Sorry, Django fans, it looks like Quentin Tarantino won’t be making a sequel anytime soon — yet he is sticking with the same vibe. On Tuesday night’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Quentin Tarantino stopped by to discuss his latest projects as well as salute Leno’s final season. (Tarantino’s first appearance on the late night show was back in 1992!) When Leno asked about his next movie, Tarantino shared, for the first time, that it will be a western. “It’s not a Django sequel, but it’s a western,” said the acclaimed writer-director.
Although staying mum about just what this new western will entail, Tarantino did reveal his inspiration. “I had so much fun doing Django and I love westerns so much. After I taught myself how to make one, it’s like ‘Woo, okay, now let me make another one. Now I know what I’m doing,” he said.
Tarantino was also on The Tonight Show to promote the release of his Django Unchained graphic novel. Partnering with DC’s grittier brand, Vertigo, the Oscar-winning screenwriter collaborated with Django producer Reginald Hudlin as well as artists R.M. Guera, Jason Latour, Denys Cowan, Danijel Zezelij, and Jim Lee to create the seven-part comic series, now released in a single hardcover volume. It tells the same tale from the film as well as more stories that didn’t make it into the final product. Yes, that means Django could have been longer than three hours.
Tarantino discusses his new film project starting at about 25:30.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno airs Monday through Friday at 11:35 p.m. on NBC.