kill bill vol 3

Welcome back to Sequel Bits, that regular feature that’s all about sequels. And their bits. In today’s edition:

  • Quentin Tarantino says Kill Bill Vol. 3 could still happen.
  • Tom Hanks offers an update on his Toy Story 4 progress.
  • Tyra Banks is officially back for a Life-Size sequel.
  • Fuller House will address Michelle’s absence.
  • Justin Theroux responds the Zoolander 2 controversies.
  • Vin Diesel finds a leading lady for XXX: The Return of Xander Cage.

Quentin Tarantino first teased a Kill Bill Vol. 3 in the months after Kill Bill Vol. 2 premiered in 2003. Back then, he suggested that the third film would follow the daughter of Vernita Green as she undergoes training from Julie Dreyfus’ Sofia Fatale to enact revenge on Uma Thurman’s Beatrix Kiddo. He also said that since the sequel would take place many years later, it could only be made many years later. Well, it’s now many years later and Tarantino says that yes, a third film is still a possibility:

There’s definitely a possibility — stop short of saying a probability. I put the character Beatrix Kiddo through a lot, and so I wanted her to have this much time for peace. I wanted her to have some time with her daughter and not have to be in the genre machine.

He doesn’t mention the plot details he first brought up over a decade ago. If a third film does happen, it could be completely different. You never know what the hell Tarantino is thinking or planning or doing, which is why all of his movies always feel like such pleasant surprises.

tom hanks woody

We already knew that national treasure Tom Hanks has begun recording new dialogue for Toy Story 4, but the man who is Woody took to Twitter to re-confirm this for everyone. Pixar’s latest entry in their flagship series isn’t due in theaters until June 15, 2018, but the process of making any animated film is long and complicated and will probably require Mr. Hanks to make more than several drives out to Pixar HQ as his dialogue gets adjusted and re-adjusted over the next two and a half years. Anyway, Hanks recently made one of those drives and decided to chronicle it on social media.

life size sequel

Back in 2000, Lindsay Lohan and Tyra Banks starred in the Disney Channel movie Life-Size, which followed a young girl who accidentally brought a doll to life with a magic spell. Hijinks ensued, naturally. Now, 15 years later, Banks (whose reality competition series America’s Next Top Model ends this week) is returning for the sequel. Speaking with Variety, Banks said:

I think it will be 2016. We’re looking at it as a holiday movie so hopefully holiday 2016. One thing is it’s a very precious project to the Disney Channel so they’ve been doing a lot of re-writes and making sure that this script is really right. I’m really excited about it. I think ‘Life-Size’ is so popular that it can be a feature film because it has such a cult following, so I’m really interested to see what the ratings are going to do for that. I think it’s going to be a blockbuster on TV.

Lohan is currently not involved in the project, but given the current state of her career, that’s kind of a given.

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Speaking of belated sequels, The Wrap reports that the upcoming Full House sequel series, Fuller House, will explain away the absence of Michelle Tanner by saying she’s gone off to New York City to star a fashion empire. This is a self-referential joke, as Mary Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen (the twins who played Michelle on the original series) now run their own successful fashion lines. While they won’t actually appear on screen, Netflix has confirmed that they will be referenced (and even prank-called) during the first season’s 13 episodes.

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