Now that Django Unchained is finally out and has lived up to our lofty expectations, movie fans everywhere are already wondering what is next for Quentin Tarantino. And in an interview with The Root, the director explained how he views Django and Inglourious Basterds as the first parts of a thematic trilogy about revenge, with the last installment set to be a spin-off, of sorts, to Basterds. Check out what he had to say about this potential project:

I don't know exactly when I'm going to do it, but there's something about this that would suggest a trilogy. My original idea for Inglourious Basterds way back when was that this [would be] a huge story that included the [smaller] story that you saw in the film, but also followed a bunch of black troops, and they had been f--ked over by the American military and kind of go apes--t. They basically -- the way Lt. Aldo Raines (Brad Pitt) and the Basterds are having an "Apache resistance" -- [the] black troops go on an Apache warpath and kill a bunch of white soldiers and white officers on a military base and are just making a warpath to Switzerland.

So that was always going to be part of it. And I was going to do it as a miniseries, and that was going to be one of the big storylines. When I decided to try to turn it into a movie, that was a section I had to take out to help tame my material. I have most of that written. It's ready to go; I just have to write the second half of it.

Not only would the movie be set during the same time as Inglourious Basterds, but it might feature some of the characters as well.

That would be the third of the trilogy. It would be [connected to] Inglourious Basterds, too, because Inglourious Basterds are in it, but it is about the soldiers. It would be called Killer Crow or something like that.

Obviously any movement on this movie would still be a long way off, but it’s interesting to know that the gears are turning inside Tarantino’s head already. If anything else on Killer Crow surfaces over the next few weeks and months, we’ll be sure to report on it.

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[The Root via The Huffington Post]