Almost two decades have elapsed since the release of “Kill Bill: Vol. 2,” and fans have been asking questions about the possibility of getting a third installment of the acclaimed film.
The action thriller starred Uma Thurman and had Hollywood legend Quentin Tarantino as its director. After its release in 2003, the sword and revenge saga garnered critical acclaim from fans and critics alike.
Tarantino first disclosed he was planning a sequel to the film a year later. Since then, the production of the follow-up movie has gathered dust, despite Tarantino alluding to the possibility on several occasions. Now, Thurman has shared some updates about the blockbuster, which reveals more about the filming of “Kill Bill Vol. 3.”
Thurman Doesn’t Think It’s ‘Immediately On The Horizon’
In an interview with SiriusXM’s “The Jess Cagle Show,” the “Pulp Fiction” star discussed some topics that revolved around her career. When quizzed on whether fans will get to see a sequel to “Kill Bill: Vol. 2,” Thurman gave a response, which might dampen the mood of the film’s diehards.
The 51-year-old disclosed that the showrunners had discussed the possibility of the sequel on several occasions after the debut of “Kill Bill: Vol. 2.” Although it implied that they were plans to renew the project, the actress comments revealed that there was still an air of uncertainty about its production.
“I don’t see it as immediately on the horizon.” She said, “I hate to disappoint people. Everybody wishes it would be the case, but I think it’s not immediately on the horizon.”
For a while, fans have clamored for ‘Kill Bill 3,” hoping its release will complete the trilogy of Quentin Tarantino American mixed martial art film. Regardless of Thurman’s update implying that the last installment might be the end, Tarantino seems not to have given up on getting a greenlit for the sequel.
The Bride Could Make One More Appearance
In “Kill Bill: Vol. 2,” Thurman portrayed a character called “The Bride,” who was sorting for revenge against a maniacal group called the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad for trying to kill her and her unborn child.
Although Thurman’s character ultimately survived the several fights in the film, the storyline still had grounds to cover, given that some of the squad members remained alive. When Tarantino spoke in a 2015 interview with a Hollywood trade, he admitted to the news outlet that Thurman’s character might have some unfinished business.
“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 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.”
Additionally, at the Rome Film Festival last year, the award-winning director did not completely discount the possibility of a third installment. “Why not?” Tarantino said at the event, where he received a lifetime achievement award.
A Plot For ‘Kill Bill Vol.3’
The filmmaker has previously stated that a prospective “Kill Bill Vol. 3” would center on Vernita Green, the daughter of Vivica A. Fox’s character – a vital member of the squad, as she seeks to revenge her mother’s murder by killing “The Bride.”
The director also added that Thurman’s daughter in the film would be part of the storyline, making fans imagine the possibility of a showdown between the two offsprings. In June 2021, he spoke on “The Joe Rogan Experience” that he would want Thurman’s daughter, Maya Hawke, to play the part.
“I think it’s just revisiting the characters 20 years later and just imagining The Bride and her daughter, Bebe, having 20 years of peace, and then that peace is shattered,” Tarantino said of a third “Kill Bill” film. “And now The Bride and Bebe are on the run, and just the idea of being able to cast Uma [Thurman] and cast her daughter Maya [Hawke] in the thing would be fucking exciting.”
Tarantino Last Film
The director continued saying, “Elle Driver is still out there, Sophie Fatale got her arm cut off, but she’s still out there.” He further referred to other squad members played by Daryl Hannah and Julie Dreyfus, suggesting that the pair could return to reprise their roles. “They all got Bill’s money. Actually, Gogo had a twin sister Shiaki and so her twin sister could show up.”
Tarantino has often stated his intentions to quit filmmaking after his tenth directorial feature. The director hit the ninth milestone with that “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” which debuted in 2019.
If the filmmaker sticks to his desires, it implies he has just one shot at making “Kill Bill Vol. 3.”