We may not be getting a Django Unchained movie sequel any time soon, but director Quentin Tarantino isn’t done with his creation yet. Today, Dynamite Entertainment put out a press release (via Comic Book Resources) announcing that Django will return in comic book form later this year in a joint comic with DC Entertainment.
In the book, Django will team-up with the iconic Zorro in a crossover that will be written by Reginald Hudlin (Django Unchained producer) and Matt Wanger (Batman and the Monster Men), with Tarantino on board as a co-plotter. Here are a few quotes from the creators involved:
"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!"
This comic is a joint effort between Dynamite, which has been publishing Zorro comics recently, and DC, which had put out a Django Unchained comic adaptation at Vertigo last year. Obviously some fans would rather see a Django movie sequel, but with the creators involved, and the intriguing involvement of Zorro, this is a crossover that should appeal to comic junkies and cinephiles alike.