We’ve seen a lot of Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, and other members of the The Hateful Eight's all-star cast. With the new trailer we even got a numerical list of exactly who the Hateful Eight actually are. There's one role that we know very little about, however, but the new trailer may have given us some clues.
Spoiler alert: We’re diving into unknown parts of Tarantino’s new movie. You have been warned!
The shot in question comes at a minute and a half in the trailer and shows four men standing together. They’re mostly covered up, but three of the four are recognizable because we’ve seen enough of them, and because they are named in the trailer. Tim Roth is the most obvious, as his face is not covered. Michael Madsen and Demian Bichir have their faces behind scarves, but we can still tell who they are. So who’s the fourth guy on the far right?
It was about a year ago when we first received news that Channing Tatum was being cast in Quentin Tarantino’s new movie, The Hateful Eight. According to The Wrap, that’s very likely Tatum, and it certainly could be him. Those eyes are about right. The version of Tarantino’s script thatleaked a couple years ago included a character named Jody who is described as being dressed all in black with a scarf around his face. The only thing we know about Tatum’s work on the movie is that he’s playing Jody. While the script has undergone rewrites since the leak, it all still seems to fit.
What’s more is that there really isn’t anybody else it could be. It certainly isn’t Kurt Russell or Samuel L.Jackson or Bruce Dern. There are a handful of other, smaller roles in the movie, but putting this guy front and center with three of the other main characters certainly implies he’s more important. Once you establish that, you have to ask yourself what these four characters are doing together. The fact that three of them are dressed very similarly implies they’re working together, and Roth’s Oswaldo Mobray looks to be the man in charge.
What we know of the film’s story puts Roth, Madsen, Bichir and Dern together at Minni’s Haberdashery, the place where the story unfolds, when the rest of the cast arrives via stagecoach. There’s been no indication that any of them actually know each other prior to the events of the film, but it turns out that at least for some of them, that may not be the case.
Here's the trailer again:
If you’ve read this far you must have a theory. Is that Magic Mike all bundled up, or somebody else? What can it all mean?