Luke Cage History: From Hero for Hire to Hollywood
TV, Comic Books
We’re still months away from the release of Django Unchained, but the movie is already convincing us that it will be the most fun we’ll have all winter.
A new international trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s latest has hit the web, and the minute-long video offers up the basic rundown of the movie’s plot: Django (Jamie Foxx) and bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christopher Waltz) team up to kill bad men and save the life of Django’s wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington). Many laughs and dead bodies soon follow. But this trailer, which features some footage that hasn’t been seen before, also lays the humor on thick. Django and Schultz are quite handy with their guns, and Foxx and Waltz clearly had fun demonstrating the tricks they learned.
It’s Leonardo DiCaprio who really steals the show, though. He plays villain Calvin Candy and, though he doesn’t get much time in the spotlight here, he shines in every scene we see him in. This could be his chance to finally win his Oscar, as Christoph Waltz took home a shiny gold Academy Award thanks to his similarly villainous role in 2009’s Inglourious Basterds.
These actors aren’t the only ones who we can’t wait to see in Django Unchained. The flick also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Jonah Hill, Don Johnson, James Remar, RZA, Amber Tamblyn and Zoe Bell. It’s due in theaters on Christmas.
Here’s the official synopsis for Django Unchained:
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…