Unfortunately for fans of the original Kill Bill films, Quentin Tarantino has officially shut down the rumors that a third film would be made. There has been speculation about a third film ever since the second one finished, and he has been continually teasing about the idea in order to get his fans excited.
During an interview in 2010 after fans had seen a third film in the series yet, he said that there would be a third film 10 years after Kill Bill Vol. 2, and we were not there yet.
As this year marks the 10th anniversary of Kill Bill Vol. 1, we would expect some news from the director about what is to come, and unfortunately Quentin Tarantino has nothing but bad news for Kill Bill fans.
Tarantino shot down any ideas of a hopeful sequel when saying “There are no genres I absolutely want to do any more, like ticking boxes – ‘This, done.’ I don’t think about ‘Kill Bill 3’ that much as we already visited them.”
Quentin Tarantino is also one of the directors who is rooted in the tradition of filming with film, and the transition to digital has even made him reconsider his career, saying that he might retire soon.
Anyone who is familiar with Tarantino’s style or the type of directors that he likes to emulate will know that he is not in favor of the recent switch to digital, and where the future of appears to be heading. However, the question remains to be, how long will he keep on working and keeping his fans happy?
The idea of Quentin Tarantino retiring from directing makes me very sad. Let's make sure this doesn't happen.
— Aaron Pruner (@AaronFlux) December 27, 2012
Kill Bill Vol. 1 was released in 2003, while the second film in the franchise was released the following year. The films chronicled a revenge story that focused on Beatrix Kiddo, a woman who was betrayed by Bill and had her wedding party murdered, causing her to take on everyone who was involved with the act.
At the age of 50, Quentin Tarantino is happy with the way that his career of more than 20 years has gone, and while he has no desire to work on a third Kill Bill film, he may want to rework Japanese films, or try out a horror movie. He has previously worked in the horror genre with From Dusk Till Dawn, along with Robert Rodriguez, who directed the film in 1996.
If you've never watched a Quentin Tarantino or Robert Rodriguez movie, you're obliged to have them on your bucket list.
— Tommy Kravitz (@QuinoRodri6uez) December 26, 2013
In addition to Kill Bill, he has had great success as an independent filmmaker, gaining popularity with a bit of a niche audience, and while he has never won the Best Director Oscar, he has won twice for Best Screenplay for his films Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained. He was also nominated for his screenplay for Inglorious Basterds.
Despite the fact that Kill Bill fans will not see another film in the epic franchise, Quentin Tarantino did tease at a new film that he has coming out on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno. He says it will be a western, although it will not be a sequel to his 2012 hit, Django Unchanined.
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