Kick-Ass 2 Details
We learned that Millar and JRJ are in the process of working on the second installment of the Kick-Ass comic book, and that it will be ready in the Fall. Some other details:
- As previously rumored, the second installment is tentatively titled Balls To The Wall.
- The second installment will be much darker than the first, if you can believe that.
- Millar has always envisioned the story as a trilogy, meaning that there will likely be a third installment.
- Although the movie is sure to change the playing field a bit, Balls To The Wall is not being contrived as a sequel movie; the comic will be its own thing.
- They’re trying to get the comic done – just in case this Kick-Ass movie hype opens the door for a movie sequel.
- Millar has an early idea for a new character (a villain?) who is cleverly named “The Motherf@#*er.”
- Without spoiling anything, a character from the first installment will “rise” into a major role for the second (besides Kick-Ass, of course).
- Kick-Ass was so demented that Millar claims studio execs aren’t even phased anymore. Apparently they’re down with bringing “The Motherf@#*er” on board.
Kick-Ass is so popular that the screening managed to draw members of NYC’s real-life super hero community out of their secret lairs!
Seriously, during the Q&A we were graced with the presence of “Dark Guardian,” a real-life super hero whose been fighting the good fight some past seven years and counting. DG has apparently taken on drug dealers and other no-goodnicks, while also taking time to do community outreach.
The guy (in his twenties, I’d say) didn’t wear a mask (so much for protecting that secret identity) but most surprisingly, he sounded like a pretty sane and benevolent individual. Go figure.
BONUS: Here’s a video tour of UGO’s Kick-Ass Screening:
That about wraps it up. Be sure to check out UGO‘s Kick-Ass NYC screening coverage for more info, photos and video instant reviews of the movie (hopefully with footage of your old friend Outlaw included 😉 ).
Kick-Ass hits theaters on April 16, 2010. If you aren’t already anticipating its release, you should be.