Quentin Tarantino shuts down Kill Bill Volume 3 talk

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In his usual trademark fashion, Quentin Tarantino has been changing his mind again regarding future projects. 

There are lots of people out there who believe that Quentin Tarantino will make a third Kill Bill film, even though the filmmaker is telling everybody who will listen that his next film, The Movie Critic will be his last movie as a director before he retires.

Even Tarantino himself seemed to believe it would happen not too long ago. Back in 2019, Tarantino said in a radio interview with Andy Cohen that the project was cooking, saying that “I just had dinner with Uma Thurman last night. We were at a really cool Japanese restaurant. I do have an idea of what I would do with [Kill Bill Vol. 3]. That was the whole thing, conquering the concept. What has happened to The Bride since then? And what do I want to do?”

Over three years later, here we are and instead of working on Kill Bill Vol. 3, Tarantino is gearing up to shoot his tenth and (purported) final film, The Movie Critic. As for a third Kill Bill film, Tarantino has told De Morgen “I don’t see that happening. My last film is about a film critic, a male critic and it’s set in the 70s.”

Fans of Thurman’s Bride character shouldn’t be too crestfallen though as Tarantino has some wriggle room here to still return to the further adventures of Beatrix Kiddo. After all, in Tarantino’s filmography he counts the two Kill Bill films as one, so he could technically make another without pushing beyond the ten-film limit he has imposed upon himself.

There’s also the possibility that The Bride could come to TV. Many have speculated that Maya Hawke, Thurman’s daughter would make for an excellent successor and there’s be plenty of fans out there that would be up for some more Kill Bill in a longer-form, episodic style. Let’s wait and see but we still think this could still happen somewhere down the road. Right now though, Tarantino is focused only on The Movie Critic and as it’s his cinematic swan song, we’d hope and expect nothing less.

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