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04th Jun 2019

Quentin Tarantino is working on a Django Unchained crossover movie with Jerrod Carmichael

Wil Jones

Django/Zorro has already been a comic book

Quentin Tarantino is teaming up with US comedian Jerrod Carmichael to write a follow-up to Django Unchained.

Django/Zorro will see Tarantino’s hero, played by Jamie Foxx in the first movie, team up with iconic Western pulp masked vigilante Zorro.

Collider reports that the movie will take place several years after Django Unchained explosive finale, with a bounty still on Django’s head.

“After safely settling his wife, Broomhilda, near Chicago, he takes to the road once again, sending her funds whenever he completes a job,” say Collider. “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.”

The crossover will be based on the Django/Zorro comic book series, which was published by Dynamite Comics in 2014. That was co-written by Tarantino himself along with acclaimed comics scribe Matt Wagner, and drawn by artist Esteve Polls.

Reports of the movie version first emerged during the Song hack of 2014, with an email conversation between Tarantino and then-Sony boss Amy Pascal discussing the idea was leaked. Now, however, sources for Collider say the film is actually happening.

Stand up Jerrod Carmichael is best known for creating The Carmichael Show for NBC, and has also appeared in movies such as Bad NeighboursThe Disaster Artist and Transformers: The Last Knight.

Django Unchained was released in 2012, with Jamie Foxx starring as the freed slave turned bounty hunter.

Zorro was created in 1919, by American pulp writer Johnston McCulley, and was an important precursor to the superhero genre. He has appeared in many comic books, movies and TV shows over the last hundred years, though is probably most famous to modern audiences from 1998’s Antonio Banderas-starring The Mask of Zorro and its 2005 sequel.