At the San Diego Comic-Con panel for Quentin Tarantino’s new film, The Hateful Eight, the director once again hinted at another volume of his martial arts masterpiece, Kill Bill, which has more or less become a necessary check-in for his fans over the years.
In 2009, Tarantino told an Italian talk show that he planned to make Kill Bill’s third volume with star Uma Thurman and release it in 2014.
“I think me and Uma needed a 10-year break,” explained Tarantino. “I love the character and I think she deserved 10 years of peace. She deserved 10 years with her child, Bibi. But after 10 years, something will happen that makes her fight again.”
But 2014 was a year that came and went without the Bride back at it. However, what could’ve seemed like a lost hope may not be so far off in the next few years.
“Never say never to Kill Bill 3,” Tarantino told the Comic Con crowd this week. “Uma would really like to do it. We talk about it every once in a while. Vernita’s daughter just needs to get a little older.”
This has been a long-standing hope for the filmmaker himself as well. Ever since he made the two-part saga, he’s talked about wanting to tell the story of Nikkia Bell, daughter of Vernita Green, played by Vivica A. Fox, who witnesses her mother’s death at the hands of Thurman’s Beatrix Kiddo. But Tarantino, in a more violent Boyhood move, wants the same actress, Ambrosia Kelley, to play the character as a revenge-seeking adult.
As Kiddo told Bell in the pivotal scene, “When you grow up, if you still feel raw about it, I’ll be waiting.”