Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino hasn’t written off making a Kill Bill 3. He’s been talking about continuing the story of The Bride (Uma Thurman) for many years now, but keep in mind, he also discussed an unmade Vega brothers movie, too.
Still, another volume in the world of Kill Bill is an idea Tarantino continues to toy with as he decides on what will be his 10th and final film following Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
The Latest on Kill Bill Vol. 3
Over the summer, Tarantino revealed Thurman and himself were still talking about more Bride-related adventures. In an interview with Andy Cohen Radio, Tarantino confessed to “hav[ing] dinner with Uma Thurman last night.”
“She was bragging about me, I was bragging about her, and it was a lovely night. I do have an idea for how I would do it,” Tarantino revealed.
“That was the whole thing — conquering that concept. What’s happened to the Bride since then? What would I want to do? I wouldn’t want to just come up with just some cockamamie adventure, because she doesn’t deserve that. The Bride has fought long and hard. Now, I actually have an idea that could be interesting, but I wouldn’t do it for a little bit. It’d be at least three years from now, but it is definitely in the cards.”
A Little History on Kill Bill Vol. 3
Years ago, Tarantino said the concept could involve Vernita Green’s (Vivica A. Fox) daughter, Nikki, who witnessed her mom’s death at the hands of the bride in her lovely family’s kitchen. The young kid deserves revenge, and a part of Tarantino wants to show her get it. Over the years, he’s gone back-and-forth over the idea and whether to do it, but at least he’s got the right idea another sequel. Perhaps he could even write it as a novel or comic book one day if it doesn’t make it to theaters.
Even when Tarantino completed his Kill Bill films, he expressed his interest in the idea producing more sequels:
“Oh yeah, initially I was thinking this would be my ‘Dollars Trilogy’. I was going to do a new one every ten years. But I need at least fifteen years before I do this again. 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. I might even shoot a couple of scenes for it now so I can get the actresses while they’re this age.”
Quentin Tarantino to Entertainment Weekly, April 2004
Could This Be the Beginning of the End of Tarantino?
Tarantino has one movie left in him.
One option is an R-rated Star Trek movie, but he’s said before if he did make it, maybe that would mean he could also produce another original movie, giving us two more Quentin Tarantino movies.
The idea of QT’s film directing career ending is still a hard pill to swallow, but his voice will remain loud and present in the world. Certainly, another reunion between him and Thurman would be a great way to come full circle, completing a monumental and fantastic filmography.
But don’t fret just yet, he’s still got a play and a miniseries already written and ready to go over the next few years, according to a statement he made to Andy Cohen:
“What I did when I wrote Once Upon a Time in Hollywood… Normally, I finish a script and open up offices, but I kind of had more to do, more stuff in me, and I pulled it off. I wrote a play and a five-episode TV series. To some degree or another, I kind of written what I’m going to do for the next three years, and then I’ll get around to the next movie.”