Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman are still discussing Kill Bill 3. The martial arts revenge film series was a huge success for Tarantino in the early half of the 2000s, and ever since it came to its apparent completion, Tarantino has allowed rumors to circulate that he wasn’t quite finished with his twisted tale of The Bride.
For those who may not recall how it all went down, in the early beginning stages of Kill Bill Volume 1, Uma Thurman’s character (otherwise known as The Bride), kills her first of The Deadly Viper Assassination Squad members, Vernita Green (Vivica A. Fox). After a lengthy and often humorous free for all battle through Green’s home, The Bride is victorious. However, as she quickly discovers, Green’s young daughter had been watching the fight from a distance and saw her mother killed by The Bride. In an effort at making amends with the child for killing her mother, The Bride tells her that, “When you grow up, if you still feel raw about it, I’ll be waiting.”
As it stands, The Bride hasn’t been the only one waiting for Green’s daughter to grow up and come find her. Fans have been hoping that Tarantino’s on again off again teasing of Kill Bill 3 would eventually build into something substantial. It’s been such a lengthy road, in fact, that many have either forgotten about it or given up hope altogether. Now, however, thanks to Joblo, we know that Tarantino and Thurman are still discussing the possibility. The news originates from an appearance on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, during which Tarantino addressed the possibility of a third Kill Bill by saying:
“Me and Uma have talked about it recently, frankly, to tell you the truth. I have thought about it a little further. We were talking about it literally last week. If any of my movies were going to spring from my other movies, it would be a third ‘Kill Bill.’”
Although this may sound like great news to many, one never can tell with Tarantino. Throughout the years the filmmaker has spoken at length about numerous projects that he’s getting set to make, only for those films to never materialize. There's been talk of an all-Mandarin kung fu film, a Vega brothers movie, a 1930s-era gangster movie, a “really, really scary horror film”, and most recently, there has been substantial buzz regarding his directing of a Star Trek film. Beyond cinema, Tarantino has also toyed with the idea of a Western TV series, as well as abandoning directing altogether in order to pursue theater and writing novels. It is, however, encouraging news to hear that Tarantino and Thurman are discussing any kind of project, after the pair’s rather public feud regarding Thurman’s neglected safety while shooting a driving scene in Kill Bill 2.
There’s no doubt that many Tarantino fans would love to see a Kill Bill 3, but those who've been following the filmmaker’s career over the years might also have noticed that he gets particularly vocal about potential projects when he’s due to release a new one. With Once Upon A Time in Hollywood about to get its official release in less than a week, all eyes are once again on the famed Pulp Fiction director - because when it comes to building anticipation or gaining attention, few others seem to do it better than Quentin Tarantino.