Everything With RZA Is Automatically 36 Percent Better

The ProjectorNovember 3, 2011

Maybe it's because we're one of those dopey white people who think they're cool because they've always been into the Wu-Tang Clan -- and boy, are there ever so many of us -- we absolutely love every time RZA shows up in a movie. (Fun RZA factoid: The New York Daily News claims that RZA, a Staten Island native like all Wu-Tang boys, has the "largest extended family in New York City." That can make dating a challenge!) He has a funny little 60-second scene in "A Very Harold and Kumar 3-D Christmas," though we're still counting the minutes until "The Man with the Iron Fist," which RZA co-wrote (with Eli Roth!) and directed, and will star Russell Crowe. Because of course!

We are staunchly pro-RZA in our movies, so you can imagine our delight when word broke that RZA will have a role in Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained." At some point, we're pretty sure Tarantino is gonna cast our mom. (If he can write in a biker chick role, we'd go with that.)

RZA is gonna play "Thaddeus, a violent slave working on a Mississippi plantation." If only Kevin Costner had stayed in this movie, we could have that Kevin Costner-RZA faceoff we've been waiting our whole lives for.

RZA and Upham Added to 'Unchained' Gang [Variety]