Quentin Tarantino doesn’t normally revisit the characters of his films — except for having them share a universe, of course — but The Hateful Eight director thinks there’s a good chance The Bride will return to theaters at some point.
Speaking on What the Flick!?, Tarantino discussed the chance of Kill Bill Vol. 3 becoming a reality.
“There definitely is a possibility. Stop short of seeing a probability,” Tarantino said to Ben Mankiewicz in the interview, viewable below at about the 57-minute mark.
Tarantino goes on to describe why it feels right to return to the life of Beatrix Kiddo this long after the first two volumes, and not just because he and Uma Thurman had such a good time making the films.
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“I put the character of Beatrix Kiddo through a lot, and so I wanted her to have this much time for peace,” Tarantino said, explaining that he wanted to give the character some downtime to spend with her daughter.
“The whole idea [behind waiting so long between films] was everybody would be as old as they are,” he said, indicating he has had a story in mind, backing up statements he’s made as far back as 2009.
“So the thing about [Kill Bill] was that is probably my most visionary cinematic contribution. Since then my work has taken a turn toward the literary,” the director/writer/occasional cameo star explained. While he’s seen in himself a trend toward moving in the direction of plays and novels, “it would be nice to go back to a visceral world that’s not about the words anymore,” he explained.
Watch the full talk below to hear the Kill Bill discussion, plus Tarantino on The Hateful Eight, television, and more.
Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight opens in limited release on Christmas Day before going wide on Jan. 8.