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Comic-Con 2012 Movies: Django Unchained

The panel for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained in Hall H kick-started the final day of Comic-Con 2012. Joining the celebrated director for the panel were his stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, Walter Goggins and Don Johnson.

Similar to Tarantino’s previous movie, Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained is loosely based on several little-known exploitation films — the “Django” series. Foxx stars as the title character, a slave bought by bounty hunter/former dentist Dr. King Schultz (Waltz) to help find his targets in exchange for helping to free Django’s wife (Washington).

The audience for this popular panel was treated to Tarantino saying he came up with the idea 13 years ago, and how it evolved, including how he wanted to make a surreal, violent Spaghetti Western. Tarantino also described the characters and their relationships: Samuel L. Jackson’s character Stephen sounds the most interesting, a slave raised by plantation owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) who promises to be an unsympathetic character. Tarantino also promised that the descendent of Django and his wife will become John Shaft.

The audience was lucky enough to see eight minutes of footage, basically an expansion of the trailer, which went down very well with crowd. It promises everything you would expect from Tarantino.

During the Q&A section, Tarantino was asked about Kill Bill Vol. 3. He stated that it would possibly be set 10 years in the future, but most of the details are still up in the air.

Django Unchained will be release on Dec. 25, so lets hope for a bloody Christmas.


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