Now that we can safely assume that rumored, Britney Spears-starring Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! remake has driven off into the desert never to be seen again, the possibility of another chapter in the Kill Bill saga is probably the most enduring of many rumors about what director Quentin Tarantino will do next. And, like a preternaturally gifted assassin with a blood grudge, that rumor is back with a vengeance thanks to a new interview with Tarantino conducted by Ben Mankiewicz for What The Flick?!
Ever eager to play the man behind the curtain, Tarantino says that Kill Bill: Volume 3 is “a possibility — [I’ll] stop short of saying a probability,” not only because he (obviously, because he’s done it several times now) enjoys working with Uma Thurman, but also because he wants to re-immerse himself in the world of the film. He calls Kill Bill “probably my most visionary movie” in that it creates a whole alternate universe, “where they actually have samurai sword holders on airplanes where the cup holder would be and that’s all good and everyone accepts it.” Which is pretty cool.
So what would happen in this hypothetical third Kill Bill film? Tarantino has previously said that it would focus on the daughter of Vivica A. Fox’s Copperhead, the first of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad killed in Kill Bill: Vol. 1, and her quest for revenge against the woman who killed her mother. The new interview doesn’t contradict that particular story. It supports it actually, as Tarantino indicates that the script will jump forward in time to give Beatrix a little quality time with her kid that doesn’t involve mass murder: “I wanted her to have this much time for peace,” he says. “I wanted her to have some time with her daughter and not have to be in the genre-machine. She could actually enjoy her life for a while.”
After that, though? Blood bath. Obviously, no firm dates are set for this still-unconfirmed project, but you can watch Mankiewicz’s full, hour-long, wide-ranging interview with Tarantino below.