If you had “teams up with Zorro” in the “Most unlikely Django Unchained sequel” contest, congratulations, you just won a boatload of money.
Yes, Django/Zorro is coming from Dynamite Entertainment, and it’s being brought to life by Quentin Tarantino and Matt Wagner. The comic book is scheduled for a late 2014 release.
”I’m very very excited about both this story and the opportunity to work with Matt,” Tarantino said in a press release. “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."
The comic book rights to Django belong, of course, to DC Entertainment, who is teaming up with Dynamite for the second time in 2014, following up on the currently running digital-first comic, Batman ’66 Meets Green Hornet. Nothing has been said about the particular plot of the series, which is being co-plotted by Tarantino and Wagner, scripted by Wagner, and drawn by an as-yet-unannounced artist. We're betting, considering the characters, it wil have something to do with revenge.
"This project is an absolute thrill," writer Matt Wagner said in the release. "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!"