IndieWire is reporting that The RZA will not be in Django Unchained. The RZA claims that he was forced to drop out because production on his upcoming martial arts film, The Man with the Iron Fists, required more time and attention that he had initially anticipated. “I got stuck in editing. I couldn’t do it.”
The RZA was to play the role of Thaddeus in Django Unchained. He did not say who replaced him in this role, only that it was “just another buddy that trained with me.”
Although I’m sad that The RZA won’t be contributing to Django Unchained, I’d rather him take as much time as he needs to create an awesome film. I know I’m not the only one here who is psyched for The Man with the Iron Fists. When was the last time you saw a trailer this violent (even Django Unchained’s trailer didn’t have eyeballs flying across the screen)?