“I gotta wait a couple years because I wanted 10 years to pass,” he said, as reported by The Playlist. Tarantino offers two reasons for the 10 year wait, which would see the next “Kill Bill” releasing no earlier than 2014. “One: I think Uma [Thurman] and I needed a 10 year break cause the first one was so hard. And second: I really love the character. And I think she deserves a 10 year release of no fighting and being with her [daughter].”
Of course, anything Tarantino says about potential sequels should always be consumed with a shaker full of salt. The Playlist reminds us of “The Vega Brothers,” a “Reservoir Dogs”/”Pulp Fiction” spin-off which would reunite John Travolta’s and Michael Madsen’s characters. Tarantino has always struck me as a guy who has lots of big ideas, and his naturally chatty personality often leads him to make admissions. And since we on the Internet tend to scrutinize every last word from a guy like him, offhand chatter has a way of snowballing into potent rumor.
And really, when you get right down to it, any of Tarantino’s colorful characters bear revisiting. What fan wouldn’t want story focused entirely on Harvey Keitel’s “Pulp Fiction” cleaner The Wolf or Brad Pitt’s “True Romance” stoner Floyd? I think the potential “Bill” sequel that Tarantino mentioned — and others he’s mentioned in the past — are certainly on his mind, but the nature of the business means that it’s not necessarily possible to pull them off.
It’s not like “Kill Bill” isn’t rife with sequel opportunities. The Bride cuts a fairly wide swath of vengeance as she makes her way to Bill, but there are at least a few survivors. Vernita Green’s (Vivica A. Fox) daughter, for one, who it’s long been rumored would play a role in any follow-up to “Bill.” I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
Which Tarantino movie would you most like to see a sequel to?