Quentin Tarantino confirms 'no plans for Kill Bill Volume 3', next film to be his lasttext_fields
Los Angeles: Iconic Hollywood filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has dismissed speculation about a potential third instalment of the popular Kill Bill franchise. He said such a film will not be made.
Tarantino, who has set a self-imposed limit of directing 10 films, revealed in an interview with DeMorgen that his next project will focus on a male film critic set in the 1970s. This will be his final project, reported Deadline.
Fans had hoped for a return to the Kill Bill world, with the prospect of Uma Thurman's daughter, Maya Hawke, potentially starring in a sequel. However, Tarantino's recent comments have put an end to those. In the interview, he addressed the speculation by saying, "I don't see that. My last film is about a film critic, a male critic. And he plays in the 70s." The filmmaker had previously revealed that he had conversations with Thurman regarding the potential for another sequel and incorporating concepts from the first two films.
Tarantino's decision to conclude his directing career after ten films leaves no room for a continuation of the martial arts saga that captivated audiences with its original releases in 2003 and 2004 as a two-part storyline. Although Thurman acknowledged discussions about a possible Kill Bill: Vol. 3 in a 2022 appearance on The Jess Cagle Show, she emphasised that it is not currently on the horizon.
Actress Vivica A. Fox, known for her portrayal of Vernita Green in the Kill Bill series, shared her insights on why fans still yearn for more of the narrative. In an interview with CBR, she explained, "I think the main draw is that people love Tarantino's work. He's always got this weird quirkiness that surprises you, that intrigues you, [and] that makes you want more." She later appeared in a music video with SZA that paid homage to Kill Bill, leading to suspicions that the singer might play her character's daughter in a potential sequel. However, Fox clarified that it was merely a tribute to the films, saying, "No, it's just a song, and she loves Kill Bill. So I just think it's the love of Tarantino and the magic of those films."
There is high anticipation for Tarantino's upcoming and final film, centred around a movie critic set in the 1970s.