Hmmm... I woke up this morning to find a post on MTV's movie site stating that Michael Fassbender revealed on Twitter last night that he had joined the cast of Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, stating: "Great news everyone. Quentin Tarantino has asked me to be his latest film Django Unchained. He was talking so fast, but I said 'f***, yes'."
Although he didn't say for what part specifically.
However, realizing he wasn't supposed to make that piece of information public, he deleted the tweet, and posted a follow-up tweet which read: "Wait, forget I told you about the Tarantino thing, I wasn't supposed to! F***. My cue to log off."
None of this has been formally announced, so, who knows if he was being serious. I wouldn't be surprised if it were true, given that he and Tarantino worked together in his last film, Inglorious Basterds, after rumors that another Basterds alum has already joined the Django Unchained cast - Christoph Waltz.
Now... the MTV post showed up in my Google Reader feed, but when I clicked on the link header to be taken to MTV's website so that I could read it in full, it had disappeared! I verified this by performing a Google search. So, for some reason, MTV deleted (or was asked to delete) the post. Problem there is, once these things make their way onto the web, deleting them doesn't necessarily mean they are permanently gone. In fact, if you look at the Django Unchained IMDB page, in the "News" section, you'll find MTV's post, since IMDB syndicates MTV's movie material.
My Google search also showed that at least one other major film site had picked up the news - ComingSoon.net; but, again, when I clicked on the link to be taken to the post on their website, it too had disappeared.
So, don't be surprised if my post disappears too! It seems to me that someone (or some people) would prefer that this news didn't get out.
Given that I've read the script, I'm not sure what role Fassbender would've been offered (assuming he has been offered a role); I'll have to skim the script again to remember what all the key roles are.
But in other Django Unchained rumors, for much of last week, there was discussion of Leonardo DiCaprio's name as a candidate for the film's main villain, Calvin Candie. I couldn't and still can't really see DiCaprio in the role. In reading the script, I immediately pictured someone at least 20 years older, and rotund. But, if this is true, Tarantino obviously sees something I don't. It is after all his vision, so what do I know?
We already told you about Idris Elba's cryptic tweet last week, so I won't bother rehashing. Feel free to read that post HERE.
And lastly, check out the below fan-made poster: