Kick-Ass Panel: 2009 Comic-Con

Published 5 years ago by , Updated July 29th, 2009 at 2:05 pm,

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On the Kick-Ass panel: Director Matthew Vaughn, screenwriters Jane Goldman and Mark Millar, John Romita Jr., Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloe Moretz.

Vaughn joked about being hosed on getting a distribution deal for Kick-Ass if we didn’t like it. Showed clips from the first act and it was VERY funny, like crazy insane funny – which I didn’t expect at all (I’m not familiar with the original comic). Every single clip they showed made the film look more insane than the previous. It included a combination of teenage/R-rated humor with Nic Cage as an odd (to say the least) dad teaching his young daughter what it’s like to get shot, to a scene with Kick-Ass getting his butt saved by the most unlikely of heroines – ever.

The tone of the film looks like it will be all over the place, ranging from real world to wacky to amazing action to stuff that is just SO wrong, but awesome. The only thing that bothered me and felt out of place was a scene at the very end of the footage where the young girl says a very vulgar word. You may argue that hey, she’s doing all kinds of other seriously heinous stuff, so what’s the big deal? But it felt forced and like it was put in just “because.” Other than that though, I loved it as an R-rated film.

Mark Millar talked about how everyone in the room had thought about being a superhero at some point but just didn’t have the balls to really do it.

Vaughn said the script was finished before the comic and it was a collaborative effort.

Hopefully based on the wildly positive reaction, Kick-Ass getting a distribution deal will be a no-brainer.

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  1. everything described sounds exactly like the comic. I’m not one for bandwagons but I might be the only one riding on this one judging from previous posts and comments. Proud to be the one….for now.

  2. I’ve been looking forward to this one for a while. I love the concept.

  3. “The only thing that bothered me and felt out of place was a scene at the very end of the footage where the young girl says a very vulgar word. You may argue that hey, she’s doing all kinds of other seriously heinous stuff, so what’s the big deal? But it felt forced and like it was put in just ‘because.’”

    You’re probably referring to when Hit Girl drops a C-bomb, and is actually in the comic. Sounds like Vaughn is keeping it pretty close to the source material.

  4. I was following the live updates on this and I have to say just hearing what the footage showed boosted my anticipation, feels like my kind of film. Matthew Vaughn deserves this to break out and make some money.

  5. excellent, but major distributors might be afraid of this movie.

  6. All would be great and sounds good, alas with the addition of Cage……… (sigh)

  7. @Dom

    I’ve since heard that in the comic she is foul-mouthed. I wasn’t aware of that, and I was trying to get this info out as fast as possible for you folks.

    Vic