The Bride’s back! Or, at least, will be back: Yesterday, Quentin Tarantino announced plans to helm Kill Bill Vol. 3, turning his popular bloody franchise into an official trilogy. Of course, there’s a catch—audiences will have to wait until about 2014 for the third film, as the director is hoping to space 10 years between the second Kill Bill film and his third.

It’s an interesting choice if you ask me. Coming off the heels of Inglourious Basterds, which has picked up enough dough in the box office to satisfy the Pillsbury mascot, Tarantino could pretty much do whatever he wanted. (Even, say, judge American Idol.) Yet he’s returning to an old faithful. I, however, am hopeful. After all, the guy’s smart. How else could you explain his decision to wait 10 years for the follow-up? Sure, he could start production on the third film now, but good things come to those who wait. Plus, who wouldn’t like to see a 44-year-old Uma Thurman slicing and dicing her way through the film with a Samurai sword?

Tell me, PopWatchers: Are you glad Tarantino is revisiting his Kill Bill franchise? Do you, like me, think more women of a certain age should be given kick-ass roles like this? And will the film be the same sans David Carradine?

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