‘Kick-Ass 2′ To Begin Production This Summer, Set for May 2013 Release?

Published 3 years ago by , Updated August 8th, 2012 at 9:21 am,

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When Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar claimed that Kick-Ass 2 will begin production this summer, most people waved it off as an empty promise – especially since the writer has (rightly) earned himself a reputation for speaking too soon when it comes to his comic book projects.

However, Kick-Ass comic series illustrator John Romita Jr. is also promising a Summer 2012 start date for the Kick-Ass movie sequel, with a May 2013 release date in mind. More so, Romita claims that several deals have been signed and sealed, as far as the personnel for Kick-Ass 2 is concerned.

While attempting to break the world record for signing autographs in Las Vegas (hey, everyone’s got their hobbies), Romita asserted that a second Kick-Ass film is already on its way to becoming a reality. Who exactly will be involved with the project? Well, that’s the question right now.

Kick-Ass himself (Aaron Johnson) and newbie villain “Red Mist” (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) – who goes under a NSFW alias in the sequel – will seemingly be available for a Summer production start. However, Hit-Girl actress Chloë Moretz will be busy appearing in the Carrie remake/re-interpretation beginning next month; thereafter, she already has projects like The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea lined up.

Add the unfortunate likelihood that neither director Matthew Vaughn nor his Kick-Ass co-writer Jane Goldman are going to be involved with the followup (as they’re busy developing an X-Men: First Class sequel together) and it sound as though Kick-Ass 2 will be missing some vital ingredients present in its predecessor, should production commence this summer as (supposedly) planned.

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Artwork from the 'Kick-Ass 2' comic book

As much as many fans have been anxiously awaiting a followup to Kick-Ass (subtitled Balls to the Wall), the sequel doesn’t read as all that promising in its current form. Not helping matters is the poor critical reception for Millar’s comic book source material, which many people feel pales in comparison to the series’ original eight-issue run (just ask Screen Rant‘s Ben Moore).

To be fair, though, there’s a lot of information that has yet to be revealed about the Kick-Ass sequel (officially, at least) – including who will be holding the directorial reins on the project – and which original cast members will be returning. Hence, it’s best to not write off the entire endeavor quite yet.

We will continue to keep you posted on the status of Kick-Ass 2 as more information is released.

Source: John Romita Jr. [via Comic Book Movie]

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  1. Without Vaughn and Moretz this project is dead to me. It needs all the original components that made it great… plus even more to keep us entertained, not less. Hit Girl was one of the biggest highlights of the film and if she is too busy to make the film then they should wait!

    • 2nd that..

    • 3rd that…

      • 4Th that….

    • 5th that…

    • 6th that >.>

    • 7th

      • 8th

    • I’ve lost count how many people agree with Adam, but add one for me. Personally, I find the main character VERY dull, and the “new” villain to be pretty lame as a main villain. The only redeeming qualities of Kick-Ass were thanks to Hit-Girl and her dad, and if you’ve seen the first one, you know her dad is not returning, and if Hit-Girl isn’t, then what the heck’s the point?? Pass…

  2. 8th that…

  3. 9th that.

    • 10th that.

  4. 9th that. :)

  5. 21st that

  6. ditto

  7. Me too!

  8. If this is true, I will be very upset. Hit girl was definitely the best part of the first movie and the movie won’t be the same without her.

    Also, Kick-ass so flawlessly created a movie that was both satirical about superhero movies, yet was a very action-packed, entertaining (and dare I say kick-ass?) movie. It was funny, had a good plot, and amazing action sequences, yet the entire movie was poking fun at superhero movies. Vaughn/Goldman were successful at maintaining this balance, and I’m afraid that whoever takes over will not do as well, or ignore this aspect completely.

    As of now, this movie is a NO for me.

  9. Does Kick-Ass really need a sequel? I personally don’t think so. I’d be quite happy for the first film to left as it is despite the “hint” of a sequel at the end. I wish Hollywood would be a bit more innovative and stop mass producing sequels which a) nobody wants and b) which ruins a perfectly good standalone movie.

    • The comic already has a sequel, though, so this isn’t Hollywood just pushing out an unnecessary sequel – one was already made.

      • “Not helping matters is the poor critical reception for Millar’s comic book source material, which many people feel pales in comparison to the series’ original eight-issue run”

        Just because there’s a sequel to the comic book doesn’t make it a given, if the source material isn’t the great then why waste money on a film.

        And if there’s no Hit Girl then it’s bound to be crap. And it won’t have Mark Strong as a great villain (yes, he got bazooka’d so he can’t come back anyway).

        Won’t be seeing this if they make it.

  10. I see direct to cable in its future…

  11. 20th that?!!! No Chloe, No Go!

  12. whatever’st!

    • If original director,actors and writers return then yes if not no
      404 th that

  13. Yeah, I agree that the Kick Ass movie stands on its own quite well and any sequel will probably feel much the same as the sequels to the Crow did to me – not necessary.

    Quite frankly, I was surprised that I even liked the first movie to begin with.

  14. Even if they change the actors for Hit-Girl without Chloe it won’t EVER be the same. Everyone will just pass…

  15. This movie will fail without Chloe.

  16. Guys, Hit Girl’s in it. And it looks fricking amazing! Especially with Jim Carrey. The trailer’s out today. So, just stop and go watch it. :3

  17. i agree with asia movie looks pretty kick ass and the original Hit Girl is in it just a bit older. Party on Wayne 😀

  18. I love this movie i want to watch it again