Comic-Con 2012: Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’ rides into town
The cast of 'Django Unchained' (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Another morning of Comic Con brought another mother of a line for Hall H, with rampant fans queuing up to see Quentin Tarantino's sneak peek of his epic western "Django Unchained," Or maybe they were more excited to hear from the famously quote-worthy director and members of the cast, including Jamie Foxx.
The moderator introduced Foxx first, who plays Django, the freed slave turned bounty hunter, who exacts serious revenge on the Antebellum south; Walton Goggins, who plays Billy Crash, the man who helps keep Leonardo DiCaprio's plantation "Candyland" in line; Don Johnson -- sporting shades, a samurai pony tail, and a salt n' pepper Fu Manchu — who plays plantation owner/Colonel Sanders look alike Big Daddy; Christoph Waltz, who actually received the biggest applause and plays the dentist turned bounty hunter Dr. King Shultz; and Kerry Washington, lovely and beaming, playing Foxx's wife, Broomhilda.
And last, but obviously not least, Tarantino was introduced, looking a little plump, wearing shades, a fedora covering his neck length hair, and a t-shirt showing all his cinematic characters as kids fighting in a sand pit. His cast stood to applaud him, as did many fans.
While the panel started with interesting questions and entertaining answers, the highlight of the morning panel was definitely the eight minute sizzle reel full of exclusive footage.
The reel starts with Django chained to six other slaves, all of whom have been walking for many miles, and been whipped and beaten many times.
Along comes Dr. Shultz, riding a cart with a giant tooth on top. He's looking for Django specifically. After introducing his horse, he blows away the chain gang bosses. He frees the seven slaves, but talks Django into coming with him with a promise finding the Brittle Brothers, the men who are worth a large bounty and whom Django can identify. Django is also given the opportunity to find his wife, who he has been separated from. Along the way, Dr. Shultz plans on visiting every plantation, bounty hunting.
So, Dr. S must teach his protégé how to become a bounty hunter. But apparently back then, bounties were for bodies, not returned inmates. Dr. S tells Django, while showing him how to shoot, "Once you get smooth, then you get fast."