Quentin Tarantino has revealed that he would like to cast Uma Thurman’s daughter, Maya Hawke, in a potential third Kill Bill film.
The 58-year-old filmmaker appeared on Tuesday’s episode of The Joe Rogan Experience and spoke about his ideas regarding a third feature in the heavily stylized action throwback series.
The Once Upon A Time In Hollywood director is currently planning to end his career after completing production on his upcoming tenth film and is currently mulling over potential projects to take on.
Big plans: Quentin Tarantino recently revealed that he would like to cast Uma Thurman’s daughter, Maya Hawke, in a potential third Kill Bill film during Tuesday’s episode of The Joe Rogan Experience
Tarantino initially told the podcast powerhouse about his ideas regarding the potential setup of the project, which would take place after 2004’s Kill Bill Volume 2.
‘I think it’s just revisiting the characters twenty years later and just imagining the Bride and her daughter, B.B, having 20 years of peace, and then that peace is shattered,’ he remarked.
The filmmaker went on to note that the idea of having the 22-year-old actress, with whom he worked on Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, working with her mother was particularly exciting to him.
He continued, ‘And now The Bride and B.B are on the run and just the idea of being able to cast Uma [Thurman] and cast her daughter Maya [Hawke] in the thing would be f***ing exciting.’
Plot details: The highly influential filmmaker expressed that The Bride and her daughter B.B would have been given ’20 years of peace, and then that peace is shattered’; Hawke is seen at the 77th Venice Film Festival in September of 2020
Keeping it going: Tarantino previously worked with Hawke on his flick Once Upon A Time In Hollywood; she is seen with her mother in 2019
The Academy Award-winning director then gave Rogan a few more plot details concerning the direction of the feature and teased the return of several old characters.
‘Elle Driver is still out there, Sophie Fatale got her arm cut off, but she’s still out there. They all got Bill’s money. Actually, Gogo had a twin sister Shiaki and so her twin sister could show up,’ he said.
Tarantino has publicly teased Kill Bill Volume 3 in the years ever since the second feature’s release, although he has opted to work on other projects.
Plot details about the feature remain speculative, although he has discussed bringing back the daughter of Vernita Green, played by Vivica A. Fox, who was killed during the first feature.
Staying open: Tarantino has previously teased the development of a third Kill Bill film in the years since the last feature’s release; he is pictured at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards in 2020
The actress spoke about her pick for the role during a sit-down with Express and expressed that her ideal choice was qualified to take on the part for a very specific reason.
She said: ‘I think they should go after the young girl who did it, Ambrosia Kelley…If not, if I could have my dream daughter? Zendaya. She’s tall, she’s got those long legs; she would kick a**!’
The development of the potential feature was hampered for nearly two decades by a controversy concerning the involvement of Kill Bill’s 51-year-old lead in a car accident during the production of the second movie.
The performer was set to drive a vehicle for a specific scene and felt uncomfortable doing so before the director assured her that the safety protocols on set would keep her safe during the shoot.
New blood: Vivica A. Fox, who appeared as Vernita Green in the first feature, recently expressed that she would like Zendaya to portray her daughter in a potential third film; the Euphoria star is seen at the 93rd Annual Academy Awards in April
Protracted development: Work on a potential third Kill Bill feature has been hampered over the past few years due to a controversy regarding a destructive car crash involving Thurman that occurred during production
However, Thurman was seriously injured when her car hit a tree and ultimately received multiple injuries, including a concussion and knee damage.
The entire incident was caught on camera, and when the actress asked for the footage, she claims she was informed by Miramax that it would only be given to her if she gave up her rights to pursue claims related to the crash, which she refused.
The Pulp Fiction actress and Tarantino remained on unfriendly terms for years afterward and only reconciled after the company released the footage following multiple accusations of sexual abuse being brought against Harvey Weinstein.
Back together: Thurman and Tarantino only reconciled after Miramax released footage of the crash following multiple accusations of sexual misconduct being brought against studio head Harvey Weinstein
During a 2018 interview with Deadline, the filmmaker spoke about the events surrounding the crash and expressed that the incident still brought him shame nearly twenty years after it occurred.
‘I told her it would be safe. And it wasn’t. I was wrong. I didn’t force her into the car. She got into it because she trusted me. And she believed me…it is one of the biggest regrets of my life,’ he noted.
The Reservoir Dogs director also elaborated on his feelings and remarked that the crash and its follow-ups had added a downside to two of his most successful projects.
‘We held hands on this movie all the way through the entire march of it. We made it side by side and one of the things that me and Uma are lamenting is, this tarnishes Kill Bill’s legacy,’ Tarantino said.
Not-so-fond memory: Tarantino spoke about the incident during an interview with Deadline and remarked that the crash and its subsequent handling was ‘one of the biggest regrets of my life’; he is pictured in 2020