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'Django Unchained' Sequel Coming to Dynamite -- Django Meets Zorro

"The story idea we came up with is thrilling, and I think will be an exciting new chapter for both characters." - Quentin Tarantino

Press Release

The acclaimed filmmaker Quentin Tarantino comes to Dynamite for the first time with a sequel to his film Django Unchained, as Django meets the legendary Zorro! Known for his incredible films that are uniquely "Quentin", such as Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill, Django/Zorro will stand-out from every comic book coming out this year. Django/Zorro is co-plotted by Quentin Tarantino and will be co-plotted and written by comic book legend by Matt Wagner (Mage, Grendel, The Shadow, Zorro). Reginald Hudlin, writer of the Eisner Award nominated Django Unchained screenplay adaptation and a producer of the Django Unchained film, will be working closely with Quentin and Matt as the editor of Django/Zorro! Stay tuned for information on Django/Zorro, set for release later this year from Dynamite Entertainment and DC Entertainment!

"I'm very very excited about both this story and the opportunity to work with Matt. It was reading his Zorro stories that convinced me what a good idea it was to join these two icons together. And the story idea we came up with is thrilling, and I think will be an exciting new chapter for both characters." - Quentin Tarantino

"This project is an absolute thrill," adds writer Matt Wagner! "When Quentin and I first met, it felt like we'd known each other for years. The give-and-take energy of our initial story sessions was just incredible! It's a particular buzz to be writing Zorro once again…and especially to team him up with the magnetic lead character from Quentin's most straight-up heroic movie, Django Unchained! The Wild West is never gonna be the same once these two come to town!"

"This series is the first time Quentin Tarantino explored the continuing adventures of one of the characters from his films," states Django Producer Reggie Hudlin. "That he would do it in a comic book demonstrates his love and appreciation of the medium. Quentin is not just a comic collector - he's got a spinner rack in his house!"

"First and foremost, this is a dream project to have both Quentin and Matt, both master storytellers, collaborate for the first time by bringing the scope of cinema to the comics medium," says Dynamite CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci. "I can't express how happy I am to co-publish this series with DC Entertainment, and release what is sure to be THE Cross-Over event of the year."

"We are excited to see that our Eisner-nominated Django Unchained movie adaptation has inspired Django's appearance with Zorro and are pleased to be part of what is sure to be a highly-anticipated crossover event," stated Hank Kanalz, Senior Vice President of Vertigo and Integrated Publishing, DC Entertainment.

"In previous adventures, Zorro's rich history has teamed him up with the Shadow and with the Lone Ranger, as well as many other iconic characters," said John Gertz, CEO of Zorro Productions, Inc., "But this will be his greatest meeting yet! Django and Zorro are the perfect team, and so are Quentin Tarantino and Matt Wagner. It is an honor for us to work with these two masters of their craft."

"Matt has worked hand-in-hand with Quentin to put together a meeting the likes of which comics have never seen." - Joseph Rybandt, Dynamite Senior Editor

"Django Unchained captures the same spirit as Zorro -- namely, that the bad guys get what's coming to them," says Keith Davidsen, Marketing Manager of Dynamite Entertainment. "We're a culture that has thrilled to, and thrived on, the swift and brutal justice of the vigilante. In the deft hands of mind-blowing filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and master storyteller Matt Wagner, the explosive comic book pairing of these two Western icons will surely satisfy that most guilty pleasure."

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Edited by CyberWarrior

Whatt!? No more Banderas?

Edited by EdBlank

Oh great. An excuse to use the word n***** 150 more times.

I actually can't watch Pulp Fiction anymore knowing that QT has this fetish.

Don't bother trying to tell me how I should feel about this and why it's okay in the context of the movie. I haven't watched the movie and now I probably will never check for Dynamite Comics again.

Edited by The Stegman

Don't really care for Zorro, but I loved Django. I'll check this out!

Posted by Cloudguy

Um....? Is this necessary?

Posted by lifeofvibe

Don't really care for Zorro, but I loved Django. I'll check this out!

of course...

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

This is so crazy it just might work.

@cloudguy said:

Um....? Is this necessary?

Is any fiction necessary?

Posted by nappystr8

@edblank said:

Oh great. An excuse to use the word n***** 150 more times.

I actually can't watch Pulp Fiction anymore knowing that QT has this fetish.

Don't bother trying to tell me how I should feel about this and why it's okay in the context of the movie. I haven't watched the movie and now I probably will never check for Dynamite Comics again.

Wait? So you plan to boycott all Dynamite books because you are not a fan of this one series?

Posted by The Stegman

This is so crazy it just might work.

@cloudguy said:

Um....? Is this necessary?

Is any fiction necessary?

Nail on the head. I don't get the whole "is this necessary?" comments. Obviously everyone involved wants it, and think people will like the story, which is pretty much why all fiction exists.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@jonny_anonymous said:

This is so crazy it just might work.

@cloudguy said:

Um....? Is this necessary?

Is any fiction necessary?

Nail on the head. I don't get the whole "is this necessary?" comments. Obviously everyone involved wants it, and think people will like the story, which is pretty much why all fiction exists.

Exactly, everybody is a fan of something.

Posted by EdBlank

@edblank said:

Oh great. An excuse to use the word n***** 150 more times.

I actually can't watch Pulp Fiction anymore knowing that QT has this fetish.

Don't bother trying to tell me how I should feel about this and why it's okay in the context of the movie. I haven't watched the movie and now I probably will never check for Dynamite Comics again.

Wait? So you plan to boycott all Dynamite books because you are not a fan of this one series?

I plan to boycott all QT films from now on so why not? The only vote we get with this sort of thing is with dollars. I can't shrug this stuff off any longer. Hopefully one day this kind of thing will not be profitable.

I am not saying it's never appropriate to use the word n***** in art, just that the movie was gratuitous. Not saying that they WILL use the word in the comic, either. I really hope they have more taste than that, but it's a moot point for me.

Posted by kasino

QT use the n-word as much like Scorsese(the GOAT), he just uses a Boston accent.

i'm gonna love this. I hope they spit a whole bunch out. grab up the rights for Lone Ranger.

Posted by ravisher

yes

Edited by Dragonborn_CT

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Posted by NightFang

That's a weird team up.

Posted by micah

The team up is so strange it just may work.

Posted by Crackdown

@edblank said:

Oh great. An excuse to use the word n***** 150 more times.

I actually can't watch Pulp Fiction anymore knowing that QT has this fetish.

Don't bother trying to tell me how I should feel about this and why it's okay in the context of the movie. I haven't watched the movie and now I probably will never check for Dynamite Comics again.

I was under the impression Tartintino just produced the film.

oh, and the word was used way more in legitimate history in a single day for than the film.

old people are my pals

Posted by EdBlank

@edblank said:

Oh great. An excuse to use the word n***** 150 more times.

I actually can't watch Pulp Fiction anymore knowing that QT has this fetish.

Don't bother trying to tell me how I should feel about this and why it's okay in the context of the movie. I haven't watched the movie and now I probably will never check for Dynamite Comics again.

I was under the impression Tartintino just produced the film.

oh, and the word was used way more in legitimate history in a single day for than the film.

old people are my pals

El wrongo.

Django Unchained is a 2012 American western film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Django_Unchained

Yes. People in the South used "n*****" quite a bit. This is WHY QT chose this setting for his cowboy movie. He wanted to have the characters use it every 60 seconds. He was criticized for his usage of the word in Pulp Fiction and his response was to make a racial slur porn film.

Save it for David because I know what time it is. I wish you guys would just be clear that you don't care that this is offensive and was MEANT to offend (not all black people because some are clearly willing to overlook this issue, but people like me who "dare" - as if this is not egregious - to take a stand) rather than try to dress it up with some pseudo intellectual analysis.

Posted by StMichalofWilson

Sounds crazy....I like it!

Posted by Black_Claw

The concept alone is just so insane that I have no choice to check this out.

Posted by The_Tree

Neat.

Edited by tparks

Dynamite is producing this year! I can't get enough!!!

Posted by Squares

Whaaaaaat.

Edited by Squares

@edblank said:

I actually can't watch Pulp Fiction anymore knowing that QT has this fetish.

He also has a foot fetish.

Posted by nappystr8

@edblank said:

@nappystr8 said:

@edblank said:

Oh great. An excuse to use the word n***** 150 more times.

I actually can't watch Pulp Fiction anymore knowing that QT has this fetish.

Don't bother trying to tell me how I should feel about this and why it's okay in the context of the movie. I haven't watched the movie and now I probably will never check for Dynamite Comics again.

Wait? So you plan to boycott all Dynamite books because you are not a fan of this one series?

I plan to boycott all QT films from now on so why not? The only vote we get with this sort of thing is with dollars. I can't shrug this stuff off any longer. Hopefully one day this kind of thing will not be profitable.

I am not saying it's never appropriate to use the word n***** in art, just that the movie was gratuitous. Not saying that they WILL use the word in the comic, either. I really hope they have more taste than that, but it's a moot point for me.

I'm not sure if you can accurately gauge whether the use of a word is gratuitous or not without actually watching the film in question, but I do understand the weight of the word, and its true that Quentin Tarantino probably does not. I understand why you consider the film to be offensive, and offensiveness, like art itself, is a completely subjective domain in which you shouldn't have to explain or justify your reason for feeling that way to anyone. I think it is perfectly reasonable to boycott films which have content that you do not approve of, and furthermore to boycott films from a director, actor, or other agent in medium that you feel has developed a pattern of offensive behavior on or off screen.

I don't however, think it is fair to completely dismiss the works of completely unrelated creators simply because they share a corporate affiliation with a product you disagree with, unless the work in question was really really abhorrent and hateful. Besides, Dynamite is not the first company to publish Django Unchained comics, Vertigo released a six-issue mini around the release of the movie, does that mean you have also been boycotting DC Comics for the past few years? Do you specifically boycott any film released by Colombia Pictures or The Weinstein Company because they distributed and produced Tarantino's film respectively?

Posted by EdBlank

@edblank said:

@nappystr8 said:

@edblank said:

Oh great. An excuse to use the word n***** 150 more times.

I actually can't watch Pulp Fiction anymore knowing that QT has this fetish.

Don't bother trying to tell me how I should feel about this and why it's okay in the context of the movie. I haven't watched the movie and now I probably will never check for Dynamite Comics again.

Wait? So you plan to boycott all Dynamite books because you are not a fan of this one series?

I plan to boycott all QT films from now on so why not? The only vote we get with this sort of thing is with dollars. I can't shrug this stuff off any longer. Hopefully one day this kind of thing will not be profitable.

I am not saying it's never appropriate to use the word n***** in art, just that the movie was gratuitous. Not saying that they WILL use the word in the comic, either. I really hope they have more taste than that, but it's a moot point for me.

I'm not sure if you can accurately gauge whether the use of a word is gratuitous or not without actually watching the film in question, but I do understand the weight of the word, and its true that Quentin Tarantino probably does not. I understand why you consider the film to be offensive, and offensiveness, like art itself, is a completely subjective domain in which you shouldn't have to explain or justify your reason for feeling that way to anyone. I think it is perfectly reasonable to boycott films which have content that you do not approve of, and furthermore to boycott films from a director, actor, or other agent in medium that you feel has developed a pattern of offensive behavior on or off screen.

I don't however, think it is fair to completely dismiss the works of completely unrelated creators simply because they share a corporate affiliation with a product you disagree with, unless the work in question was really really abhorrent and hateful. Besides, Dynamite is not the first company to publish Django Unchained comics, Vertigo released a six-issue mini around the release of the movie, does that mean you have also been boycotting DC Comics for the past few years? Do you specifically boycott any film released by Colombia Pictures or The Weinstein Company because they distributed and produced Tarantino's film respectively?

This is a really good point. Given the reach of the connections you laid out, I would basically have to stop being a geek altogether.

In a move practically unheard of in the realm of strong opinions on the internet: I take back what I said about boycotting Dynamite. I will keep my beef between me and QT.

I was watching some standup that was getting my dander up last night and I thought to myself "Damn. Am I gonna have to stop watching TV altogether?" I realized right then that I would have to roll with some of the punches when it comes to this issue.

(Not ever paying one red cent for Django Unchained, however. I might watch it for free sometime for academic purposes.)

Posted by Jonez120

Whoa. It's a pretty good idea actually.

I can dig it.