The Bride’s story came to a satisfying end in Kill Bill: Volume 2, but Quentin Tarantino had plans to expand this world with spinoffs and more.
Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill: Volume 1 and Volume 2 follow the revenge journey of The Bride against Bill, her former lover and boss, and while the second movie brought her story to an end, there were plans to expand the world of Kill Bill with sequels and other media, but ultimately, none of these happened. Quentin Tarantino’s career as a filmmaker began in 1992 with the crime movie Reservoir Dogs, which was a critical and commercial success, but his big break arrived two years later with Pulp Fiction, another crime movie with the particularity of being told in a non-linear style.
Since then, Tarantino has explored different genres in his movies, always with his trademark narrative and visual style, along with generous doses of violence and blood (which have also made him a controversial director). Among those is martial arts, which he explored in both Kill Bill movies, which tell the story of Beatrix Kiddo/The Bride (Uma Thurman), an assassin described as “the deadliest woman in the world”. As mentioned above, Beatrix is on a revenge mission against Bill (David Carradine), but before she gets to him, she also gets her revenge against her former Deadly Viper Assassination Squad colleagues: O-Ren Ishii (Lucy Liu), Vernita Green (Viva A. Fox), Budd (Michael Madsen), and Elle Driver (Daryl Hannah).
Both Kill Bill movies were received with positive reviews and were box office hits, and talks about expanding The Bride’s story to other media, along with continuing it with sequels, quickly began. However, Tarantino has a long list of unmade projects, and all those spinoffs and sequels to Kill Bill are part of the list – here’s what happened to them and if they could still happen in the near future.
Kill Bill video game
Kill Bill: Volume 1 and Volume 2 were released six months apart, with the first movie released in 2003 and the second in 2004, but the audience could have gotten a look at this world before Volume 1 was released. In 2002, Vivendi Games announced the acquisition of the rights to develop a video game based on Kill Bill, with Tarantino serving as a creative consultant. The idea was for the video game’s release to coincide with that of Kill Bill: Volume 1, but in November 2003, almost a month after the movie came out, Vivendi Universal Games revealed that, while they held the interactive rights, there was no game in development. However, a couple of days after the cancelation of the Kill Bill video game was made public, demo footage of it was leaked online, showing the Bride’s battle against O-Ren Ishii’s squad of elite fighters, the Crazy 88, just like in the movie. note: Pinocchio 2022 Stream auf Deutsch kostenlose HD
Kill Bill anime movie
Although both Kill Bill movies showed some bits of The Bride’s life before her revenge mission against Bill, her backstory is mostly unknown – but her time with the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad could have been explored in a different type of movie. During the production of the first Kill Bill movie, Tarantino came up with the idea of an anime movie that would have explored The Bride’s time as part of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, and even revealed at San Diego Comic-Con 2006 that he planned on making the film after the Grindhouse project (to which he contributed with Death Proof). Unfortunately, the project got lost in development hell, and in an interview with The Playlist in 2021, Tarantino explained that the reason this and other Kill Bill projects never happened was because of the extreme fatigue he went through after working on both Kill Bill movies, and he didn’t want to think about that anymore.
Kill Bill animated movie
Tarantino was apparently overflowing with ideas for the future of Kill Bill while working on the first movie, as he also revealed that, in addition to the above-mentioned anime movie focused on The Bride’s past, he had envisioned an animated movie, which would have explored the origin of Bill and his three Godfathers: Hatori Hanso, Esteban Vihaio, and Pai Mei, this one the master who trained Beatrix and taught her the Five Point Palm Exploding Hearth Technique, with which she finally killed Bill. Just like the anime movie, Tarantino shared at San Diego Comic-Con 2006 that he intended to work on the Bill animated prequel once Grindhouse was done – and just like the anime movie, the animated Kill Bill prequel didn’t happen due to the exhaustion Tarantino went through.
Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair
There are two versions of Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair, and one of those hasn’t seen the light yet. The Bloody Affair is the original cut of Kill Bill, meaning that it’s both movies as one, and this full form debuted at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival before being shown at the New Beverly Cinema in 2011. The Whole Bloody Affair includes intermissions, the Klingon proverb at the beginning was replaced with a dedication to Kinji Fukasaku, a fight sequence was no longer in black-and-white, the cliffhanger at the end of Volume 1, its end credits, and the recap at the beginning of Volume 2 were removed, and there was even more violence and gore, thus the fitting title. However, in 2014, Tarantino shared that he planned for The Whole Bloody Affair to have a limited theatrical release, but this would have been a different version from the one shown at Cannes and the New Beverly, with the addition of an extended anime sequence (though exactly what that sequence would have been about is unknown). However, this second version of Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair hasn’t gotten a theatrical release or a home one.
Kill Bill: Volume 3 (Will It Ever Happen?)
Last but definitely not least are the long-awaited sequels to Kill Bill: Volume 2. In 2004, Tarantino shared his plans for a Kill Bill sequel, but said he needed “at least fifteen years” before doing it all again, and even shared the basic idea for it: Sofie Fatele (Julie Dreyfus), O-Ren’s lawyer and Bill’s protégée, would have gotten all of Bill’s money after his death and raised Nikki, Vernita’s daughter, who would have now been ready to get her revenge against Beatrix for the murder of her mother. However, Kill Bill 3 (and a potential fourth movie) goes back and forth between limbo and development, with Tarantino saying in 2009 that Kill Bill 3 would be released in 2014, explaining that he wanted to give Beatrix and her daughter 10 years of peace after the events of Kill Bill: Volume 2.
In 2021, Tarantino shared his excitement about the possibility of Uma Thurman’s daughter, Maya Hawke, playing Beatrix’s now grown-up daughter, saying that Kill Bill 3 would now take place 20 years after the second movie, but later on, at the above-mentioned interview with The Playlist, he said his reluctance to do it was all about the fatigue post-Kill Bill 2. The future of Kill Bill 3 doesn’t look bright, and with Quentin Tarantino having only one more movie to go before his long-teased retirement, it seems unlikely this will be his final movie. note: Jeepers Creepers: Reborn 2022 Stream auf Deutsch kostenlose HD