Django Unchained and Zorro Crossover Planned at Sony
During Comic-Con 2014, filmmaker Quentin Tarantino announced that he is teaming up with Dynamite Entertainment for a comic book sequel to Django Unchained that also features the classic character Zorro. The comic book debuted in November, but now details from the Sony hack reveal that the studio may be developing an adaptation of the comic. Here's an email from Sony's Amy Pascal to Quentin Tarantino where she expresses her excitement about the movie crossover, in all caps.
"HELLO AMY P HERE... HOW ARE YOU? I WANNA TALK ABOUT DJANGO/ZORRO WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE IT ... ALSO I STILL WANNA DO THE DION BROTHERS AND JUST BECAUSE I DIDN'T GET TO BE A PART OF HATEFUL DOESN'T MEAN IM EVER GONNA STOP WANTING TO WORK WITH YOU (AND HARVEY) BEST ALWAYS...AMY"
It isn't known what this project entitled The Dion Brothers may be about, but Quentin Tarantino did express interest in that project, and another entitled The Baby Blue Marine. In his reply, the filmmaker said that, "D/Z could be really fun!" If he does end up directing this Django/Zorro crossover, it would be the filmmaker's first ever sequel.
The Django/Zorro comic book is set several years after the events of Django Unchained. Since he has warrants out in the East, Django heads west with his wife Broomhilda, as they both settle down in Chicago. Django goes back out on the road to look for work, where he meets the enigmatic Diego de la Vega, a.k.a. Zorro, who is the first man Django has met that does not care about the color of his skin. Django takes a job as Zorro's bodyguard and is drawn into a fight to help locals break free from their indentured servitude.
In a November 3 email, Amy Pascal told Quentin Tarantino that the comic was "super cool." In a separate email that lists plans for Sony's movie slate, the crossover, dubbed simply Django/Zorro, is listed for a 2017 release. Of course, it hasn't been confirmed yet if this project is actually moving forward or not, but we'll bring you more details as soon as they become available.