‘Kick-Ass 2′ Director Talks Mid-Credits Scene & Original Ending

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With Kick-Ass 2 now in theaters (read our review), fans have had a chance to reconnect with Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl in their battle against the maniacal Chris D’Amico, a.k.a., The Motherf*cker. If you haven’t seen the film, please be warned:

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The mid-credits scene of Kick-Ass 2 reveals that The Motherf*ckr – thought to have been consumed by a shark during his climatic battle with Kick-Ass – is still alive and kicking. Well, maybe not kicking, as Chris D’Amico (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) is left severely mutilated with no arms or legs. However, in interviews with Kick-Ass 2 writer/director Jeff Wadlow and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, we learned that the fate of The Motherf*cker originally took a very different turn – not just in the film, but in the comic book as well.

In the Kick-Ass 2 comic, The Motherf*cker’s reign of terror in Times Square ends with him mortally wounded, but alive – much like in the movie. However, Wadlow revealed that series creator Mark Millar originally had the villain die at the end of the second volume of the comics – a decision Wadlow objected to, due to the popularity of Mintz-Plasse’s portrayal of the character in the film universe. With a Kick-Ass 3 comic series on the way, and a feature-film conceivably in the cards to follow, Wadlow is keeping his eye on the sanctity of the franchise:

Jeff Wadlow: …Mark was finishing the comic book as I was writing the script, I read all his scripts but they were still drawing it and he was still planning the Hit-Girl spinoff. Initially – I don’t think I’ve ever told anyone this before – I saw an early outline and Chris completely died at the end of ‘Kick-Ass 2.’ I emailed Mark and asked, ‘what are you doing?! You can’t kill Chris. Aren’t you thinking of a third one? Weren’t we talking about a third movie we can’t do it without Chris – he’s a corner of the triangle.’ Mark was like, ‘no he’s such a bad guy, he’s gotta die.’ And I said, ‘no, no, no, no figure it out. You can punish him for being bad, maybe he loses his legs or something like that – but he’s gotta be alive in the end.’

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The saga of Kick-Ass has always been a curious one; ever since the first volume was adapted into a cult-hit film, there has been a clear synergistic link between the development of the books and the films – much in the same way that the success of the 300 movie adaptation “inspired” creator Frank Miller to write a second volume of the comic, which in turn serves as the source material behind the upcoming sequel film, 300: Rise of an Empire.

Ever since comic book movies became ‘the new blockbusters,’ comic books have undergone a curious transformation. Once a haven of creative freedom and innovation, the demands of supporting tentpole film franchises has given most of the major properties a slick corporate-minded makeover (see: DC’s “New 52” or Marvel’s “Marvel NOW!” reboots). Kick-Ass is clearly no different – but the question is: Are you okay with the Hollywood influencing the direction of comics, or should the two be completely separate sandboxes?

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Well, there is one group that will undoubtedly be happy with the new multi-platform mentality of comic book creators: working actors. Take, for instance, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who was very vocal in his support of the ‘Save The Motherf*cker’ campaign Wadlow started:

Christopher Mintz-Plasse: Thank you Jeff, thank you. If there is a third one, thank you.

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  1. Well, it gives Mintz-Plasse something to do until his talent is recognised in a more serious movie.

    • Nothing of value in hollywood can ever have a true organic end, which is true to itself. Most of the time they must change the end for the worse, so they can make more money with progressively poor sequels,rather than allow an ending to be the best it can be, and god forbid the end of a big budget movie could be surprising! I loved kick ass but the first time i saw it at the movies, some part of me hoped it would flop,so that i could enjoy it for what it was, and not have to suffer artistically watered down sequels. Sorry people but if you find a movie or tv series you love, and it hits the big time your f**ked, no matter how good it is in the beginning, success inevitably dooms it to becoming a endless 10 year soap that stopped being the thing you loved 5 movies or 8 seasons ago.
      P.S sorry for using phrases like organic and true to itself.

      • you can not watch the sequels if you choose to. nobody is making you go.

  2. I don’t know. With Kick-Ass you can get away with it because the outlandishness of these stories come from character traits more than the fiction. But DC and Marvel taking cues from studios is a bad thing. Some ideas only work on a comic book page. If comic books writers start writing for movies and tv it would gimp their creative freedom. I like the current set up. Let the comics run wild and have creative film-makers work around that while faithfully adapting it to the screen.

    • I guess it depends on the writers involved because you could make pretty much anything work unless the restrictions were incredibly severe (which I doubt would be the case with comic book movies).

      TDK trilogy worked well under the “what could happen and what’s plausible if this were real life” limitations while Marvel and Sony have worked with the “realistic but still fantastical” blueprint and movies like Kick-Ass just go all out ridiculous and over the top in much the same way as the Saints Row videogames did when Grand Theft Auto went ultra serious and realistic.

  3. I didn’t like this movie, it felt like an empty shell of it’s former self.

    • @dr mindbender. I normally 100% agree with your stance on stuff… But not this time, kick Ass 2 was AWESOME!!!

      • That’s the awesome thing about opinions, isn’t it?

        I adore the original, which could be why I’m so critical about this one.

        IMHO, I feel like this one is incoherent and can’t make up it’s mind. I felt like the movie kept changing identities over and over and over.

        For example: the s**t scene. I feel it would have been much funnier if approached slightly more serious. The amount of s**t coming out of that girl was nothing short of comically ridiculous. One of the many reasons I feel like this movie suffers an identity crisis.

        • I don’t understand why everyone keeps saying “it seems like it doesn’t know where it’s going.”
          Have you read the comics? I would wager if the movies continue we have not seen the last of Uncle Ralph. As for Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl, seems to me they will return when the need arises.
          In a world with no seen justice (not unlike the feel of our world today) They will rise again… much to the disapproval of elitist, moral hypocrites, and other ninnies. Sure they may get a really bad director and produce a crappy movie in the future, but this one was pretty freakin’ awesome, even without the wholesale mob massacre of the original. Hit-Girl still rocks and Kick-Ass is coming into his own, what do you want from a sequel?

  4. Terrible actor anyway.

  5. Apparently the Kick Ass series is going to have Magneto syndrome. I. E. the same bad villain throughout the entire trilogy.

    • Magneto’s a bad villain?

      He’s a guy who suffered through the Holocaust and despite those experiences, is aiming to do the same with a human Holocaust to save the mutant race. Lots of potential for great movie plots if you get the right person to write it.

      Don’t assume the character is bad just because the previous X-Men movies had poor writing to make him seem that way.

      • Magneto isn’t bad… but the Xmen universe as many other villians they should be giving some screen time to.

        • Magneto is the greatest villain in the X-Men Universe. As the previous poster stated he was a Holocaust survivor, who in turns wants to create his own Holocaust at the same time, but he is also a very good friend to Charles Xavier, even though politically and morally they are on opposite sides, which means these two men, who respect one another greatly, must fight each other. Don’t get me wrong, I love Apocalypse and Sinister, probably my favorites from a comic viewpoint, but from my literary viewpoint there is much more depth with Magneto.

        • I agree. Magneto is far and away my favorite X-villain, but there are a slew of other great characterz they can use; Magneto’s Acolytes, Apocalypse and the Alliance of Evil or Clan Akkaba, or the Four Horsemen, or the Dark Riders, or all of the aforementioned, Sinister and the Marauderz, Proteus, the Hellfire Club and/or the Hellions, Bastion, Nimrod, The Reavers, The U-Men, the Nasty Boyz, Children of the Vault, the Mutant Liberation Front, Sauron and the Savage Land Mutatez, Mojo, Cassandra Nova, Vulcan, etc.
          With Fifty yearz of continuity there is far too much to choose from to justify sticking with the same villain throughout.
          In my humbled opinion at least.

    • LOL. I thought the same thing. Grrr.. No more MF’kr, Magneto or Doc Doom

    • Read the two issues that are out of the third part of the comics and you’ll change your statement.

    • Considering the first two had two different villains (Frank and Chris D’Amico, respectively) and that there’s no indication that Chris is gonna attempt to get back at Dave and Mindy, or that he’s even in capacity of doing so, then no.
      Even if they were gonna pull some weird sh*t to get the Motherf*cker back as villain, your scenario still is impossible since Chris was just an deficient henchman at best in the first.

  6. Don’t make a third one

  7. The more I read Jeff Wadlow’s interviews, the more I don’t like him. His movie directing resume is rather poor and yet telling Mark Millar to find a way to keep Chris alive and then saying they picked him to direct the sequel because they wanted a “real director and writer”. At best he is a mediocre director and only left in very basic elements in Kick-Ass 2 to suck out all the charm and charisma that made the first one so great.

    • The book version of what happened to him is brilliant and totally fits with his character. The movie version is quite similar.

  8. I do not feel that there is a need for a third Kick-Ass movie I really enjoyed both of them and the second is better than the first. It was more realistic. If you want to see fantasy and enjoy some escapism then watch Marvel movies. Kick-Ass improved over time while Iron Man got worse with the second and slightly better with the third.

    • I couldn’t disagree with this more.

      I would recommend Iron Man 3 waaaaaaay before I would recommend Kick Ass 2, and by no means what-so-ever am I a very big fan of Iron Man 3.

      I found Kick Ass 2 to be an incoherent mess.

      • What are you smoking sir? This was the definition of 5 star entertainment!

      • I agree with MarkBartlett…this is just pure dumb fun…stop thinking so hard and enjoy it for entertainment like it’s meant to be.

        • That’s a poor argument. ANY movie with that logic can be a 5/5. There’s no space for criticism as soon as you tell someone else to turn off their brain. Face it, there are a lot more movies out there with a lot more heart and substance to it while still being all about the fun.

          • I didn’t think it was a ‘brain off’ movie for the record. I though it balanced several genres with real skill while simultaneously still managing to find its heart and character development. It’s an easy, pop-punk watch… Noisy enough to annoy old people, catchy enough to be on the radio… For lack if a better analogy.

            • “For lack OF”

  9. Why does this site keep calling it a mid credit scene? It plays after the credits… AFTER!!!!!!!

    • @Greedy

      Yah, I came here to say this…

    • Not always. Some come after the initial credits but before the main/full credits. Others take place after all the credits have rolled and the lights come on. By then everyone has left. Mid credits are best. I waited ages for the IM3 one and it really wasn’t worth it. IMO

    • Was it at the very, very, end? Or after the main credits. Apologies if I misremembered…

      • Very end, right before the blue screen with the R rating.

  10. I love how according to this movie, smashing someone’s face in with a bat, cutting and stabbing people with knives, breaking their limbs, cutting limbs off, having a dog chew on someone’s balls, is all good and dandy, but when Carrey’s character pulls out a gun they all freak out… LMAO, so freakin’ stupid…

  11. the first movie was a hacked up abortion of the original comic so why would the sequel be any better? The first just depressed me and the jet pack idiocy was the final nail in that coffin.

  12. In terms of a third film – it still gives a possibility of having a redemption in store for MF – which seems to be the way the movies have been establishing his character.

    In the first movie he was a hero and a villain
    In the second movie he was a villain
    In the third movie he’ll likely be a hero or just a civilian caught in the chaos.

    Better to keep him alive also – killing off the villain will simply just idolise him.

  13. I say get the guy who did their fights and let him do every fight scene in every American made film from now on.
    I thanked him for saving my eyes from quick cut scenes or shoulders and chins.

  14. Mark Millar is a HACK.

    that. is. all.

  15. Kickass2 was not better than the first. Took tremendous liberties to steer away from the comic book and that’s why imo made the first one such a better film. Stayed true to the comics while keeping its dark morbid humour. This one lacked source material. Although there were plenty of things that stood out (mostly mother russia and col. stars n stripes) I felt it was a weak sequel. It couldn’t even top the climax of the original.

  16. Hit girl was still pretty cool but not as edgy as her first time. Maybe she grew and her “potty mouth” became more accepted. but still….. wtf man. U expect a great follow up to a great movie….. iron man franchise sucked! I don’t care what the excuse. Mandarin is mandarin!!!!!

  17. Watching Kick-ass 2, really was a sensational film of this year..it cheered me up and of course I watched it twice… only to note certain scenes that I couldn’t understand when first watching it and also to see that final ending again …with the exception of not seeing after credit scene and also I fully understood what this movie genre is …its a comic book movie with a touch of comedy flavour also like the avengers but non candy like look on it …with Jim Carrey no longer apart of the franchise …such a shame and not a total lost …because I felt that he was still doing he’s signature slap stick techniques, where in Kick Ass comics, Colonel stars and stripes is a dead serious character not a figure of fun …
    With Hit-girl leaving New York from the movie, I never would of thought of another movie based on her own life after kick ass 2 “thanks to reading other people’s comments on blogs and etc on KA2″, even thou she has a mini series of herself, where Mindy still does her hit-girl thing instead of trying to be a normal child for her step dad and mother … I would not mind see a Hit-Girl movie …but only the future can tell whats going to happen for her and also Kick-ass 3. To see a Kick Ass 3 will be a farewell to the Kick-ass mythos and of course we are going to see a very different Dave Lizewski for those who seen the ending of Kick ass 2, I for one am very excited about but like all third instalment films, Kick-ass 3 might not be the best but, at least we journeyed through he’s life and times of being kick-ass,he adventures of being a real life superhero and of course this third instalment will be the WHAT IF of the Kick ass phenomenon …which we’ll have to wait and see.

  18. Kick-Ass 3: Kick-Ass Rises or The Age of Kick-Ass :D

  19. Enjoyed the movie a lot. They did however tame it down to the point where it barely grossed a profit. Violence in this particular story is not merely sensationalistic, but how with every act the stakes are raised. When this is lost or watered down the weight of the movie diminishes and it devolves into that Tank Girl genre(which I also like a lot), but I don’t mind seeing something different. Wadlow is caught up in ta nemesis fixation with Kickass and The Mother F#cker and failed to see how much bigger the next volumn could be. In retrospect Wadlow didn’t have the balls to kill the Motherf#cker , or risk having to tell the story without him. He also cut the dog kill scene, the rape, and the hanging of the cheerleaders(all in the comic). Millar was ready to up the stakes of craziness but Wadlow lacked faith in Millar’s creativity and instead of telling him To save The Mother F#cker he should have told him that this next volume has to be so great in order to justify the killing of TMF(as if Millar didn’t know already). Oh Mathew Vaughn this should have been your trilogy, you at least may have had the cojones to do these stories faithfully.