“All Django wants to do is get his wife. He’s not trying to cure or solve slavery. He just wants to get his life back.”

That’s Jamie Foxx talking to EW about Django Unchained, which has also released its first set of stills, seen above and below. He talks further about how Tarantino has found a very unique angle by which to approach slavery and the characters involved with it.

“There’s a beautiful way he found for the characters to talk to each other. It’s mindblowing. You’ve never heard it this way. You’ve seen movies deal with slavery — or westerns that never dealt with slavery – do it the safe way. This way is like … wow.”

Pictured above are Jamie Joxx, who plays Django, and Christoph Waltz, who plays the German mercenary who frees Django from a chain-gain while simultaneously convincing him to return to the thick of the plantation world to help him enact revenge on Django’s former owners. Along the way — while attempting to retrieve his wife — Django becomes involved with Leonardo’s Character, the nasty plantation owner Calvin Candie. You can see him below. As expected, everybody looks fantastic and well suited to this Spaghetti-western take on the pre bellum South.

This film is a Christmas Day release, which pains my heart to type because it’s so far away! This is one of those movies that if it were somehow threatened to not come to be, I would drown you without hesitation to save it. I’m sorry, that’s just how it is reader.

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