Will Quentin Tarantino ever get around to making Kill Bill, Vol. 3? The director has said one thing or another over the years — he said yay in 2009 but nay in 2013. Now, the filmmaker is keeping hope alive by saying it’s still a possibility.
Speaking with Variety, he said:
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 am talking to Uma [Thurman] about it just a little bit. Some of the stuff that I’d written that never made it into the movie that maybe I could use.
It’s unclear what this film could look like, but earlier this year Tarantino mentioned Nikki, the daughter of Vernita Green (Vivica A. Fox). In Vol. 1, Beatrix slays her mother in front of her eyes and tells Nikki that she’d be waiting if one day she grew up and wanted revenge. Thurman, meanwhile, hasn’t spoken publicly on the matter in a while, though she seemed to be game to return to her famous role at one point or another.
Tarantino also mentioned “stuff” that “never made it into the movie,” and there are some deleted scenes from the Kill Bill saga, such as a fight sequence between Bill (David Carradine) and a character played by Michael Jai White. Perhaps material like this could be expanded to feature more of The Bride’s time becoming an assassin, though the Nikki story option is more of a natural progression. And now that I’m writing it, the concept of a Kill Bill prequel makes me want to barf.
Kill Bill 3 aside, Tarantino is in the market for a new project after his The Hateful Eight. Recently, he mentioned bringing Forty Lashes Less One to the small screen and said Killer Crow, which was born out of the unused material in Inglourious Basterds, is still on the table.