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During the last scene of Django Unchained, when Django and Broomhilda are on their horses, after Django has destroyed everything, we suddenly see a scene where Django and Dr. Schultz are somewhere in the snow. Django is practicing shooting and Shultz tells him "You know what they are going to call you? The Gun of the South." After that Django and Broomhilda take off.

I found it a little unusual. Is there anything that the director wanted to tell through that scene at the end. What was the significance of this scene?

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To me that part just screamed "Were putting this here incase we want a sequel" – RhysW May 31 '13 at 21:27
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I didn't catch any reference to future sequels — also because sequels are not decided by open endings or similar stuff, they are decided by the money the film managed to make and the likelihood of a sequel having a similar success (and revenue) —, rather a reference and play on the popular and fixed expression fastest gun in the west.

I can't find an official script to quote from but I guess he does mention the "fastest/quickest" part too.

Now, considering most Western movies are set in... the Western part of the North American continent (with exceptions, some of which quite notable), I think that here what Tarantino was trying to convey was the fact that Django was among the best, if not the best, man with a gun in the South.

This is the only explanation I can think of and I couldn't see anything else on the internet that would suggest otherwise.

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I also remeber Tarantino having called the movie a "Southern" (in analogy to Western) in some interview, which would be pretty in line with your answer. – Napoleon Wilson Jun 6 '13 at 16:57
@ChristianRau Now that you mention it, I think I have heard that too somewhere. :) – Alenanno Jun 6 '13 at 17:04

I agree with RhysW - they may have planned for a sequel.

Another reason is that this movie is from the Slave period and... you will understand in a moment that why I have mentioned this.

We have heard this phrase "Fastest Gun in...." in a lot of cartoons and movies but none have seemed to be from such old times.

Thus the directors may be trying to convey that this phrase has come from DJANGO.

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I'm pretty sure this wasn't just included as an option for a sequel (a deduction I can't even follow) and neither does your last sentence sound like a reasonable motivation or deduction. – Napoleon Wilson Jun 6 '13 at 15:58

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