapt "Just Another Saturday Night", "A Dame to Kill For", and the never-published "The Long, Bad Night" instead.
  • Although she played a supporting role in the "A Dame to Kill For" comic book, Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez retired the character of Shellie from the film version instead of re-casting her, out of respect to the late Brittany Murphy of Sin City (2005).
  • The MPAA banned one of the movie's character posters. The poster showed Eva Green as Ava Lord wearing a sheer gown through which her nipple was visible. Green told "Vanity Fair" about the controversy: "I'm not actually naked on the poster. I find it a bit odd. It seems like it's all just publicity, a lot of noise for nothing. You have so many more violent things in the movie business, and this is kind of soft. I'm not naked. It's suggested. I find it really sexy, actually. It's kind of beautiful. But if it shocks people, I don't know what to do about it. I don't want to upset anybody. I don't want to be seen as just the femme fatale or put into some silly box. I hope that people will have enough imagination."
  • The film credits twenty executive producers.
  • Salma Hayek, Rose McGowan, Angelina Jolie, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Helena Bonham Carter, Scarlett Johansson, Anne Hathaway, and Jennifer Lawrence were all considered to play the role of Ava Lord before Eva Green was cast.
  • The last film of Powers Boothe.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Christopher Lloyd appeared in Angels in the Outfield (1994).
  • Two of the film's four segments are based on Sin City comics: "A Dame to Kill For", which ran six issues, and "Just Another Saturday Night", which ran for one. Both comics feature Marv (Mickey Rourke) in a lead role.
  • Eva Green and Marton Csokas played a married couple. They also played a married couple in Kingdom of Heaven (2005). In real-life, the two were in a relationship from 2005 to 2009.
  • In the dancing scene before Nancy talks with the dead John Hartigan, she dances to a song that was also featured in Criminal Minds: True Night (2007). The episode shows Frankie Muniz playing a graphic novelist who creates graphic novels similar to the way the segments in the movie are shown. The episode also includes a Frank Miller quote at the end of the episode.
  • Eva Green and Marton Csokas play a married couple. They previously played a married couple in Kingdom of Heaven (2005), as Queen and King of Jerusalem, respectively.
  • Jake T. Austin auditioned for the role of Johnny. It eventually went to Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
  • Dennis Haysbert, Powers Boothe, and Jude Ciccolella appeared on 24 (2001).
  • Christopher Lloyd and Joseph Gordon-Levitt appeared in Angels in the Outfield (1994).
  • The film cast includes two Oscar nominees: Mickey Rourke and Josh Brolin.

Goofs

  • Character error: Nancy states that in the first Sin City, Hartigan killed himself by sticking a gun in his mouth and shooting. He actually shot himself in the forehead.