Quentin Tarantino is well-known by fans as a guy who likes to construct inter-connected narratives. His characters and their relatives pass from one film to another, to the point where he’s got two “universes,” describing the real life of his general character set, and the films those people might go see. There are even a few characters (such as Harvey Keitel’s Winston Wolf, from Pulp Fiction) who can cross between universes.

So it isn’t a surprise to hear that Tarantino is thinking of his two most recent films, Inglourious Basterds and the upcoming Django Unchained, as two thirds of a loosely connected trilogy. But what does that mean for us?

Tarantino told Total Film,

Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained bespeak a trilogy. 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.

In addition to sharing Christoph Waltz as a major player, the two films both offer Tarantino’s own take on history, with World War II and slavery in the United States offering the films their respective historical background.

Tarantino has talked of making a ’30s gangster film, and so it’s easy to assume that might end up being the third film. (As The Playlist, which passed along the quotes, guesses.) Or we could see something entirely different from the director. He’s been working at a slightly faster pace recently than he did for some time, so lets hope this burst of inspiration continues to allow him to close the trilogy with similar speed.

 

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