Are ‘Inglourious Basterds’ And ‘Django Unchained’ Part Of A Trilogy?

Even though Quentin Tarantino’s last two films, “Inglourious Basterds” and this December’s “Django Unchained,” handle two wildly different historical periods, it’s not difficult to see them as cut from the same cloth. Both deal with important periods of social injustice in a way that’s completely irreverent and all Tarantino’s own.

Now the writer-director has hinted that these similarities may not be just characteristics shared by two of his movies, but the making of a trilogy. Speaking with Total Film, which just award him their Director of Our Lifetime honor, Tarantino opened up about the possibility of a third film in the vein of “Django” and “Basterds.”

“I don’t know, ’Inglourious Basterds’ and ’Django Unchained’ bespeak a trilogy,” Tarantino said. “As different as they are, there is a companion piece quality. There might very well be a third one. I just don’t know what it is yet.”

But what would be next for Tarantino’s potential trilogy? As The Playlist points out, he has previously spoken about making a 1930s gangster flick and a adapting a Cold War spy novel by Len Deighton, and we can’t help but imagine Christoph Waltz, the through-line for “Basterds” and “Django,” appearing as an East German officer in the latter.

This talk of a trilogy is first solid word of what Tarantino would do post-“Django.” He often addresses the much-rumor third “Kill Bill,” but also says that he would like to wait longer before returning to the world of the Bride.

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