Kurt Russell walks while Cohen can't break away from dicktasting or whatever he's doing.
DJANGO UNCHAINS A STUNTMAN AND A DICTATOR
WTF is going on with this movie? Why did they leave? Fuck Cohen but what's KR's excuse? Fuck him as well then. Get Michael Biehn on the phone. That man deserves work. Also, replace Cohen (useless cocksucker) and put Tom Hiddleston or Benedict Cumberbatch in the role. Either would be fucking gold!
He kept himself remarkably restrained this time out before flipping his lid.
Bummer on both counts. Russell leaving is bad, but worse is them maybe cutting the role. And Cohen just keeps getting better in these small, weird roles.
To be honest I was always more interested in seeing what Tarantino could do with Costner than with Russell again, I'd love it if there was a way of maybe getting him back on board. Or even revive the old Warren Beatty collaboration idea. You never know.
Still, having to reorganise everything at the last minute is no good. And Kurt must surely have burned a fair few bridges by pulling something like this.
I don't really think they could cut the Ace Woody role. Without getting too spoilery, part of the ending is about an almost symbolic showdown between Django and "The Plantation" as an entity, and the evil foreman has to be represented in that equation.
Well, it'll certainly be interesting what comes down the pipe in terms of what happened. For now, as far as Russell fans (i.e. most of us) are concerned? SUCKS.
I'm getting TOMBSTONE vs WYATT EARP argument flashbacks.
Agreed. Cutting out Ace Woody would be akin to removing Johnny Ringo out of TOMBSTONE....you can do it, but you lose a lot of menace and you cripple the climax.
The film is controversial enough as it is. Seeing someone play against type would be interesting, certainly. But exploiting Gibson's crazy racism would be unnecessary at best, and could potentially muddle the message.
@Judas Booth, yeah, apparently his role has been combined with the role of Ace Woody.
Also, while I never felt Cohen was right for Scotty Harmony, I hope they don't cut that character out too. It was more than just a cameo.
I would have liked to see Russell in the role, but merging Goggins' part with the character instead of cutting the part completely is a smart solution.
Cohen's role was much smaller and not as integral, so are they cutting that one completely? No last-minute replacements or cast promotions there?
That, along with some spoilery stuff, is why I think that he's basically just going to be playing Ace Woody now. I don't see the guy who trains Candie's fighters and runs a lot of the things on his plantation becoming a bumbling redneck with his two front teeth missing.
I wouldn't say it was much smaller. Cohen had at least eight or nine minutes of screen time. If anything, Ace Woody had about the same amount of screen time. He's a third tier villain compared to the roles DiCaprio and Jackson are playing.
I'm not sure Ace Woody is really that important. The fact that Tarantino has decided to combine the characters of Ace Woody and Billy Crash would suggest otherwise. In fact, Ace Woody really doesn't do a whole lot in this story. Without getting into any major spoilers, he really only has one scene worth talking about, and it's a scene that comes right after a scene involving Stephen. Since both scenes are set in the same place, and since they both basically boil down to the same thing, why not just combine the two scenes? We'll still have Goggins as the slave trainer.
As for Scotty, I suppose they could cut out the character and maybe rework his scenes to match another character. Still, he has one crucial scene, and it's one of the best in the script, and maybe the closest to a classic Tarantino scene you can get.
Of course Ace Woody is important. As I already mentioned, he's important to the end of the story, symbolically. I'm not saying that Goggins character can't fill that role... I'm just saying it makes less sense to make the hick Billy Crash have a beefed up role than it does to have Goggins play a character now more like Woody.