Aaron Johnson talks Kick-Ass 2

Says it will be a hard R

Kick-Ass 2 is steadily moving forward, with Universal having given the project the green light and replaced Matthew Vaughn with Jeff Wadlow in the director’s chair. Aaron Johnson has also confirmed his involvement, and has been discussing what we can expect from the much-anticipated follow-up.

“It’s pretty much set to go, this Fall,” says the star. “I think now Chloë [Moretz] and Chris [Mintz-Plasse] are on board. I’m certainly set up to do it. Jeff Wadlow is to direct. Yeah, I think it’s going to happen.”

When asked as to whether he has taken a look at the new script, Johnson confirmed that he has, and that in terms of R-rated violence and sweariness, “it keeps the standard from the first film.” He also makes the point that Vaughn’s involvement as producer should ensure the two films feel suitably similar in both tone and quality.

“I think that’s why Matthew Vaughn has got his name all over this one, as well,” he says of the demand for a second film. “The only way he was ever going to make a sequel was if it could be anywhere close to the first one, and keep that class and that quality, and just maintain something original and new and refreshing. And this script delivers all of that, right now. I’m excited to get back in the suit.”

Creator Mark Millar recently confirmed that the story will follow Mintz-Plasse’s character as he begins to follow in the footsteps of his villainous father, pitting him against Hit-Girl and Kick-Ass once more. The film is expected to arrive at some point in 2013, with a release date yet to be confirmed.

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Comments

    • SiMan

      Jun 18th 2012, 13:21

      Recently read the second book and have to say i was a little underwhelmed by it. It didn't seem to have the same flow and energy as the first one and to be honest i'm not sure it would make a particularly good film. Wonder how much of it they'd change too.

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    • Ali1748

      Jun 18th 2012, 17:19

      I am really not digging this, Kick a*s works as a stand alone movie IMO.

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    • Driver643

      Jun 18th 2012, 18:49

      I hope it will maintain the high standards of the first- which is my favorite Superhero film by some distance- but I doubt it. Sequels very rarely surpass the original, and so maybe it would have been better leaving it alone, as it will be difficult to recapture the 'fresh' feel that Kick-a*s held over the endless Superhero movies thrown our way... Still, if they do manage to pull it off, I will be delighted!!

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    • deedeedragons

      Jun 19th 2012, 1:02

      Is he still with that woman that latched on to him?

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    • Kellend11

      Jun 19th 2012, 12:03

      Seriously, why Jeff Wadlow? and @deedeedragons - yeah he is, had their second child together...creepy

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    • Ali1748

      Jun 19th 2012, 18:03

      Yeah what is with Johnson marrying that woman in her 40's ? I don't mean to be vulgar but he could have as much a*s as he wanted right now.

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