‘Kick-Ass 3′ to Conclude the Series with a Major Death?

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Kick-Ass presented moviegoers with a very different kind of superhero story. The 2010 film – which starred Aaron Taylor-Johnson as the titular hero – aimed to address the question of what would happen if an average, everyday teen were to actually go moonlighting as a crime-fighting vigilante.

A sequel is on the way this summer, and now, Kick-Ass comic book writer Mark Millar – who’s also busy overseeing Fox’s shared Marvel movie universe – reveals just how committed the series is to portraying the realistic (and inherently violent) repercussions of being a superhero.

According to SFX, Millar said that a third film is being planned but that it would conclude the main character’s arc in a way that may surprise fans used to the endless adventures of other comic book icons. Here’s what he had to say:

“‘Kick-Ass 3′ is going to be the last one, though. I told Universal this and they asked me, ‘What does that mean?’ I said, ‘It means that this is where it all ends.’ They said, ‘Do they all die at the end?’ I said, ‘Maybe’ – because this is a realistic superhero story. And if someone doesn’t have a bullet proof vest like Superman and doesn’t have Batman’s millions then eventually he is going to turn around the wrong corner and get his head kicked in or get shot in the face. So ‘Kick-Ass’ needs to reflect that. There has to be something dramatic at the end, he cannot do this for the rest of his life.”

The concept of a Kick-Ass trilogy that follows the rise and fall of a “real-life” superhero makes a lot of sense. The second film will already introduce the fact that these characters are struggling to maintain the duality between their true selves and their alter-egos (a common trope for superhero sequels like Superman 2, Spider-man 2 and, yes, The Dark Knight). But would the filmmakers really kill off the lead character? Quite possibly.

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From the outset, Kick-Ass established that Dave Lizewski (Taylor-Johnson) was in over his head, and if the films truly hope to retain some semblance of realism, his death would be an inevitability. Plus, unlike heroes like Batman and Superman, the Kick-Ass films are each based on specific comic book stories. There’s no well of untold stories out there. Both the Kick-Ass 2 and Hit Girl comics will be included in the story. So, much like something like Watchmen, there is a finite story to tell.

Given Millar’s remarks above, it’s a safe bet that – even if Kick-Ass lives to the end credits of the third film – the franchise might wrap up his arc by having him quit the hero game for good. Of course, this is all pure speculation at this point, as the second film has yet to be released.

How would you like the prospective Kick-Ass trilogy to end, Screen Rant readers? Would the character’s death (perhaps during an act of heroism) be a satisfying conclusion? Let us know in the comments.

Kick-Ass 2 arrives in theaters on June 28th, 2013.


Source: SFX

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  1. To be honwst it would probably be best for them both to die it is a good way to wrap evreything up and leaves no room for stupid spinoffs. . it would be a great ending for either kickass to kill hit girl or the other way around.

    • There friends, it should stay that way !
      At the end of the 2 movie they kiss, they should get togeather and quit the hero buissness for good

      • Do u know if there will be a 3

    • Mindy and Dave are friends, the 3rd movie should be there hardest challenge, maybe a huge operation to take down the worlds most wanted gang ?
      At the end of the 2 movie they kiss, they should get together and quit the hero business for good

    • the third film should have Kickass die somewhere in the middle of the movie. Hitgir returns to avenge the death of Kickass and when she does she is gunned down by the police for what happened in Kickass2.
      I think your spot on Gavin they both should die to end the trilogy.

  2. I think it would be funny if they both just got hit by a bus after saving the day… maybe a bit anti-climatic? it’ll be funny though

  3. I think they should both live stop being superheroes and start dating

  4. I think they return to a regular life and start dating

  5. I would hate it if hit girl died but I dont care about dave don’t kill hit girl

  6. I would hate it if hit girl died but I dont care about dave don’t kill hit girl plz dont kill her of

  7. I think it should end where dave and mindy both save the day and kill the villain but, in the end, they both have really bad injuries and die in each others arms. that or it cuts to when they’re really old and and they are in a huge family home, surrounded by loads of grandchildren and great grandchildren, and they go to bed and die, peacefully, in their sleep. An ordinary death for 2 extra ordinary people.

  8. It shouldn’t be a depressing ending, I think it should build up to one of them dying only for the other to seemingly sacrifice themselves to save the other. Then it shows them living together elsewhere, dark knight rises style

  9. Dave looses the use of his legs and becomes wheelchair bound. Fits with the genre and would get him out of the game…

  10. Well … being a girl, I would like a more semi-romantic style ending that puts them both out of the hero business for the right reasons. I think that they should start dating, get serious in their relationship, and she announce near the end that she’s pregnant.

    Flash forward a few years and they’re raising their child … only we see that he/she may have picked up some “inherent characteristics” from mom and dad by standing up to or defending a fellow playground friend from being bullied. :-)

    • I’m a guy, and i htink it would be cool if they teamed up and then quit the hero business and stayed together. I dunno why girls think they have the market cornered on romantic thoughts. ;)

  11. I think that if any of the main cast die it will show that’s it, but it will also be an anti-climax and is a cliché now with all action films that one person risks their life to save another. Personally I think that they should kill the bad guy, then hang up their costumes forever, then they should do the inevitable and finally get together.

  12. I think that they would all not die.

  13. I’ve been reading the comic series and with one issue left (due out any day, hopefully) I can already tell you it aint gonna end pretty. So far, there have already been two big deaths in the supporting cast, both written well, moving the story along, and tying up major character arcs in a satisfying way.

    Start bracing yourselves, because it’s pretty clear that one or both of our beloved main heroes are not going to survive what is about to happen… but take comfort in the fact that all indications are that they’re going to die in true hero fashion, hitting all the themes of self sacrifice that MAKES them heroes in the first place!

    I’ve also got to comment on all of the girls who seem to want Kick Ass 3 to be some kind of date movie where everybody lives happily ever after, dates, has babies, and dies of old age. THIS AINT TWILIGHT. I mean, seriously… who let the girls into the clubhouse here? Hit Girl is probably one of the most iconic female heroes that comics have produced in a LONG time. It would almost be an insult to the character for her to not die well and then go on and live a life that is COMPLETELY the opposite of how she has lived and what she has fought for.

  14. I think they should add dead pool into the movie and make him kill the bad guys and protect minds and Dave in their personal lives but that won’t happen

  15. I love hit girl she should be the one to survive but if kickass and her would have smtn romantic i would definitely go for that!

  16. I think that after having there greates challenge in the 3rd movie that it should show dave and mindy … Training there child …

  17. The Franchise is awesome and killing them off at the end would not be not even for “real Style superheroes” and a relationship between Mindy and Dave is necessary !!!

  18. Mindy and Dave should get together and move somewhere else and quit being super heros until they realize they cant live without it

  19. In all honesty, it’s probably just going to be Chris. He’s the central villain and a main character. Having him die, which he has now apparently, would be a major death.

  20. I think that Chris should die for real this time. Here’s why: He is the main bad guy. Also one of the main characters once he dies there is no other reason for them to continue to be super hero’s they can finally give it up. I think killing any of the main hero’s wouldn’t be a good idea especially if they make them sacrifice themselves its what every super hero do. Batman “sacrificed” himself for Gotham city. Duke from GI Joe sacrificed himself for his teammate. It just like when you think of a hero dying that’s how its done.

  21. I think they should live. I agree with “hit boy”. Have
    In the, quit business of crime fighting to be together. It’d be a shame for them to die,.

  22. I think they should live. I agree with “hit boy”. Have them, quit business of crime fighting to be together. It’d be a shame for them to die,.

  23. I think if they’re going to die it should be because they have no choice, like it’s either them or a large amount of people. But unfortunately I think if they’re gunna kill one they have to kill the other otherwise it would be like like why aren’t they avenging them sort of thing.

  24. (Happy Gilmore) Adam Sandler
    In kick ass 3 as a villain or a good guy

  25. in the comics they don’t die in the third one so it would be horrible if they died in kick ass 3 so if they were to die in the third other people could pick up this topic “kick-ass” and go with the comics with a different cast. this is a great idea for a movie but if you end it like you want with everyone dying eventually another person will pick this great topic and do better. do what you want but dont f*** it up. kick ass 2 was a great movie i’d hate to see kick-ass die, there should be more awesome moments and new superheros.

    • what i mean is people could eventually take this topic and make the movies around the comics and they dont die