Kill Bill: Vol. 3 is one of those projects that Quentin Tarantino has talked about periodically over the years, but has never materialized. With one movie left on his self-imposed limit of 10, it seems like the time has passed for another bloody tale with the Bride. Not necessarily though, because while making the media rounds for his ninth film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino revealed that he’s talked to Uma Thurman about Kill Bill: Vol. 3. The director said:
Me and Uma have been talking about it recently, frankly, to tell you the truth. I’m not sure I’m going to do it but I have thought about it a little further.
Kill Bill: Vol. 3 must still be on Quentin Tarantino’s mind if he and Beatrix Kiddo herself, Uma Thurman, have talked about the project recently. We heard something similar from Quentin Tarantino back in 2015, and now, four years later and 15 years removed from Kill Bill: Vol. 2, he and Uma Thurman are still discussing the third film. That definitely says something that Tarantino has given more thought to the possibility.
It seems that Quentin Tarantino isn’t quite ready to shut the door completely on the idea of doing Kill Bill: Vol. 3. That by no means guarantees it will happen, but it seems that there is at least a chance that the long-awaited third film in Tarantino’s martial arts saga could still materialize. Based on what he said on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, it sounds like he doesn’t know himself whether or not he is going to do it.
Some level of interest is clearly still there though for the director and his star and the fact that he has been thinking about it is something that fans who want to see Kill Bill: Vol. 3 can cling to.
Of course, this isn’t the only sequel/spinoff Quentin Tarantino has talked about over the years that has yet to happen. There’s the Vega Brothers prequel Double V Vega and the World War II film Killer Crow to name a few. But it seems that of any of them, Kill Bill: Vol. 3 has the best odds of happening, as Quentin Tarantino explained:
If any of my movies were going to spring from any of my movies, it would be the third Kill Bill.
That’s cool to hear, and of any of them, Kill Bill: Vol. 3 has anecdotally seemed like the one most fully formed in his mind. It’s also the one that would make the most sense in some ways. Originally, the director talked about the third film following the daughter of Vivica A. Fox’s Vernita Green (code name: Copperhead) as she sought revenge against the Bride for her mother’s death.
It’s unclear if that would still be the plan for a third film, but now 15 years later, the time and ages of the actors would all work for that approach to the story.
Of course, the reason there is so much speculation and urgency around Tarantino’s next film is because it is set to be his last film. The director has imposed a 10-film limit to his career so he doesn’t overextend his stay and leaves a perfect filmography. With Once Upon a Time in Hollywood arriving this week, he has one film left.
There are loopholes to that though, because Quentin Tarantino has said that if he directs a Star Trek film, that could be his last film or he could consider that separate and still make another original film after that. He counts Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Kill Bill: Vol. 2 as one film, so would Kill Bill: Vol. 3 count in his mind as a separate film, or is it all part of a singular story, thus allowing for a different ‘10th film’?
Regardless of what he does next, Quentin Tarantino has a new movie hitting theaters this weekend. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood opens on July 26. Check out our 2019 Release Schedule to keep track of all this year’s biggest movies.