If you’ve been holding out hope for more Kill Bill, you’re in luck. Director Quentin Tarantino, who has gone back and forth on his thoughts about an additional episode, says he still has plans for a Kill Bill: Vol. 3 starring Uma Thurman, because there is no Kill Bill without Uma Thurman.
“I’m not committing to it, but I wouldn’t be surprised if The Bride made one more appearance before the whole thing is said and done,” he said during a recent interview with Variety. “I am talking to Uma about it just a little bit. Some of the stuff that I’d written that never made it into the movie that maybe I could use.”
He has previously claimed, “I felt I said what I had to say,” but with the original having pulled in $180.9 million at the worldwide box office, and its follow-up, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, grossing $152.2 million, it’s evident there’s still money in the banana stand.
Of course, in 2004’s Kill Bill: Vol. 2, we saw The Bride/Beatrix (Thurman) complete her mission and, well, kill Bill (David Carradine). But in her grisly encounter with Veronica Green, played by Vivica A. Fox, Green’s daughter Nikki witnesses the fight and eventual murder of her mother at the hands of Beatrix, who tells her that if she “still feels sore about it someday,” that she can come find her. With over ten years since the sequel, sounds like at least one possible reason to return.