The Bride will return!
Quentin Tarantino has revealed that the much-rumoured third instalment of Kill Bill is “definitely in the cards”.
Over the summer, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker was questioned on whether fans could expect a third release in the revenge martial arts franchise, which famously starred Uma Thurman as The Bride/Beatrix Kiddo.
“Me and Uma have been talking about it recently, frankly, to tell you the truth,” Tarantino said during an appearance on the Happy Sad Confused podcast. “I’m not sure I’m going to do it, but I have thought about it a little further.”
He continued to say that he and Uma “were literally talking about” a possible sequel just a week prior, and added: “If any of my movies were going to spring from any of my movies, it would be the third Kill Bill.”
This week on Sirius XM Radio, Tarantino confirmed that Kill Bill Vol. 3 will be his next project.
“Well, I just so happen to have had dinner with Uma Thurman last night,” he revealed. “We were at a really cool Japanese restaurant. She was bragging about me, and I was bragging about her. It was a lovely night.”
When asked by Andy Cohen if his reconciliation with Thurman has inspired the story for the next film, Tarantino said he already has “an idea” of what he wants to do. However, he won’t commit until the concept is fully-formed.
“Because I wouldn’t want to just come up with some cockamamie adventure,” he explained. “She doesn’t deserve that!
“The Bride has fought long and hard. Now, I have an idea that actually could be interesting. I wouldn’t do it for a little bit, though. It would be like at least three years from now, or something like that. But look, it is definitely in the cards.”
The original Kill Bill was released in 2003, shortly followed by Kill Bill Volume 2 in 2004. Rumours of a possible third instalment in the franchise have circulated in the years since, but unfortunately they’ve remained just that – rumours.
Fans will remember that The Bride’s story came full circle at the end of the second movie, but we’d give anything to see Uma – who was nominated for Best Actress at the Golden Globes for both movies – step into her iconic yellow jumpsuit once again.
So where could the franchise go next? Well, back in 2004, when a third instalment was first teased, Quentin pointed to Nikki, the daughter of one of The Bride’s victims, who could now – over 15 years later – be looking for her own revenge.
“I’ve already got the whole mythology: Sofie Fatale will get all of Bill’s money. She’ll raise Nikki, who’ll take on The Bride. Nikki deserves her revenge every bit as much as The Bride deserved hers,” the director told Entertainment Weekly at the time.