Uma Thurman Gives Enormous Kill Bill 3 Update

By Nathan Kamal | 3 months ago

uma thurman kill bill

Actor Uma Thurman gave an interview to update about the possibility of a Kill Bill sequel, and the prognosis is not…great. On SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show, the star of the Quentin Tarantino action film Kill Bill stated that although there had been much discussion of a follow-up to the movie (which was shot as one, but released as two films), there appeared to be no forward momentum at the time. While this may be a disappointment to many fans, it is also in keeping with the numerous projects that Tarantino has expressed fervent desire to work on that have never come to fruition. Those projects include an apparently 1930s gangster-themed Star Trek film and a Vega Brothers movie that would have explored the backstories of John Travolta’s character for Pulp Fiction and Michael Madsen’s from Reservoir Dogs

As Uma Thurman puts it, the movie had a real possibility of being made but “many years ago.” Quentin Tarantino has explored the plot of the film in interviews, which would have apparently pitted the grown daughter of Vivica A. Fox’s character Vernita Green against The Bride (Thurman). In Kill Bill Volume 1, The Bride killed Green in one to one combat as part of her brutal vengeance against her former group of comrades, only to spare her daughter and tell her to come find her in the future. Presumably, the symbolic echo of the grown daughter then coming to wreak her own vengeance on The Bride would have resonance, given the sheer amount of bloodshed The Bride once felt justified in shedding. It would also have featured The Bride’s daughter, who appeared in Kill Bill Volume 2 and was played by Perla Haney-Jardine. Tarantino has since expressed that he would want the grown daughter of The Bride to be played by Thurman’s real life daughter, actress Maya Hawke

uma thurman

The cinematic relationship between Uma Thurman and Quentin Tarantino has been a fruitful one. Aside from Kill Bill Volume 1 & 2, Thurman starred in the director’s massively influential 1994 film Pulp Fiction, and her pose on the movie’s poster became a Hollywood icon. During the filming of Kill Bill, Thurman experienced a severe injury in a car accident after Tarantino insisted she do her own stunts, and the actor was required to sign away rights to sue the production company Miramax in order to secure footage of the incident. Since then, the two have apparently reconciled, with Tarantino calling it the biggest regret of his life and Thurman assigning the blame wholly to producers Lawrence Bender, E. Bennett Walsh, and Harvey Weinstein.

It does indeed sound unlikely that we will be seeing Uma Thurman back as The Bride any time soon and it may be that that ship has simply sailed. Given that Quentin Tarantino has been very vocal in recent years that he will only make 10 films in his career and is now up to nine, it feels like Kill Bill Volume 3 may never happen. At least for now, Tarantino has NFTs and Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood tie-in books to keep him occupied, but we can dream.