- KICK-ASS 2
With a sequel to the original comic book series hitting the stands, creator Mark Millar tells The LA Times' Hero Complex that he's already got the ending of the third and final miniseries planned and has since the very first Kick-Ass. Meanwhile, on the movie front, a sequel could finally be moving forward.
"I obviously know more than I can say," Millar teases, "but I think people will be pretty happy with the conversations we’ve been having."
Millar also confirms that, while it's unlikely that Matthew Vaughn will return as a director, he could very well produce and potentially co-write a second film.
"[E]verybody involved suddenly got hired for a million different things," he explains, "and re-forming the band again would be impossible. Hopefully, we can use the same actors if and when we do a sequel, but getting Matthew [Vaughn] to direct or Jane to write a movie at this budget would be very difficult because they’re superstars now and they have projects of their own... But there’s a window because the actors are all supposed to be in high school and if this came out after 2013, for example, that window would have closed."
The original Kick-Ass, released in 2010, grossed $98 million worldwide. Vaughn, who directed that film, went on to direct this year's X-Men: First Class.