At one point, the African warlord, the katana wielding Yakuza enforcer, and the rest of the extremely creative gang come across the Predator camp, which is filled with skulls and trophies. Some of them are humans posed like the giant bear your crazy uncle has in his study, and if you look closely at the far left, you'll discover the answer to a major question asked by Predator fans.
Twentieth Century FoxAnd we don't mean the guy peering between the trees like Slender Man.
That's your great, great granddaddy, Homo Erectus. If you Googled that, you'd find gay porn. But if you Googled that with safe search on, you'd learn that Erectus is our ancestor who walked the Earth some 70,000 years ago (unless you're deeply religious, in which case it was put there by God to test the Predators' faith). So either they robbed a Smithsonian exhibit to give their diorama historical context, or they've been kidnapping and hunting humans for 70 millennia.
That raises all sorts of new questions, not the first of which is why the Predators haven't found anything better to do with their time. But just how far back does their tradition go? Hundreds of thousands of years? Millions? Was there a time in history when confused T. rexes woke up in freefall, their little arms flapping about pointlessly before getting hounded by Predators? Does this mean that Jurassic Park: Predators and Croods vs. Predators are both feasible spinoffs? We'd watch them, Hollywood. We'd watch the shit out of them.
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Django Unchained -- Broomhilda's Last Name Reveals A Famous Descendant
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If you're a serious Tarantino fan, you know that his movies share a universe. Vincent Vega from Pulp Fiction is the brother of Mr. Blonde from Reservoir Dogs, the same lawman killed by From Dusk Till Dawn's Gecko brothers returns from the dead to investigate the wedding massacre in Kill Bill, and everyone's blood pressure, both literal and figurative, is 20 times our own. But the coolest attempt to create a shared universe happened in Django Unchained, and no one noticed.
The clue is in Broomhilda's full name, Broomhilda von Shaft. It sounds like a name pulled from a pile of rejected Bond girls, alongside Titania Boobsalot and Ivanna Boneyou, but the surname has significance. Consider the fact that Django doesn't have a last name of his own. At one point Schultz refers to him as Django Freeman, but that's not so much a surname as it is a reference to his status as an emancipated lover of inopportune horse tricks.
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"Django, you just killed a bunch of people. Let's get out of here!"
"No. I must dance!"
So consider what would have happened after the credits rolled. Django would have taken the von Shaft name, because he didn't have one of his own. They most likely would have had children, and eventually their descendants may have Americanized von Shaft to simply ...
That's right. Then, one day, Django's great-grandson would have been born and christened John Shaft.
Metro-Goldwyn-MayerCan you dig it?
We're not cribbing from our fan fiction here -- Tarantino confirmed it. And considering Samuel L. Jackson played Shaft in the remake, this revelation also means that Django's greatest enemy is his time-traveling ancestor. OK, that part is from our fan fiction.
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