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04th Jul 2023

Two much-anticipated sequels officially killed off this week

Rory Cashin

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On the plus side, it looks like we are getting a huge blockbuster sequel nobody was expecting.

A bit of rollercoaster for film fans this week, so let us get straight into it with the bad news…

First up, Quentin Tarantino has officially killed off the idea of Kill Bill Vol.3. There had been talk ever since Vol.2 arrived in 2004, mostly prompted by Tarantino himself, that a sequel set 20 years later would tell the story of the daughter of Vernita Green (Vivica A. Fox) hunting down Beatrix (Uma Thurman), after she was murdered in front of her in the first Kill Bill movie.

However, when chatting to DeMorgan this week and they asked about the potential sequel, Tarantino re-affirmed that his next movie, The Movie Critic, would be his final movie ever:

“I don’t see [Kill Bill Vol.3] happening. My last film is about a film critic, a male critic. And he plays in the 70s.”

And secondly, this week Simon Pegg also confirmed that there would be no Shaun Of The Dead 2. The zom-rom-com from 2004 is a huge fan favourite, and while it does feature as part of what is called the Cornetto Trilogy – alongside Hot Fuzz and The World’s End, all co-starring Nick Frost and written/directed by Edgar Wright – it is the movie that he is asked most about potentially getting a sequel.

Well, you can stop asking, as he told The Guardian this week:

“If I ever do an Instagram Live or whatever, people are always like, ‘I need Shaun of the Dead 2 in my life’. And I’m like, ‘No, you don’t f**king need Shaun of the Dead 2! The last thing you need is Shaun of the Dead 2! It’s done. Move on!'”

On the plus side, it does seem like we are getting a sequel that very few people were actually expecting, but everyone should be hyped for. While it is yet to be 100% confirmed, rumours are swirling that Warner Bros. has lit the greenlight on Dune: Part Three.

Within reports by Deadline and CBR, following the recent release of the Dune: Part Two trailer, which referred to the upcoming sequel as the “second pic in a planned three-film saga”, it looks as if Part Three will be an adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel Dune: Messiah.

This actually happening will likely depend on the box office success of Part Two, but chances are good it will do extremely well. Part One, released mid-pandemic, made $402 million at the global box office, won six of the 11 Oscars it was nominated for, and has only proven to garner more acclaim in the two years since its release.

Dune: Part Two will arrive in cinemas on Friday, 3 November this year.

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