Fleeting comments from a filmmaker walking the red carpet at the premiere of their latest film shouldn’t be taken as set-in-stone guarantees. That’s just good sense. But as we wait for the impending release of Django Unchained, any news about Quentin Tarantino’s future projects is interesting news, so take this little tidbit well-salted.
The guys over at We Got This Covered managed to ask QT a couple of questions at the opening of Django Unchained in Toronto, and the continuation of the Kill Bill series was at the top of their list. In the past, Tarantino has expressed a desire to expand on the Kill Bill universe with two more movies (revolving around crippled Crazy 88s members and the children of Beatrix Kiddo and Vernita Green, respectively) as well as a pair of animes to document both Bill’s and Beatrix’s origin stories. Now, it seems like he’s lost interest in that undertaking in total; when WGTC inquired as to whether we would ever see Kill Bill 3, this is what Tarantino had to say:
“I don’t know if there’s ever going to be a Kill Bill. Vol 3. We’ll see, probably not though.”
I’m infamous for being less than fond of both halves of Kill Bill (I’ve grown to prefer the second volume over the first, though!), so for me the possibility that QT will pour his energy and creativity into a different production is exciting to me. As far as I’m concerned, we’re all better off when Tarantino makes movies like Inglourious Basterds, and I’d be thrilled to see him play around in a new sandbox once the books are closed on Django Unchained. That said, QT is nothing if not mercurial, so as much as we can take his comments as straight-up gospel (and we can; I mean, he’s the source of the quoted statement, after all), I wouldn’t bat an eye if he wound up turning around and delving back into the world of kung-fu/samurai/spaghetti westerns he created back in 2003.
Bottom line: it sounds like QT is done with Kill Bill, but with Tarantino, anything is possible.