Antonio Banderas Reveals How Quentin Tarantino Proposed Combining ‘Zorro’ and ‘Django’
Published on June 18th, 2022 | Updated on June 18th, 2022 | By FanFest
Quentin Tarantino has mentioned a number of projects he’s trying to get off the ground that don’t seem to ever happen, and with him adamant about his next feature film being his final, we may forget about seeing them in live action.
However, the writer and director has recently dabbled in other types of media, so perhaps we’ll see several of his abandoned projects resurrected as novels, comic books, plays, recorded podcasts, or even TV shows. In either case, the intriguing cross-over that would have seen Antonio Banderas‘ Zorro meet Jamie Foxx‘s Django.
It would have been based on the comic book series of the same name, with Django Freeman meeting an older version of Diego de la Vega and forming an alliance to combat corrupt officials and cement their reputations as folk heroes. With Banderas stating that he’d want it to happen, it would’ve been incredible. Bandaras told USA Today:
“He just came up to me and I was like, “In your hands? Yeah, man!”. Because Quentin just has that nature to do those type of movies and give them quality. Even if they are based on those types of B-movies of the ’60s and ’70s, he can take that material and do something really interesting. We’ve never worked together, but it would be great because of him, because of Jamie Foxx and because of (playing) Zorro again when he’s a little bit older. It would be fantastic and funny and crazy.”
It would make sense for a diehard cinephile like Quentin Tarantino to retire from the movie business by directing a cross-over comic book adaptation that is made up of two parts, only because it would be so meta. However, we’re not overly confident in the encounter of Zorro and Django ever coming together.
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