Quentin Tarantino dashed hopes for Kill Bill: Volume 3

Quentin Tarantino has officially put an end to rumors of a possible third entry in the series Kill Bill Saga.

Quentin Tarantino has officially put an end to rumors of a possible third entry in the series Kill Bill Saga.

In conversation with the Flemish newspaper The morningTarantino effectively dismissed the idea of ​​a Kill Bill: Volume 3 starring original lead actress Uma Thurman and her daughter (and “Stranger Things” actress) Maya Hawke. “I don’t see that. My last film is about a film critic, a male critic. And it’s set in the ’70s,” Tarantino said meeting).

Kill Bill: Volume 1 was written and directed by Tarantino and originally released in 2003. A sequel, Kill Bill: Volume 2, hit the big screen in 2004. Tarantino has long maintained that he considers Volume 1 and Volume 2 to be two halves of a single film rather than two separate films. With that in mind, the entire Kill Bill movie was being shot at the same time, and Tarantino originally planned to release the entire movie as a single film. He just decided to split the film into two parts so as not to have to cut any scenes.

The Miscellaneous Murmurs to Kill Bill: Volume 3

According to all reports, there were never concrete plans for Kill Bill: Volume 3. However, Tarantino only discussed a possible successor with Thurman in 2019. “Me and Uma have been talking about this recently, to be honest, to tell you the truth,” he said at the time. “I’ve thought about it a little further. We literally talked about it last week. If any of my films grew out of my other films, it would be a third Kill Bill.”

In 2021, Tarantino continued to discuss what a potential Kill Bill: Volume 3 might look like. He even brought the idea of ​​Hawke joining Thurman to the big screen. “I think it’s just looking back at the characters 20 years later and imagining that the bride and her daughter BB have peace for 20 years and then that peace breaks,” the filmmaker said. “And now the bride and BB are on the run and just the idea of ​​being able to cast Uma and her daughter Maya in this would be pretty damn exciting.”

In 2022, however, Thurman cautioned fans who were hoping Kill Bill: Volume 3 would dampen their expectations. “There was serious thought that it might happen,” the actor explained. “I don’t see it as immediately on the horizon. I hate disappointing people. Everyone wishes it were, but I don’t think it’s on the horizon right away.”

The Movie Critic will be Quentin Tarantino’s last film

As he hinted at in the De Morgen interview, Tarantino’s final film will be titled The Movie Critic. The acclaimed filmmaker has long said his plan is to either make ten films or retire at 60. Tarantino turned 60 earlier this year, and The Movie Critic will indeed be his tenth feature film (again, assuming you count the Kill Bill duology as one film).

The news from The Movie Critic broke in March, just weeks before Tarantino’s 60th birthday. It was said at the time that Tarantino had already written the script for the film and would start production in the fall. Given the title and the setting in 1970s Los Angeles, there was initial speculation that The Movie Critic might be a biographical play about the late, great Pauline Kael. Tarantino has since disproved this theory.