If, like me, you’re a huge fan of writer/director Quentin Tarantino, you will be excited by this little piece of news from BadTaste.it: He intends to continue the messy adventures of The Bride with a third Kill Bill movie! During an interview on the Italian chat show Parla con Me (or “Talk To Me”), Tarantino was asked (from what I can understand – the questions are being asked in Italian) if he would be making any follow up films to his previous work, and after saying, “it will never happen,” to a Pulp Fiction sequel, he reveals his intention to make Kill Bill 3.
Tarantino doesn’t give us any solid details on what Kill Bill 3 (Vol. 3?) might be about (I’ll get to what I think it will be in a minute), but this is understandable since it’s (presumably) just in the idea stages at the moment. But he DOES let us know a couple of things: He wants it to take place 10 years after the events of Kill Bill Vol.2 (for that to be in real time, too, he’d have to wait until 2014) and he reveals part of his reasoning for wanting to make another in that he loves the character of The Bride so much.
Sounds like reason enough to me! If you want to hear the “announcement” from the lips of Mr. Tarantino himself (“The Bride will fight again!”), check out the video below from the Italian talk show Parla con Me (the Kill Bill 3 stuff starts at 5:55):
Well, even if it isn’t exactly OFFICIAL official confirmation of plans for Kill Bill 3 (casting news, production start date and so forth), and as we’ve learned in the past, Tarantino is notorious for announcing projects and never getting around to them (or at least taking ages to, as he did with Inglourious Basterds). But I still am very excited that a third Kill Bill is now on the table.
Some Kill Bill spoilers follow…
Tarantino has hinted in the past at the possibility of another Kill Bill, not least by the scene in Vol.1 where The Bride tells Vernita Green’s (played by Vivica A. Fox) daughter, after killing her mother, that if she’s still, “raw about it,” then The Bride will be waiting. I honestly think that’s at least ONE of the routes Tarantino will go with Kill Bill 3 – it just seems too fitting NOT to be. The Bride went to get revenge on those who killed her daughter (or so she thought…), her husband and at least TRIED to kill her, and so it makes sense that Vernita Green’s daughter, Nikki, would want revenge on her.
Perhaps we’ll even get to see The Bride’s daughter, B.B., go sword-to-sword with Vernita Green’s daughter…
Of course, the sad passing of Bill himself, David Carradine, means that they can’t really have any flashback scenes involving the character. Not unless they recast which, out of respect for Carradine, I don’t think Tarantino would do. So I assume that, along with the “Vernita Green’s daughter getting revenge on The Bride” storyline, Tarantino will exclude any Bill storyline (maybe he’d include one done in anime, like the O-Ren Ishii sequence in Vol. 1). Which begs the question: Will Tarantino still call it Kill Bill? After all – and in case you haven’t seen the first two you might wanna skip the next few words – The Bride did ultimately kill Bill, so it doesn’t really make sense to call the third movie as such. Or am I way off?
As I said, Tarantino has a penchant for saying he’s going to be making something and then either not or taking a long time to do so, but I think we can count Kill Bill 3 as more of a possibility/probability than most. I don’t know about you but I’m stoked to see Uma Thurman’s Bride back-in-action after years of peace and quiet with her daughter.
What do you think of the prospect of a third Kill Bill? Do you like the idea of revisiting The Bride character after 10 years and continuing on the bloody fighting we saw so much of in Volumes 1 and 2? Or is the story told and Tarantino should just leave it alone? Let us know your thoughts and opinions below.
Screen Rant will be sure to keep you up to date on the Kill Bill 3 news front!