Schultz was being more truthful with Calvin than we knew.At the Cleopatra Club, Candie asks Schultz to explain why he wants to get into the mandingo fighting business; Schultz replies that he's bored and mandingo fighting seems like a good bit of fun. Now, think back to the scene at the saloon in Daughtrey where Schultz explains that he left dentistry five years ago to become a bounty hunter. My guess, is he was telling the truth. He was, for a time, a travelling dentist, plying the trade across the dentist-scarce South and Southwest frontiers, but he became jaded and dissatisfied, until, one day, he did something similar to Django - he saw some badass bounty hunter and thought, "this seems like a good bit of fun". He tried it, using his dentist disguise for the first time, and realized "this is my calling in life, and I'm a natural". Another point: when he blows up the cart during the proto-Klansmen scene, he says "auf wiedersehn", ostensibly to the baddies - but he knows he'll never meet them again! He's saying it to the cart, because it represents the last bit of his former life, which he may return to in his retirement.
Schultz is somehow connected with Professor Moriarty.No idea how, but considering the wristgun...
Schultz killed Candie because he realized that the plantation owner was going to kill them all.After Candie strongarms Schultz into paying the $12,000 for Hildy, Candie demands Schultz shake his hand. Considering Candie went berserk at the dinner table to the point of cutting his own hand without reacting (something Leonardo DiCaprio accidentally did during filming), Schultz shaking his hand would obviously put him in a vulnerable position for an attack. The fact Candie starting yelling that demand suggests he was adamant for a special reason beyond Southern propriety and Schultz realize that this psycho wants him dead. So, given that Schultz is deep in Candie's plantation with no escape, he might as well take his best shot and hope Django can use the distraction to jump the plantation's thugs for an outside chance to shoot his way out. At that, Django does make his move after Schultz is shot in retaliation and given that there are armed gunmen waiting upstairs in the entrance hall and outside the front door, it's obvious Candie didn't intend any of them to get 10 feet out of the house alive.
When Candie wanted Schultz to shake his hand, Schultz was going to shake his bandaged bloody hand.Not really a WMG, at this point, but this Troper was certain that, when there was all that hemming and hawing, the gag was that he would shake the broken/bloody hand really hard—thus both fulfilling the Southern Hospitality obligation, and giving him the Finger.
Django Freeman and Brunhilde von Schaft are ancestors of John Shaft.
Dr. Schultz is related to Sgt. Hugo Stiglitz
Taking the above two to their inevitable conclusion,Hans Landa and Hugo Stigletz are distantly related, sharing King Schultz as a common ancestor.
The destruction of Candyland caused the Civil War in the Tarintinoverse.
Gotta come up with the most awesome WMG ever.Django Freeman -> couple of generations -> Morgan Freeman
Quite an obvious one, given all the hints:Stephen, and Ben before him, were the real masters of Candyland: Calvin Candie, and his father and grandfather before him, were simply too limited intellectually to competently rule Mississippi's fourth bigger plantation: if Calvin and his lawyer are any indication, they were sent to "elite" boarding schools were they were taught little more than to flaunt they status and repeat bullshit like phrenology meant to justify said status and privileges. So Ben, then Stephen, actually ran the plantation business and were the reason it did not collapse under the incompetence of its "legitimate" owners. which also explains things like:
Hilda is Schultz's illegitimate daughterSchultz marries a black woman, possibly before coming to America, and is separated from her when she's with child (which he knows about); when Django mentions his wife had a German name he's curious - the real reason he makes Django his partner. When he actually meets her he realises she is probably his daughter but can't reveal that just now - Schultz does a much better job of hiding his rage than Django while Candie flaunts Hilda's wounds. When Schultz's gambit is exposed and Candie forces him to pay 40x what he wanted to, and 'allows him to leave' under full armed guard both inside and outside of the house, he realises he won't ever get the chance to reveal he's her father and chooses to play the situation out.
In the first draft, Django's first owner was GermanOne of the movies that served as inspiration for Django Unchained is 1975 Mandingo. In Mandingo, the main character is auctioned by a Dirty Old German Woman. Additionally, there is the Word of God joke that Django and Broomhilda are ancestors to Shaft. This doesn't make sense, however, since Django doesn't have the last name Von Shaft in the final film, Broomhilda does. Presumably, Tarantino learned at some point that German-Americans (led by politicians like Carl Schurz) were one of the most vocal groups against slavery in the lead-up to the civil war, and decided to adknowledge this by making the Dr. King character a German instead.
Schultz is a refugee from the failed German Revolution of 1848He is the right age, cultured, trilingual and very liberal in general for his time. He sees Americans and Southerners in particular with contempt, and says that he doesn't want to die in Chickasaw County, Mississippi, so why doesn't he just go back to Germany? Because he actually can't go home again. In Real Life, many German liberals fled to North and South America where they became progressive politicians or joined armies in wars that they considered to be morally justified. Schultz is a bounty hunter because, besides the pay, the job provides him with the opportunity to be The Remnant By Proxy to a revolution long after it has been crushed, killing oppressive authority figures and convicted murderers alike and freeing people from slavery. This also explains why he can't take it anymore and kills Candie even though it will result in his own death. The image of an oppresive, murdering aristocrat acting with impunity and feeling morally justified about it hit too close to home to ignore it.
Stephen can speak German, too:Stephen obviously likes to be in charge, and hates the idea of things happening without him knowing. When he informs Candie of his suspicions, he uses the exact same phrasing ("they've rode a lot of miles and gone through a lot of trouble", etc.) that Schultz used when speaking in German to Broomhilda. Since we don't know where Stephen is during the sequence between Broomhilda and Schultz, and the rug gets pulled out from under their plan in the very next scene, it seems likely that Stephen was listening in on them, and has at least a working knowledge of German.
The film has underlying feminist themes.Throughout the film, women are seen as passive characters. Broomhilda is a typical Damselin Distress,Lara is a Southern Belle who does practically nothing and one of Candie's trackers is quite clearly a woman, but has her face covered, wears masculine clothes and never speaks a word of dialogue. At the end of the film, Broomhilda seems to have gained an active status similar to her husband, wearing masculine clothes but not covering her face, wielding a gun and riding off for more adventures. I believe that Tarantino is subtly suggesting that the suppression of race also leads to the suppression of women, and they are just as awful and dehumanising as each other. Considering QT's penchant for the Action Girl trope and other such strong, female charcters, I feel this is quite likely.
Django and Broomhilda had a son after the movie.After blowing Candieland sky high, Django and Broomhilda laid low until the Civil War was over, and then headed west with their son, Bartholomew (Perhaps an anglicization of Schultz's real first name, or maybe they just liked how it sounded). On the way they were accosted by a tribe of native americans, but allowed to pass unharmed due to their race. Their son eventually grew up to work for one of the railways cutting through the Rock Ridge area. After getting fired, their son Bart would later go on to foil a plot by the state's attorney general to seize the town of Rock Ridge, with some assistance from the Waco Kid.
Django Unchained is set in the same universe as The Boondocks.And Stephen is Ruckus's ancestor.
The Brittle Brothers killed Old Man Carrucan, hence why they're wanted for murder and have especially high bounties.Perhaps shortly after they sold Django and Hilda the Brothers wanted more pay from Carrucan, money he would not provide. In response, and probably without much foresight or planning, they killed Old Man Carrucan, robbed his estate, and made a run for it, changing their names and getting new jobs working for Big Daddy. They may have well been planning to do the same to Big Daddy before Django and Schultz showed up.
Django is Susannah Dean's great-great-great grandfather, and also is related to the line of Eld.Django seemed to be a natural at both shooting, and negotiation, taking on a whole ranch full of men with just his revolvers, and then after being captured, escaping with naught but his wits and a quickdraw that would make Billy the Kidd blush. Django and Broomhilde had a few children, and somewhere down the line, there was a lawyer who gave birth to a little girl, destined to be drawn into Mid-World with Eddie Dean.
Zed is a descendant of the Candie family.He's a racist, sadistic, blonde hillbilly who gets his kicks by being cruel to black people. I know Calvin isn't shown to be married, but he could be related through an illegitimate child of Candie's. Or, since Lara is known to be a widow and is old enough to have school-age children. Which is why they weren't killed at Candieland or shown; they were off at boarding school.
Calvin is sterile.Or he's just not interested in any white women besides Lara. Which takes me to below...
...Calvin is responsible for the death of Lara's husband.He and Lara are hinted to be incestuous, but he didn't want to take the chance of having a handicapped child with his sister (or couldn't even if he wanted to, see above). The husband was brought in specifically to produce heirs to Candieland and, having fulfilled his duty, was swiftly dispatched. Either Calvin did it himself or hired somebody to make it look like an accident. The husband's job was done and he wanted his BEAUTIFUL SISTER to himself.
This film is a western style adaptation of Beowulf.
Django Freeman is an ancestor of Jules Winnfield.Both men live in the Tarentino Universe, are African American and know how to use a gun. Django is possibly Jules Great,Great Grandfather or something.
Butch Pooch and Ace Speck are identical twin brothersBoth of these guys have similar voices and accents, have the same style of mustache, and also wear fine hats.