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.”