Kick Ass 2 has been in limbo for some time now. On one hand, comic book creator Mark Millar has been confident it’s going to be made, whilst co-writer’ and co-producer’ Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughan (also director) left us guessing about the project – or at least her part in the project. But today, Mark Millar has confimed the shooting schedule of Kick Ass 2.
But Millar wasn’t always confident of the project’s positive status. In May lasyt year, he implied that it wasn’t going to happen:
Everyone says we’re doing Kick-Ass 2 but… the weird thing about Kick-Ass 2 is I’d love to do it, because I enjoyed it so much, but I’m a big believer that if you’re going to do a sequel it’s got to be as good as the first one if not better. I just don’t know how I could…
My business brain just says do Kick-Ass 2, shoot it and get it out there and it would make a lot of money but I really do love that movie. It was a special moment to me making that film and I don’t want to spoil it. I’m not saying it’s as good as Pulp Fiction but I think it would be weird if Tarantino did Pulp Fiction 2. Everything that made Kick-Ass original and fun, if you do it again, it would be cras…
Regardless, Millar told Scottish newspaper The Daily Record that “We shoot Kick-Ass 2 and American Jesus this summer”. This of course means the film is likely to be released late 2013 or earlier 2014.
As we all suspected, there’s no mention of previous collaborators – Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughan – involvement which confirms the story last month that they definitely wouldn’t be returning for Kick Ass 2, but I don’t necessarily think that’s a bad think. Okay, the first movie was good and a success and I do respect both Goldman and Vaughan’s work but the original Kick Ass was very much a ‘Hollywood movie’ and veered away from the comic book story considerably. Perhaps without Goldman and Vaughan, Millar will have more control over story content and we’ll finally get a movie mimicking the comic book. At least, that’s my hope.
There’s no definite confirmations as to whether either Aaron Johnson or Chloe Moretz will reprise there roles, but it is highly likely they will.
What about you? Looking forward to Kick Ass 2? Think it’ll work without Goldman and Vaughan? Please let me know in the comments section below!
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