Aaron Johnson Counters Kick-Ass 2 Starting in "Nine Months"
09.21.10 by Ryan
Earlier this month, comic book writer Mark Millar said a sequel to Kick-Ass will begin in "nine months," after director Matthew Vaughn finished work on his upcoming X-Men: First Class adaptation. Moviefone caught up with Kick-Ass actor Aaron Johnson, who revealed that the wait for the sequel, titled Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall, could be a little longer than Millar stated.
Mark Millar's very enthusiastic about it, yeah, definitely. I mean, I think he's sort of set it up for a second one, but it kind of goes through Matthew Vaughn, and what have you, and they're not going to make one any time soon.... The way I heard was that we were going to wait... They're going to hold off and wait for that anticipation, I suppose.
Johnson maintains that Millar's movie schedule is quite full at the moment, and isn't sure if Millar would have a part for the actor in Nemesis, yet another adaptation of one of his comic books.
He's doing tons, though. He's doing War Heroes and, you know, Wanted 2 I thought they were going to film, but they obviously haven't done that yet.
Johnson is correct, Millar has several adaptations of his comics lined up, but some seem more ready than others. Nemesis is currently casting, with Tony Scott lined up to direct. Wanted 2 hit a snag when Angelina Jolie dropped out of the sequel, though Millar maintained in March that the sequel will move on without her.
War Heroes is another comic book property of Millar's which was purchased by Sony in 2008, but has languished ever since. Kick-Ass 2 seems like it has more momentum, but considering Millar's penchant for hyperbole, it's hard to know whether he or Johnson are correct. We'll know in about nine months.