Mark Millar Talks Red Mist In ‘Kick-Ass 2′

Published 5 years ago by , Updated June 27th, 2013 at 6:12 pm,

Red Mist in Kick Ass 2 Mark Millar Talks Red Mist In Kick Ass 2

Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar spoke last week with Empire and revealed that the character Red Mist would become “… basically Charles Manson as a supervillain” in Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall.

Christopher Mintz-Plasse talked previously about the Kick-Ass sequel - which was greenlit a few weeks ago – and revealed that his evil Kick-Ass alter ego, Red Mist, will indeed become a formidable opponent for the titular hero in the followup.

Millar has now spoken up about what exactly regular guys Chris D’Amico and Dave Lizewski – now Red Mist and Kick-Ass – will be doing in Kick-Ass 2:

“It’s gangs going all over New York filming atrocities on their cell phones and putting them on the internet, trying to outdo each other, all at the behest of Red Mist… And [Red Mist] calls himself The Motherf—–… the worst of all villains.”

“But at the same time we continue the story of Dave and all the complications in his life as he gets deeper and deeper into this dangerous hobby he’s got where he dresses up as a superhero and gets beaten up every night.  So he forms a gang and what you’ve got then is all the heroes versus all the villains in a big gangfight.”

Kick Ass and Red Mist in Kick Ass 2 Mark Millar Talks Red Mist In Kick Ass 2

Mintz-Plasse is still associated primarily with his turn as the nerdy McLovin’ in Superbad.  Millar says that issue in part inspired the new R-Rated name for Red Mist in Kick-Ass 2 – though Mintz-Plasse’s appearance and mannerisms are the qualities that need to be altered if the actor hopes to truly convince moviegoers that he can play something other than an awkward geek/wannabe cool guy onscreen.

Heath Ledger’s now famous transformation into the psychotic Joker in The Dark Knight demonstrated how even an actor playing a comic book baddie can vanish into the role.  Mintz-Plasse will be hard-pressed to fulfill Millar’s hopes that Red Mist will make “[Ledger's] Joker look like Cesar Romero’s Joker” in the Kick-Ass sequel – still, crazier things have happened.

Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall is tentatively scheduled for release in 2012.

Source: Empire

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  1. I can’t effing wait for this to come out!!!!!

  2. The Mother(Beep)? Thats a more pathetic name than McLovin.

  3. Can’t wait, I hope that Aaron and Chloe return, it won’t be good if they change actors.

  4. I want to see mclovin become a bad arse. If that is possible.

    • I feel like we’re going to get a Dr. Evil feel from his character. Someone who desperately wants to be a villian, but it just doesn’t work for him :)

  5. Love this news, KA2 can’t come quick enough

  6. ‘Millar’s hopes that Red Mist will make“[Ledger's] Joker look like Cesar Romero’s Joker” ‘

    If Matthew Vaughn is involvec, then I’m in, but Mark Millar is known for his hyperbole, I’m not going to set a lot of store by his expectations for the character.

  7. Millar, what a media whore…
    Every week it’s another headline about NOTHING…
    I think Mark just likes to hear his self talk.
    Do us all a favor and give it a break…

  8. i read the comparison between the movie and the comics and most internet users are saying the comics are horrible…so yah the idea of red mist=heath’s joker x 10 and hero gangs vs villain gangs seriously doesnt attract me and i expect M Vaughn to make a quality sequel rather than following the comics step by step

    Btw nobody beats Heath’s Joker…Millar will probably try to make the comic sequel+red mist dark by having Hit Girl raped or something pathetic like that.