Django Unchained And Zorro Crossover Comic By Quentin Tarantino And Matt Wagner Announced
Django will meet Zorro in a new crossover comic co-plotted by Django Unchained writer and director [...]
Django will meet Zorro in a new crossover comic co-plotted by Django Unchained writer and director Quentin Tarantino, co-plotted and written by Matt Wagner (Mage, Grendel, The Shadow, Zorro), and co-published by Dynamite Entertainment and DC Entertainment. Reginald Hudlin, who wrote the Eisner-nominated comic book adaptation of the Django Unchained screenplay and produced the film, will serve as editor on the project.
"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." says Tarantino.
"This project is an absolute thrill," adds 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 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!"
Django and Zorro are both heroes of the Western genre, fighting off oppressors of the era. This common bond will likely be explored in the pages of the comic.
"First and foremost, this is a dream project to have both Quentin and Matt, both master storytellers, collaborate for the first time by bringing the scope of cinema to the comics medium," says Dynamite CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci. "I can't express how happy I am to co-publish this series with DC Entertainment, and release what is sure to be THE Cross-Over event of the year."
"We are excited to see that our Eisner-nominated Django Unchained movie adaptation has inspired Django's appearance with Zorro and are pleased to be part of what is sure to be a highly-anticipated crossover event," stated Hank Kanalz, Senior Vice President of Vertigo and Integrated Publishing, DC Entertainment.
"In previous adventures, Zorro's rich history has teamed him up with the Shadow and with the Lone Ranger, as well as many other iconic characters," said John Gertz, CEO of Zorro Productions, Inc., "But this will be his greatest meeting yet! Django and Zorro are the perfect team, and so are Quentin Tarantino and Matt Wagner. It is an honor for us to work with these two masters of their craft."
"Matt has worked hand-in-hand with Quentin to put together a meeting the likes of which comics have never seen," said Joseph Rybandt, Dynamite Senior Editor.
"Django Unchained captures the same spirit as Zorro — namely, that the bad guys get what's coming to them," says Keith Davidsen, Marketing Manager of Dynamite Entertainment. "We're a culture that has thrilled to, and thrived on, the swift and brutal justice of the vigilante. In the deft hands of mind-blowing filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and master storyteller Matt Wagner, the explosive comic book pairing of these two Western icons will surely satisfy that most guilty pleasure."