When writer/director, Quentin Tarantino, announced his plans to make Kill Bill 3 a couple of months ago, one of the many speculative questions on fans’ lips was how can they make a Kill Bill 3 if the titular Bill [spoiler alert!] was killed at the end of Vol. 2? [end spoiler]. The saga of Uma Thurman’s yellow-haired, sword-wielding Bride was tied up perfectly at the end of the second film, and it’s just not possible to carry on the story of her and Bill (because there is no story to continue!).
It goes without saying that it’s an issue Mr. Tarantino would have to address when writing Kill Bill 3. But what does the man himself have to say about it? Well, MTV recently got a chance to ask QT about the title in an interview in which he said the following – “It wouldn’t be ‘Kill Bill,’… It would be Volume 3 of the story of the Bride.”
Thurman talked about a third Kill Bill not long after Tarantino announced his plans. Unfortunately, she couldn’t give us any specific details (understandable as this point), but did say she’d spoken with Tarantino who has some ideas that are “awesome.” The Inglourious Basterds director hasn’t officially written anything yet (read: no script), he revealed to MTV, but said there are, “ideas and notes.”
On top of addressing the title issue by saying it’d be called something different (“The Saga of The Bride?”…), he also revealed it won’t be his next film – “I won’t do that next, but it could very well be the thing I do after next…” Tarantino has said in the past he plans to take 10 years off before returning to the “adventures” of The Bride. However, times and things changes – “We’re getting there,” he laughed. “We’re about one movie away.”
What’s funny is Tarantino is surprised talk of Kill Bill 3 has taken off as much as it is, admitting it was just something he said on an Italian talk show, and that it’s what he’s been saying he’s gonna’ do along:
“There’s a lot of idle talk going on out there… At the same time, though, it’s what I’ve been saying from the beginning. That cracks me up, because somebody asked me about it in one of my overseas trips and I said it. And on the Tarantino archives Web page there was all this stuff and the leader of the [site] goes, ‘Ah guys. This is everything he’s always said. It’s just getting closer to 10 years. That’s all!’ “
So we now know Kill Bill 3 won’t be called Kill Bill 3 (although we’ll continue to call it as such until we hear different :) ), and it probably won’t be Tarantino’s next film (I can’t wait to see what WILL be!). Any thoughts on what the film will be called? Do you think the plot will follow Vernita Green’s daughter getting revenge on The Bride? Is there possibly another way the saga can continue?