The Biggest Superhero Films That Didn't Happen, Part 2
Comic Books, Film
Let’s cut right to the chase: The new international trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Western Django Unchained is pretty much the same as the U.S. one released last week. However, there are a handful of new glimpses and lines to be enjoyed by astute viewers. We do get more of Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), Django (Jamie Foxx) and Schultz (Christoph Waltz) talking in the bar, a different title-type sequence and our first look at Samuel L. Jackson in the film.
The story follows former slave Django after Schultz frees him and the two enter into a mutually beneficial bounty-hunting agreement that takes them all over the country. Django wants to find his wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) and Schultz wants to kill a family of thieves named the Brittle Brothers. To see how well they do, check out the film on Dec. 25.
Set in the South two years before the Civil War, Django Unchained stars Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive.
Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.
Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Academy Award nominee Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of “Candyland,” an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody to battle each other for sport. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson), Candie’s trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival…