It’s been a while now since we’ve heard anything about the possibility of a follow-up to Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass. When the movie first hit theatres back in April of 2010, a sequel seemed like a foregone conclusion; even though the movie only made about $48 million domestically, the international box office doubled that number. That being said, for some reason Kick-Ass 2 feels less likely to happen as more time goes by and Matthew Vaughn becomes occupied with other projects. Well, this week, Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar has finally spoken up, insisting that not only is the sequel still happening but it will also shoot sometime this summer. It sounds promising, but still you have to wonder… why have Lionsgate and Matthew Vaughn been so silent on the matter?
Millar spoke to The Daily Record in Scotland on Sunday, and made the following statement about the proposed sequel, Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall:
“We shoot Kick-Ass 2 and American Jesus this summer. Then Matthew and I have Secret Service, which is a neddy James Bond.”
American Jesus refers to a comic he wrote in 2004 that is sort of a modern retelling of the Book of Revelation about a kid who finds out that he is essentially Jesus Christ. Secret Service, on the other hand, is described by Millar as “My Fair Lady meets James Bond,” and revolves around a London rioter who is trained to become a gentleman spy. It was previously announced that Matthew Vaughn is attached to adapt both of these, and Millar seems to imply that he is also involved in Kick-Ass 2, but there’s just one problem: we already know that he’s directing the sequel to X-Men: First Class as well.
It also seems like it will be somewhat difficult to bring back some of the first film’s stars, in particular Chloe Moretz, who is now in high demand after also starring in Let Me In and Hugo. With no one officially signed on as of yet, it seems unlikely that the sequel will be ready to go before cameras this summer. Mark Millar is certainly known for talking a big game, so it’s quite possible that this is just wishful thinking. Do you think we’ll see a Kick-Ass sequel, and are you looking forward to it?