Uma Thurman is dying to do “Kill Bill 3” and looks like Quentin Tarantino is amenable, too. But how can you kill ‘Bill’ if Bill is already dead? Read on to find out more.
As Movie News Guide reported recently, “Kill Bill III” might just happen (or not).
But the ending of “Kill Bill 2” does not leave much room for interpretation, with ‘the Bride’ having killed Bill with her immensely bad-ass ‘Five Point Palm Exploding Heart’ technique. David Carradine staggers, walks towards the sunset, and then quite definitively falls, dead as a doorpost. In fact “Kill Bill 2” does not leave many characters alive in the end to make a sequel with.
One fan favorite theory, endorsed by Tarantino himself is the return of Nikki, the daughter of Vernita Green who sees her mother murdered by the bride. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly in 2004, Tarantino said:
“I’ve already got the whole mythology: Sofie Fatale will get all of Bill’s money. She’ll raise Nikki, who’ll take on The Bride. Nikki deserves her revenge every bit as much as The Bride deserved hers.”
Another excellent theory, subscribed to by Jordan Lund of Reddit, supposes that Bill is not actually dead. The crux of his argument is pretty compelling:
“During the end credits, each of the people on the list who died gets a line through their name. Daryl Hannah is marked with a question mark because she was left alive… But Bill? Bill’s name isn’t marked at all.”
So the Bride did not actually know the technique and Bill just.. let her go.
Yet another theory involves the limbless members, and perhaps children, of the Crazy 88, who form some kind of grotesque army and attack the Bride to get their arms and legs back. The Bride obviously swats them off easily but we get a kick-ass action sequence in the deal. Maybe one of them is also called Bill.
We would like to present our own theory:
Quentin Tarantino keeps teasing fans with ‘Kill Bill III’ every couple of years, until fans, maddened by the relentless expectation actually hunt him down and go “Reservoir Dogs” on him. A secret camera crew films it, and it turns out Kill Bill was self referential for his career after all.
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