Of the pairing of this top notch cast he reportedly has said,
"I've said it once and I am going to say it again. I want Bruce, Sly and Arnold for my World War II epic. I have always dream of having these 3 superstars together in a movie. Initially Inglorious Bastards was suppose to be in production way back in 1998 with these casts but I shifted my attention on my other projects such as Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction and Sin City. And right now I think it's the best time to have them. I am very well free right now to focus on this big project that I have had in mind for quite a number of years. I am very well getting this into production this year for a 2006 release".
Aside from wanting Michael Madsen in the cast, according to AICN, Tarantino has also expressed interest in having John Travolta, Harvey Keitel and Adam Sandler on board as well.