Mark Millar talks Kick-Ass 2

“Re-forming the band again would be impossible”

 
Mark Millar has been talking about the sequel to Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass and it sounds like there are still a few hurdles to overcome before it can start production. 
 
“The thing about the first movie is that it kind of exploded all our careers. People forget, but this was a $28m indie movie made in the UK. It grossed $100m at theatres and made the same again and more on DVD and Blu-ray and got amazing reviews. So everybody involved suddenly got hired for a million different things, and re-forming the band again would be impossible,” he told the Los Angeles Times
 
Surely the cast would be up for a return in Kick-Ass 2
 
“Hopefully, we can use the same actors if and when we do a sequel, but getting Matthew to direct or Jane to write a movie at this budget would be very difficult because they’re superstars now and they have projects of their own,” Millar said. 
 
“But there’s a window because the actors are all supposed to be in high school and if this came out after 2013, for example, that window would have closed.” 
 
So how does he see things progressing? 
 
“I’d imagine, if this happens any time soon, that Matthew will produce and possibly co-write, like George Lucas did with The Empire Strikes Back, and hire a new director.” 
 
Just when TF is giving up all hope of seeing Kick-Ass 2 come to life, Millar throws us a lifeline: “I obviously know more than I can say, but I think people will be pretty happy with the conversations we’ve been having.” 
 
Phew! 

Still stoked to see a Kick-Ass sequel? Horrified that the characters might be recast? Tell us below!

Comments

    • MikeyRix

      Sep 22nd 2011, 22:56

      Ohthankfukk. I loved the first one and I did mental backflips when I heard there would be a sequel, so there's some light left in the Arctic gloom!

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    • mcghater

      Sep 23rd 2011, 11:36

      millar seems keen but goldman apparently wants nothing to do with it........so she can go fu ck herself the self important co w vaughn i doubt will direct maybe millar can do that who knows but KA 2 needs to happen soon

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    • badger86

      Sep 23rd 2011, 11:58

      mcghater, where did you hear that? you may well be right but as far as i knew her and mr Vaughn are both incredibly busy, its not that she doesn't want to have anything to do with it, but they both have a lot on their plates. "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." I can understand them not wanting to jump straight in to a sequel anyway the first was a surprise to everyone, no one quite new what to expect. I'm not sure it would be easy or wise to try and repeat that trick.

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    • badger86

      Sep 23rd 2011, 11:59

      Also, mark miller directing? Please no! its a dangerous game allowing a creator to direct his/her own work. Most of the time it fails.

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    • JamieTSB

      Sep 23rd 2011, 12:28

      It could quite happily be another of those great movies that never gets a sequel. Keep the comics rolling, but hold fire on the movie. Leave it be, just like Buckaroo Banzai!

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    • mcghater

      Sep 23rd 2011, 13:00

      badger was in digital spy

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    • TurnIntoTheSpin

      Sep 23rd 2011, 13:01

      I agree with Badger, Millar cannot direct it...i mean just look at Frank Millers efforts

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    • Hadouken76

      Sep 23rd 2011, 20:06

      Goldman? That chick with the big..erm Hendricks, who is married to a guy who collects toys, comics and leaves dirty phone messages to 18yr old gran-daughters... he sounds legit.

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    • Ali1748

      Sep 25th 2011, 22:16

      Goldman is extremely busy at the moment, her career is the one that's really exploded these past couple years. She's now the breadwinner in the Ross household.

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    • Riccolo7

      Feb 14th 2012, 23:06

      Hurry Up And make the Sequel ALREADY!!! You're window of opportunity to make an absurd amount of money is running real short ! And NO.....I would definitely NOT re-cast at this point. Changing the lead characters of the film this soon, would only p**s off your entire fan base. Introducing new teen characters in the sequel at some point would probably be smart, if you're aiming for a full film trilogy. Hit-Girl is a MUST! Without her, don't even waste your time or money towards making a sequel. How about a little "sister" for Hit-Girl????

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