Kick-Ass Screenwriter Says Sequel May Not Happen
Posted 04.05.11 by BrentJS
More bad news for fans of director Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass, the live-action adaptation of the comic book created by Mark Millar. Despite Millar's assertion back in September that Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall would go into production "in nine months"—which would put the start date in June of this year, after Vaughn's work on X-Men: First Class is completed—title star Aaron Johnson said only a few weeks later that he had heard that "they're not going to make one any time soon." Then, both Chloe Moretz and Lyndsy Fonseca publicly expressed their doubts about Millar's timeline.
It seemed like Millar might turn out to be right after all when it was reported in January that Kick-Ass screenwriter Jane Goldman was "working on the script" for the sequel, but Goldman quickly shot down the rumor, calling it "erroneous." Now, Goldman has revealed to Absolute Radio (via DigitalSpy) that the sequel may not happen at all.
I don't think it's going to happen. At the moment, it's not in the works. We're all doing different things at the moment. We would love to do it again, but we've all been pulled in different directions.