Mark Millar has an exit strategy for Kick-Ass the movie (and presumably the comic book). What is it? To end after the third chapter.
But how will it end?
The subject was broached in an interview with the very awesome SFX Magazine, whilst he was there to talk about the exciting X-Men Days of Future Past movie which is sounding nothing less than fantastical with each passing news story.
“Kick-Ass 3 is going to be the last one,” he declared. “I told Universal this and they asked me, ‘What does that mean?’ I said, ‘It means that this is where it all ends.’ They said, ‘Do they all die at the end?’ I said, ‘Maybe’ – because this is a realistic superhero story.”
As many comic book aficionado’s will already know, the Kick-Ass comic book is whole lot grimmer than the movie. Essentially, the comic book isn’t an Hollywood movie: Dave (Kick-Ass) doesn’t get the girl and they don’t ride off into the sunset. He just remains the sad geek he’s always been – with a couple of severe beatings under his belt.
Perhaps this WILL be how the comic book ends. But the movies? I can’t see it. It might be in the script an’ all, but will Universal change it to be more consumable by the general public? I don’t doubt it.
In the interview, Millar went on to say, “And if someone doesn’t have a bullet proof vest like Superman and doesn’t have Batman’s millions then eventually he id going to turn the wrong corner and get his head kicked in or get shot in the face.”
“So Kick-Ass needs to reflect that,” he concludes. “There has to be something dramatic at the end, he cannot do this for the rest of his life.”
Kick Ass 2: Balls to the Wall is scheduled to be released on 28th June 2013.
Should Kick-Ass be stopped after the third run – either comic books or movies? Did you read Kick-Ass 2? If so, like it? Will you be watching the second movie? Let me know in the comments below! It’d be awesome to hear what you have to say!
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