"There definitely is a possibility..." - Quentin Tarantino teases 'Kill Bill' volume 3

A sequel to the Uma Thurman-starring revenge flick has long been on the back burner

Kill Bill, Vol 3, Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu

Uma Thurman and Lucy Liu on the set of 'Kill Bill Vol. 1' [Miramax]

Ahead of the release of his new western, guaranteed to come with scenes of epic violence and brutally punchy dialogue, rumours are running rife that Quentin Tarantino might well be lining up to make a sequel to his 2003 hit Kill Bill.

The original, a sprawling revenge flick starring Uma Thurman as the vengeance-seeking Bride who sought to right the wrongs perpetrated to her by a bunch of mercenaries, was split into two volumes. And in the first, where the Bride takes on and kills Vernita Green in front of Green’s daughter, the Bride says: “When you grow up, if you’re still feeling raw about it, I’ll be waiting.”

And the wait might be over.

According to Entertainment Weekly, writer and director Tarantino recently said, “There definitely is a possibility. Stop short of seeing a probability.”

The Oscar-winning writer has revealed that he and Thurman, who also is credited with creating the story of the Bride/Beatrix Kiddo, continue to explore the possibility of returning to her story, but that they need to allow a bit more time before Green’s daughter comes seeking her vengeance.

“I put the character of Beatrix Kiddo through a lot, and so I wanted her to have this much time for peace,” Tarantino said, revealing that he wants the Bride to experience some time with the daughter she had with Bill, and who plays a central role in the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad’s attack on Kiddo.

Tarantino has previously hinted at a sequel, also telling Entertainment Weekly in 2004, “Oh yeah, initially I was thinking this would be my Dollars Trilogy. I was going to do a new one every ten years. But I need at least fifteen years before I do this again. I've already got the whole mythology: Sofie Fatale will get all of Bill's money. She'll raise Nikki, who'll take on The Bride. Nikki deserves her revenge every bit as much as the Bride deserved hers.”

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