Comic Book Creator Says Kick-Ass 2 Will Shoot This Summer
02.21.12 by Ryan
Since the 2010 adaptation of Kick-Ass hit theaters, executive producer and comic book co-creator Mark Millar has been extremely confident that a sequel was on its way, announcing less than a month after Kick-Ass opened that Kick-Ass 2 was going to start production in 2011. Of course, that hasn't happened yet, but the closest Millar has come to saying that Kick-Ass 2 probably won't happen is admitting last September that Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn and screenwriter Jane Goldman might not return for another installment after the success of X-Men: First Class.
Goldman took it a step further in January saying that she was "a little on the fence" about "whether the movie itself needs a sequel," adding that Vaughn had "somebody" in mind to write and direct a sequel, though she didn't mention that person by name. Whether that mysterious person has agreed to work on the sequel is unknown, but Millar is at it again with Kick-Ass 2, telling Scotland's The Daily Record that the sequel will now start shooting this summer.
We shoot Kick-Ass 2 and American Jesus this summer. Then Matthew [Vaughn] and I have Secret Service, which is a neddy James Bond.
From Millar's comments, it would seem that Vaughn could be attached to working on Kick-Ass 2 and even the adaptation of Millar's comic book American Jesus, though that is unconfirmed. THR did report last October that Vaughn holds the movie rights to Millar's comic book series Superior, as well as the upcoming Secret Service; which will follow a regular citizen being recruited into Mi6 and becomes a spy. The first issue of Secret Service will be released by Marvel's Icon imprint in April, and the Scottish comic book writer said that he and Vaughn are "halfway through the script."
We [Vaughn and Millar] came up with this idea of a wee ned who becomes a gentleman spy, ditching his trainers for his Savile Row suits and being taught how to speak properly. The reason he gets chosen is that a guy like that is disposable. I am a massive Bond fan and Secret Service is like My Fair Lady meets James Bond. I am halfway through the comic and Matthew and I are halfway through the script. There is a good role for a 50-something actor to play an older gentleman spy training this young kid.
Millar is no stranger to hyping his own comments but has been surprisingly quiet about Kick-Ass 2 on his Twitter. Considering no director or screenwriter has been named for Kick-Ass 2, we're going to consider Millar's talk of the sequel as another round of wishful thinking. In fact, with the spy element included in X-Men: First Class, we're betting that Secret Service sees the light of day before Kick-Ass 2, despite Millar's second volume of the Kick-Ass comic book selling well.
What do you think? Do you want a Kick-Ass sequel?