Original ‘Kick-Ass’ Cast in Talks for ‘Kick-Ass 2′

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Following nearly two years’ worth of unconfirmed reports and claims by Kick-Ass comic book creator Mark Millar that a movie sequel is on the way, it finally looks like Kick-Ass 2 is a certainty.

Whereas the original Kick-Ass was co-written and directed by Matthew Vaughn – who also pulled in funding for the film on his own – the followup is being financed by Universal Pictures. Helming duties on Kick-Ass 2 have also been re-assigned to Jeff Wadlow, since Vaughn is currently caught up in pre-production on the X-Men: First Class sequel (which is due out in Summer 2014).

Prior to now, there has been some question as to whether or not the original Kick-Ass cast (specifically, Aaron Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse) would be returning for the sequel – since none of the aforementioned stars had sequel options in their deals for the first film. (Perhaps due to its self-financed nature?) Millar’s original suggestion that Kick-Ass 2 could begin shooting this summer raised a lot of concern, as such a production timetable conflicted with Moretz’ commitment to the new film adaptation of Carrie. Given that Moretz had no deal in place to ensure her return, it seemed as though the actress might not reprise her breakout role as Mindy Macready (a.k.a. Hit-Girl) in the sequel, much to fans’ dismay.

However, Deadline is currently reporting that Johnson and Mintz-Plasse are on the verge of closing deals to return for Kick-Ass 2 – as Dave Lizewski/Kick-Ass and Chris D’Amico/Red Mist – with Moretz likewise said to be in final negotiations. It also seems that Nicolas Cage is in talks to make a cameo as Damon Macready/Big Daddy. Presumably, Cage would appear via flashback in the Hit-Girl-centric first half of Kick-Ass 2.

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Johnson and Moretz will return as Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl

Although most fans should be receptive to the news that the original Kick-Ass ensemble is re-assembling for the sequel, the changes in personnel working behind the scenes may (continue to) leave people feeling concerned. Such worries seem all the more valid now, given that Deadline‘s latest report says Wadlow will direct from his own screenplay for Kick-Ass 2 - and not one penned by Vaughn, as was previously indicated.

When you combine Wadlow’s underwhelming resume (see: Cry_Wolf and Never Back Down) with the controversy over whether or not Millar’s Kick-Ass 2 comic book offers little more than mindless, gratuitous violence, there is good reason to be wary about the potential quality of this comic book movie sequel.

Still, for better or worse, this is the shape Kick-Ass 2 is taking – so here’s hoping for the best.

Look for additional updates on Kick-Ass 2 in the foreseeable future, as the sequel gears up to begin production this fall.

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Source: Deadline

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  1. Yes please. Now lets get Matthew Vaughn back in the director’s chair, and all will be complete.

  2. I want them to make this movie for sure and not a rumor!

    If chloe doesnt sign on to the film or a cameo atleast shes giving the finger to the people that made this film because this film basically gave her stardom to other films etc!

    Other than that im excited for the film regardless! :)

  3. If Chloe is not one of the main characters in it, I will not be seeing it in theaters, but perhaps still on DVD.

    • Same here. Hit-Girl made the first movie for me, without her it wouldn’t have been as entertaining.

      • Nothing in that movie was as funny as when she swore… And the part in the hallway was (Pun not intended) KICK ASS!!!

  4. This will probably be the only time I will ever say this, but I was sad to see Nicolas Cage’s character go. He was actually one of the coolest characters of the first one. The main character sucks, they really should have made a movie out of Hit-Girl and her father…

    • completely agree. There was something special between that father/daughter relationship, best part of the film for sure. Was great to see Cage in that role, we are so used to seeing him play crazy characters (emotionally/behaviorally) that this turn remoinded me how good the guy actually is as an actor. Thats saying something.

      • @Bellcurve

        There’s something funny about the fact that he used reduced energy rounds when he shot her was his way of showing that he loved her, lol. They were awesome, the main character is lame as heck…

      • Have you seen any Nic Cage movies?.. hes made ALOT, n your going to say kick ass is the one that shows what a “great actor he is” or whatever stupid point you were trying to make.
        hey for stupid s*** like that, slap yourself

  5. So why are they not going with vaughns screenplay? wouldnt universal push for that, cause it is a selling point for them

  6. Nicolas Cage’s best movie. Period. lol.

  7. Just watched the original again. No Hit Girl, no Kick Ass 2, period.

  8. I won’t see it if Chloe isn’t in it.

  9. YES!!! I never go to the theatre but this would be an exception to my rule. It must have Chloe as Hit Girl though…I feel kinda pedo. I swear to wait for her…

    • i have to admit i wasn’t interested in this whole comic book stuff. i figured it was just for kids..but i saw the movie and i was blown away!! Chloe as Hit Girl was just spellbinding. i rooted for her and i honestly felt the movie would have been nothing without her. Nick Cage was good in the role of her father and i loved the relationship with her.maybe i am a pedo.. but she was just damn sexy..bravo!!

  10. I LOVE KICK ASS, I ADORE KICK ASS 2

  11. It wont be the same without chloe.. hit girl was the best character by far and only chloe can play her

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