In a recent interview on Andy Cohen Live, director Quentin Tarantino has once again teased the revival of a third Kill Bill film, a follow-up to his critically acclaimed martial arts revenge-driven epic that starred actress Uma Thurman.
Tarantino, 56, revealed that he recently sat down for a dinner with Thurman. The topic of a third Kill Bill installment was discussed. After years of going back and forth on the project, fan pressure and request, he does “have an idea of what I would do with it.”
“That was the whole thing, conquering that concept,” Tarantino said. “What’s exactly happened to the Bride, right, and what do I want to do? I wouldn’t want to just come up with some cockamamie adventure. She doesn’t deserve that. Now I actually have an idea that could be interesting.”
Unfortunately, with that statement comes bad news: Tarantino clarified that if he was to work on the third film, it would most likely be at least three years! He has currently written a play and a five-episode TV show. Aside from that, he is also waging his options trying to figure out what he wants to do next following the release of his 9th film, the period dramedy, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, currently nominated for five Golden Globes.
There has also been talks in the past few years that Tarantino would retire from the film industry. Some claimed he would do so after his 10th film. Whether it’ll be with a third volume to Kill Bill or his proposed R-rated Star Trek will remain to be seen.
In the years since, Tarantino’s interest fizzled and he focused on other projects. After plenty of debates and speculations regarding a sequel, fans still clamored for him to return to the franchise – either as a direct continuation or a next chapter as well as a way to address certain character’s fates: Elle Driver (Darryl Hannah) losing both eyes, Nikki (Ambrosia Kelley) and potential revenge on Beatrix for killing her mother, Vernita Green (Vivica Fox), B.B. (Perla Haney-Jardine) being raised by her mother after killing her matter, among others.
In a past interview, Tarantino himself was the first one to suggest a Volume 3 as a film he’d like to make happen. He even stated about wanting to see Vernita Green’s daughter, Nikki, get her own revenge on Beatrix for killing her mother. The possibility of a film focusing on a revenge-driven Nikki targeting both Beatrix and B.B. does sound enticing!
Kill Bill: Volume 1 was released in 2003 and starred Thurman in the iconic role of The Bride/Beatrix Kiddo, one of her most recognizable roles. The film was followed up with Volume 2 in 2004. Both films received positive reviews from critics and was very well-received by audiences.
On a side note, fans have even chimed in with regards to having Stranger Things 3 breakout actress, Maya Hawke, Thurman’s real-life daughter with actor Ethan Hawke, to play The Bride’s now older daughter, B.B. ▪