Tarantino to Produce ‘Django’ Sequel Adding ‘Zorro’ to the Old West Actioner

Collider reports that a sequel to 2012’s Django Unchained is in the works, with original helmer Quentin Tarantino having tapped Jerrod Carmichael to co-write the sequel.

Tarantino riffed on his character in 2015 by collaborating with Matt Wagner (seriously, one of the greatest yet least referenced writer/artists in the biz), bringing a Django/Zorro crossover comic book to fruition for Dynamite Entertainment and DC’s Vertigo imprint.

Plot Synopsis:

The story takes place several years after the events of Django Unchained. Django is still a bounty hunter, and since there’s a warrant on his head back east, he has mainly been plying his trade in the western states. After safely settling his wife, Broomhilda, near Chicago, he takes to the road once again, sending her funds whenever he completes a job. It’s by sheer chance that he encounters the aged and sophisticated Diego de la Vega — the famed Zorro — and soon finds himself fascinated by this unusual character, who can also hold his own in a fight. It’s not long before Django becomes Diego’s ‘bodyguard’ and joins him on a mission to free the local indigenous people from slavery.

Without exactly retreading the character growth of Django in the film, it seems to be a comfortable setup for him to follow, but this will no doubt take on a brand new shine with the introduction of the legendary outlaw Zorro.

By Cliff Chiang

As if Tarantino’s announcement of an R-Rated Star Trek film isn’t keeping him busy, he’s also hinted that he’ll write the third part of his Kill Bill franchise, while Carmichael is best known for his comedic work on The Carmichael Show, with an untitled Nate Bargatze project in development.

What do you think, Wasteoids? Tarantino’s hardly out of the picture even with his famous ’10 movies’ career nearing completion. And speaking of conceptual marriages made in heaven, Tarantino’s funny book with Matt Wagner (who, by the way, wrote the single best Batman story ever set to print…and it was a crossover) must have made for some compelling reading.

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