Back in July we, along with everyone else, reported that Kevin Costner jumped on board Quentin Tarantino’s western revenge film Django Unchained with Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson, to play the role of Ace Woody, the slave fighting trainer and right hand man for the villain in the film, Calvin Candie, to be played by Leonardo DiCaprio.

However now it’s been reported that Costner has officially dropped out of the film due to scheduling conflicts with Django and his film Hatfields & McCoys, to be directed by his Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves director Kevin Reynolds. Or maybe he got cold feet with the idea of playing such a despicable character.