MOVIE PREVIEW – Kill Bill: Vol 3 is on Quentin Tarantino’s list of things to do, but it’s not yet made, certainly not planned. Here’s everything we know so far about the possible project!
For years, filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has been toying with the idea of shooting a third instalment in the famous Kill Bill series. In previous interviews, the Oscar-winning director has also expressed interest in discussing some of his ideas for a Kill Bill sequel.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 was out in the movies in 2003, and she appeared in one of Uma Thurman’s most notable performances as The Bride. The Bride was worthy of the film’s title when she killed Bill with the famous Five-Point Palm Blast Heart technique and fled to start a new life with her daughter. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 was out in 2004 to critical and financial acclaim. The Bride’s mission to kill the rest of the Deadly Viper hit squad and Bill continued in Kill Bill: Vol. 2, and when she could finally reach Bill, she made a shocking discovery: her daughter, B.B., who she thought had died after being shot in the head at her wedding, was alive and being raised by Bill.
Even though Kill Bill: Vol. 2 wrapped up the Bride story and fulfilled his promise to, well, kill Bill, Tarantino has hinted at plans for a third film since the film’s release. The filmmaker has addressed the idea of directing Kill Bill: Vol. 3 in an interview on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, which you can watch here:
There will be something in the works for Kill Bill Vol. 3?
While recent months have brought no further confirmed updates on Kill Bill: Vol. 3, new rumours suggest that Quentin Tarantino‘s goal is to bring the story back to the screen and that it will happen sooner rather than later. If Kill Bill: Vol. 3, the filmmaker remarked at the recent San Diego Comic-Con, “Never say never, we’ll see”. Comments like this, which Tarantino has repeatedly injected into the debate over the years, have fuelled the impatience of his cult fanbase for the film to come to fruition.
Since Tarantino has publicly stated that he will only make ten films, the number is dwindling, especially since Once Upon a… Hollywood was the ninth. On the other hand, while Tarantino has directed ten films; he still thinks about the first two Kill Bill films as one because back in the time he intended them to be one long film. Since there are only two Kill Bill films, it is conceivable that he will make a third in the same genre and call it a sequel to the first two. Still, fans will have to wait to find out if he considers Kill Bill a single feature, as it is the only legitimate Tarantino film with a sequel.
Nearly twenty years after Kill Bill: Vol. 1, we might think it’s too late for a sequel. Still, the recent success of other legacy sequels may prompt the filmmaker and studio to move on.
Kill Bill Vol. 3: The plot – “Kill Beatrix”?
There are, however, some hints of a possible third part to the story of the sword-wielding The Bride’s deadly revenge, starting with the source of the rumour. The Bride kills Vernita Green (Vivica A. Fox) in front of her daughter (Ambrosia Kelley) in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 and welcomes her back for revenge, which calls for the tying up of loose ends. “I had no intention of doing this in front of you. So I’m sorry. But you have my word. Your mother deserved it. If you grow up and still feel vindictive about this, I’ll be waiting,” says the Bride.
According to an IndieWire article, Bell and the Bride’s daughter B.B. Kiddo (Perla Haney-Jardine) are almost 20 years old, an ideal age to take on 45-year-old Uma Thurman in a dangerous battle with Hanzo swords. Tarantino spoke about this at Comic-Con:
“Uma really wants to do this, and we talk about it occasionally. We’ll see what happens when Vernita’s daughter is old enough to kill her.”
Uma Thurman said that Kill Bill: Vol. 3 will be unlike anything fans have seen before. With a lot of crazy fan ideas floating around – from Bill still being alive, which would be hard to pull off considering actor David Carradine’s death in 2009 – to the film moving into the Pulp Fiction universe, Kill the Man. Tarantino will have his work cut out to surprise the film’s huge fanbase.
Kill Bill Vol. 3: The cast
If you are interested in Kill Bill: Vol. 3, Quentin Tarantino has already found the right actor to play The Bride’s daughter. Imagine that The Bride and her daughter B.B. live in peace for 20 years, and then it all comes to an end, and The Bride and B.B. run away. The prospect of Uma Thurman and her daughter Maya Hawke starring in a movie would be exciting.
Maya Hawke, the actress, best known for her role as Robin in Stranger Things, who is Uma Thurman’s real-life daughter, has expressed interest in starring in filmmaker Quentin Tarantino’s long-rumoured sequel, Kill Bill: Vol. 3. Fans of Tarantino’s deadly revenge thriller have praised Maya Hawke’s idea for the role, and while the actress is aware of the folly of such speculation, she said she would welcome the opportunity.
Vivica A. Fox has attracted interest in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill Vol. 3 and told NME that she would love to see Zendaya as Vernita Green’s daughter if former actress Ambrosia Kelley does not return in the as-yet-untitled sequel. The casting suggestion from Fox fans caused a stir and eventually reached Zendaya, who told Empire magazine she was grateful for the mention.
Uma Thurman has spoken about the possibility of a third Kill Bill movie, and we don’t expect it anytime soon. Beatrix ‘The Bride’ Kiddo herself recently refuted such rumours in an interview with SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show, saying:
“I can’t really say anything about it,” she said. “It’s come up a few times over the years. There was indeed a thought of it happening, but a long time ago. I don’t see it on the horizon right away.”
We can only hope that Quentin Tarantino finally gets his act together and starts filming the dream one day!
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