Ever since news broke back in early October that Quentin Tarantino has started early production of a new Kill Bill movie, I have been eagerly awaiting any news at all about the project. A couple weeks after the first new Kill Bill news came out, star Uma Thurman spoke a tiny bit about the project but really had no new news to pass along. Today we learn that Tarantino is talking about the project again … but is making clear that the next Kill Bill film will most likely not be titled Kill Bill … presumably because Bill was killed in the last film:
Few months ago, Quentin Tarantino has shared his plan to make “Kill Bill 3″. As the villain, Bill, was dead at the end of Volume 2, the director has decided to change the title of the upcoming movie. “It wouldn’t be ‘Kill Bill’,” he told MTV. “It would be Volume 3 of the story of the Bride.” Though so, the third “Kill Bill” film will not be happening soon as Tarantino still has another upcoming movie project. “There’s no script, there are just ideas and notes. I won’t do that next, but it could very well be the thing I do after next,” he stated. Assuring that the movie will definitely happen, he added, “We’re getting there. We’re about one movie away.” Previously, Uma Thurman has said that she is ready to reprise her role as The Bride. However, Tarantino believed he should give her ten years off before she is back in the action film. “One, I think me and Uma [Thurman] needed a ten year break,” the Academy Award-winning director shared the reason behind the wait. “And the second one, I love the character and I think she deserves ten years of peace,” he continued explaining. “She deserves ten years of no fighting, she deserves ten years with her child Beebe. I put her through a lot in those first two movies and I just want her to have a nice peaceful life for ten years.”
Grrr … it sucks that we have at least a full year more to wait before this movie really goes into production but I’m thrilled that Tarantino keeps talking about it. I think it totally makes sense to rename the third movie considering Bill and all of his assassins (save for Elle Driver) have been eliminated by The Bride/Black Mamba, Beatrix Kiddo (Uma Thurman). I am DYING to see what Tarantino comes up with for the next film … will Bebe play an integral part? How about Vernita Green‘s daughter (who bore witness to her mother’s murder at the hands of Beatrix Kiddo)? Maybe those two girls will go at it in the next film? Ugh … the anticipation may kill me … but we’ve waited this long for a new film, I suppose we can wait a bit longer … right?