Oh, boy. Here we go again. A year and a half ago seeing Quentin Tarantino proclaim his intention to make a film wouldn’t have meant much. But then came his appearance on a French talk show stage during Cannes ’08, where he promised to be back a year later with Inglourious Basterds. We all laughed, knowing that he’d been talking about that movie for a decade. Then he actually followed through, and did so with a great film that has become his biggest hit. So now, when Tarantino tells an Italian talk show “the Bride will fight again,” I suppose we have to take him more seriously.
As Hunter said when reporting the Basterds announcement from May ’08, let’s go to the tape.
In the interview clip below, the Italian host asks Tarantino about a couple of sequel possibilities. He says ‘maybe’ to a Basterds prequel, “uh, no…it’ll never happen” to a Pulp Fiction sequel (sorry, Vega Brothers fans) and then, and this is the important part, says “but you didn’t ask the third thing. Would I ever do a third…a Kill Bill, Volume 3?” The woman looks taken aback, then asks the question. Will you do Kill Bill 3? “Yes!” And the crowd goes wild.
Because he actually prompted the question, I take it a bit more seriously than I would have otherwise. But making the first two films was a grueling challenge for Uma Thurman; would she be willing to do that again? And does this mean a real live-action chapter, or one of the various anime continuations Tarantino has discussed over the last few years? At one point we’d heard that Kill Bill 3 would focus on a pair of surviving Crazy 88s, while a potential fourth film would show off the battle between the daughters of Beatrix Kiddo and Vernita Green. The latter film is the one I’d most like to see.