Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall Scheduled to Begin Production in 2011
05.08.10 by BJSprecher
Even though director Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass didn't quite have the opening numbers that everyone was anticipating, it has grossed over $73 million at the worldwide box office on a $30 million production budget, which makes it seem like a good candidate for a sequel. Apparently, the movie's producers agree, announcing that Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall is on the way.
Mark Millar, the prolific writer who created the Kick-Ass comic book that inspired the movie, first announced back in December 2009 that he was working on a comic book sequel that would provide the plot for the movie sequel, if one were to be made. Now, in a press release posted on Millar's personal web-site announcing his latest publishing venture, CLiNT Magazine, it has been revealed for the first time that the movie sequel will be going into production next year.
Millar is also launching his sequel to the hit Kick-Ass movie in the first issue of the comic. Kick-Ass 2: Balls To The Wall has been scheduled for production in 2011 for a 2012 cinema release, but fans of the first movie can find out what happens two years in advance by picking up CLiNT.
The press release did not say if Kick-Ass stars Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Chloe Moretz would be reprising their roles; however, it seems likely that they all signed multi-picture deals. Vaughn recently signed on to direct X-Men: First Class, a prequel to the X-Men, but it is scheduled for a summer 2011 release, giving him plenty of time to fit Kick-Ass 2 into his schedule.