Quentin Tarantino is Still Talking To Uma Thurman about KILL BILL VOL. 3
Exciting news for all you Kill Bill fans out there! Director Quentin Tarantino has revealed that he is in talks with Uma Thurman about possibly making a Kill Bill Vol. 3! This is a movie that I know a lot of fans wanted to see happen, and it’s inching closer and closer to becoming a reality.
While a guest on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Tarantino said:
“Me and Uma actually talked about it recently, frankly, to tell you the truth. I’m not sure if I’m gonna do it, but I have thought about it a little further.
“If any of my movies would be taken — me and Uma were literally talking about it last week — so if any of my movies were going to spring from one of my other movies, it would be the third Kill Bill.”
Tarantino went on to admit that Thurman’s Bride, David Carradine’s Bill, and Brad Pitt’s Aldo Raine and Christoph Waltz’s Hans Landa from Inglorious Basterds are the characters that he revisits most in his brain.
“I think four that would probably qualify the most — because they’re the ones I kind of from time to time go back to thinking about them a little bit — it would be the Bride, Bill, Landa and Aldo.”
He continued to talk about Kill Bill Vol. 3 saying, “I’ve wondered what happens to the Bride 10 years later, 15 years later, what happens to her daughter.” He added:
“With Bill, none of these I’ve worked out scenarios for, alright, but the whole Bill origin story has always entranced me with the idea of these three godfathers. Esteban Vihaio, the Mexican pimp, Hattori Hanzo, and Pei Mei, and how he had to go through all three of those to become this diabolical Bill.”
When previously talking about the possibility of a third Kill Bill movie, the filmmaker said:
"I've been very non-committal about it, and I'm not committing to it, but I wouldn't be surprised if The Bride made one more appearance before the whole thing is said and done. I've been talking to Uma about it just a little bit. Some of the stuff that I've written and never made it into the movie that maybe I could use and thinking, 'OK, now, thirteen years later, what would be going on with Sofie Fatale, what would be going on with Elle Driver?'
The thing that does attract me to the idea — and I wasn't too attracted to it before because I felt like I said what I had to say, and I kind of liked the idea of Beatrix Kiddo living out the rest of her life in peace, to some degree — I think Kill Bill is probably my most visionary movie. And that's not me saying how good it is, it's just a very vision oriented movie and I create this world that doesn't exist. Where on planes, there's holders for your samurai sword (laughs). Since Kill Bill, my work has veered more toward the literary, and much more emphasis on the literary and less on the visual to one degree or another, and so I think maybe a good helping of viscera would be a nice thing to happen, at least at some point in my future."
I know one story idea that a lot of fans have wanted to see play out in a third film, and that included a story based on the the young girl in the brutal kitchen fight scene getting revenge for The Bride killing her mom, Vernita Green. Will that happen? Who knows, but I’m glad to hear that Tarantino is still mulling over the idea of making this sequel!
One think that Tarantino wanted for Thurman’s character was to give her a time of peace with her daughter:
“I’d stop short of saying a probability, but there could be... Me and Uma would have a really good time working together, and I put the character through a lot. So I wanted her to have this much time for peace. I wanted her to have some time with her daughter and not have to be in the genre machine; she could really live her life for a while.”
Tarantino hasn’t committed to a third Kill Bill movie yet, but it’s nice to know that he’s seriously considering it! What would you like to see in Kill Bill Vol. 3?