Quentin Tarantino: Is ‘Kill Bill 3’ Finally Going to Happen After All These Years?

From Batman Begins to Casino Royale, the 2000s was a great decade for action movies. Some of the most acclaimed action movies from this period were Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill: Volume 1 and Kill Bill: Volume 2. Fans have long awaited a third film in the series, and they may have their day. Here’s what Tarantino had to say about the prospect of Kill Bill: Volume 3.

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‘Kill Bill’: Quentin Tarantino’s masterpiece

The Kill Bill franchise is about a character initially only known as The Bride (played by Uma Thurman). She is part of a team of highly skilled assassins. Her boss, Bill (played by John Carradine), tries to murder her and she goes into a coma. Once she wakes up, she decides to track down and kill all of her former colleagues.

The two Kill Bill films worked together brilliantly. Kill Bill: Volume 2 is the rare sequel fans generally like just as much as the original. However, the film has a few – admittedly minor – loose ends.

Specifically, the fate of Elle Driver, played by Darryl Hannah, is not revealed. It’s left unclear if she survives the events of the films. A child is also left motherless early in the first film, and her struggles are not explored.

Could there be a sequel?

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Many fans have wanted the film to have a sequel. Because it’s been over 15 years since the release of Kill Bill: Volume 2, many fans gave up hope. That’s all changed thanks to a pair of interviews Tarantino gave, according to People.

First, in July 2019, the director said “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.”

On Dec. 9, 2019, Tarantino was asked about the subject by Andy Cohen. He said “I just had dinner with Uma Thurman last night. We were at a really cool Japanese restaurant. I do have an idea of what I would do with [Kill Bill Vol. 3].”

What Will ‘Kill Bill: Volume 3’ Be About?

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He continued “That was the whole thing, conquering the concept. What has happened to The Bride since then? And what do I want to do?”

He added “I didn’t just want to come up with some cockamamie adventure. [The character] doesn’t deserve that. The Bride has fought long and hard. I have an idea now that could be interesting. I still wouldn’t do it for a little bit. It would be at least three years from now. It is definitely in the cards.”

Tarantino was also asked which of his characters he thinks about the most. Two were from the Kill Bill series: the Bride and Bill. The third was Aldo Raine, the World War II soldier played by Brad Pitt in Inglorious Basterds. The fourth was Hans Landa, the villain Christoph Waltz portrayed in the same film.

We have no information on the plot of the third Kill Bill film. There are several directions Tarantino could take with the film. If it’s anything like the director’s past work, it will satisfy audiences in unexpected ways.