Jane Goldman and Mark Millar Discuss the Possibility of Kick-Ass 2
06.09.11 by Ryan
Scottish comic book writer and friend to hyperbole Mark Millar has been unwaveringly confident that there will be a sequel to 2010's Kick-Ass, based on the comic book series that Millar co-created. A month after Kick-Ass was released last year, Millar said that the sequel, titled Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall, has been "scheduled for production in 2011" and followed by saying last September that the sequel was "nine months away" from production, starting as soon as Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn finished his work on X-Men: First Class.
Kick-Ass screenwriter Jane Goldman, who also wrote First Class with Vaughn, has been less confident about Kick-Ass 2, publicly stating in January that she wasn't currently working on a Kick-Ass 2 script and, in April, revealed that a sequel may not happen at all.
In a video interview with IGN, both Goldman and Millar talk about the possibility of a Kick-Ass sequel, with Goldman maintaining that she and Vaughn are not working on one, while Millar contrasts her statement saying "we knew from day one we were doing a sequel" and that the sequel might require another director since Vaughn is a "Spielberg-y kind of level director."
For the record, Vaughn revealed last month that he "might" do a Kick-Ass sequel, while agreeing with Goldman's statements from the IGN interview that he would have to find a way to make the sequel better than the first movie if he were to do another.
Kick-Ass followed high school student Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) who decides to become a costumed vigilante named Kick-Ass, eventually teaming with another costumed youth named Hit-Girl (Chloe Moretz). Millar's second comic book series saw Kick-Ass put together a team of costumed vigilantes to take on the group of "supervillains" put together by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse).