Mark Millar Talks ‘Kick-Ass 2′

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[This article contains SPOILERS about Kick-Ass!]

Even before the film adaptation of his comic book Kick-Ass was released, writer Mark Millar was already talking to the cast and director Matthew Vaughn about his plans for a sequel. Most of the information being shared was simply hearsay, but the consensus seemed to be that regardless of the specifics, Kick-Ass 2 would most definitely be a darker story than its predecessor.

Speaking with MovieWeb about the DVD and Blu-ray release of Kick-Ass, Millar confirms he’s in the middle of writing his follow-up to the comic and hopes to have it finished by Christmas. He expects cameras to start rolling on its celluloid counterpart in April, as soon as Vaughn is finished with directorial duties on X-Men: First Class.

As for the plot of Kick-Ass 2, Millar reveals what’s in store for the character of Hit Girl:

We left things off with her being adopted by this extremely nice man. He is a cop. And she has to stop killing people, you know? That seems like an interesting starting point in the next one in regards to her character. She is going to be like Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven, where she hasn’t picked up a gun in years. It’s that type of thing. I like the idea of doing that with an eleven year old girl. She was part of this massive cacophony of violence. But she’s not allowed to kill people anymore. She is consumed with anger, and forced to watch TV shows instead. Halfway through the movie, or the comic, we will follow her as she picks up a gun again. It is going to be awesome.

He also indicates that Red Mist will be the main antagonist in the next installment and although actor Christopher Mintz-Plasse admitted he was hoping the character would be more of a bad-ass in Kick-Ass 2, it doesn’t sound like that’s necessarily going to be the case:

This is a guy who has had his entire family killed by Hit Girl. He heads off and develops his martial arts skills. He learns how to become a better villain. That type of thing. He is going to come back and wreck unholy vengeance on our team. But in reality, he just comes back and gets stoned, and he spends a lot of money. He can’t do anything, so he hires this bad ass girl from Russia, she comes into the story, and her plan is to kill Hit Girl. Red Mist becomes like Charles Manson. He goes on-line and influences a bunch of young villains to go against Kick-Ass and Hit Girl. The whole thing ends up as a big gang fight like you’d see in The Warriors. There is going to be a big gang fight in the middle of Times Square between all of these costumed heroes. And at the head will be the Red Mist and Hit Girl.

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While Millar’s descriptions definitely suggest the potential for a darker story,  they also make it sound like Hit Girl is the focus of Kick-Ass 2. However, he could just be detailing one of the comic’s subplots while deliberately holding back on what’s in store for the title character so as not to spoil all the surprises.

Regardless, his ideas for Kick-Ass 2 sound pretty intriguing – I especially love the bit about Red Mist training to be a better villain with lackluster results. I love the idea of a Batman Begins style montage with him traveling the world, honing his skills, and creating this massive build-up only to reveal he’s pretty useless.

I’m surprised that the first Kick-Ass wasn’t a bigger hit at the box office, but I’m relieved its performance didn’t dampen the studio’s enthusiasm for Kick-Ass 2. I also have no doubt that the film will find a brand new audience when it hits DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow.

Source: MovieWeb.

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  1. I hope Kick Ass 2 is as funny as the first one. I haven’t actually seen the first one yet but I will be the first one to rent it when it comes out on dvd. It would be cool to see the whole Batman Begins story.

    • Havent seen the first one? How do you know its funny?

      • I seriously wonder how people can look forward to the second movie when they havent even seen the first one. Its weird really……. however, I am looking forward to KA2. :)

        • Kick-Ass isn’t just a movie. It’s a comic as well guys. He’s probably read the comic. Which is quite funny. Hoping the next one will be funnier though.

  2. I’m sure KA2 will be somewhat different what’s just been described here.
    These things rarely turn out exactly the way the are initially described.
    That being said , I’m really digging what I’ve read so far .
    I think it sounds like a fantastic story , although I do hope Kick Ass himself gets an appropriate amount of screen time.

    I think Chloe Moretz is already a terrific actress and I’m excited to watch her skills evolve as her career rolls along.
    I’m also looking forward to watching her in Let Me In .

  3. The first on is still my favourite movie of the year……

  4. The movie was actually better than the book, so I hope the follow-up has that same ingredient of making the book look bad. But by what this sounds like it’ll more or less focusing on Hit Girl and McLovin. Of course it may show more later so my expectations are pretty high regardless.

    • Whaaa?! The movie had no heart.They took something fairly grounded and turned it into a joke.Hollywood-ising the costumes,removing the drama,Terrible use/choice/placement of music,tons of pointless changes and I’m not a purist by any stretch,Watchmen though not as good as the book at least had the same feel. =/

  5. I’m still mourning the mickey mouse effort Vaughn put into Kick Ass 1. To much playing up to the suits I guess. To much happy ending B.S. for me and seriously not as dark as I was hoping it would be. I have no investment in Kick Ass 2 so unless I get some serious feedback from people who don’t proclaim it as “The Best Movie Of The Year” I probably wont even waste my time seeing it.

    • What suits? Matthew Vaughn had to raise the money on his own. As for how dark it was or wasnt, people were getting cut to pieces or shot to hell in every other scene.


      The Kick Ass and big Daddy torture scene, Big Daddy burning to death.

      What needed to be Darker?

    • AJ, you are now and forever known as Mickey Mouse.

  6. I am anxious for this, as I will not see anything Cage is in. But now that he has been written out of KA 2, I expect great things. I can only believe Cage was the point where many, like myself would not waste the $ to see it. Same case for S. Apprentice…terrible BO reciepts. The G. Novel was good, and 25 different actors could have played Big Daddy and made him “real.”…at least someone the audience could have connected with.

    • Except he was praised for his performance. I enjoyed it for any rate. Did you really not see the first one? Damn shame.

  7. I loved Kick Ass can’t wait for a sequel. Sounds cool so far looking forward to it.

    • That is probably the most positive thing I’ve ever heard you say.

  8. Here’s how you end KA2 and make it amazing and dark.

    Red Mist ends up toe to toe with Hit girl. Despite not being so great up to that point his survival instincts take over and all that training comes out.


    Ends with him not trying to but accidentally killing hit girl, maybe like accidentally shoving her off a roof or something.

    • or just killing someone, or just injuring her. Really don’t want to see a 12 year old die. Cussing is pretty much the drawing line for her.

      • I’m just thinking it fits with the whole ( children trying to be super heros but really they’re not and people die ) theme.

        I wanna see red mist do it accidentally, then freak out over the fact he actually killed someone, and that someone was ONLY a 12+ year old little girl.
        Makes for a huge dive back to reality for the characters and for the audience.

  9. Marcwade I’m on mobile but if that comment was directed at me you clearly don’t read much that I write. This year alone I talked up Kick Ass , Inception, Toy Story 3 and Dispicable me. I have some moderately nice things about a few comedys this year. There are a alot of other older movies I’ve been complimenting the last few months as well. So either you don’t read my comments or you only remember the negative things I say so you can talk crap like several other people on here who don’t like being right.

    Of course that’s if you were talking about me I can’t see who your responding to. I just assume it’s me because it’s the same mistake another commenter who ignores facts made.

    • Dude it was a joke ya don’t have to be defensive. Srry if i offended.

  10. Yeah Kick-Ass is not only my favorite film of the year but also my favorite of my entire life, I can’t wait for the sequel!

  11. damn all these kids talking about kick ass that havnt even seen it yet need to save it. the movie was amazing yes it had dark comedy but it was a look at what would happen if people just up and started dressing like super heroes and started fighting crime. hit girl did steal the show which is why i want to see the central character(kick-ass) have waay more focus and character develpoment. how cool would it be to see kick ass start learning how to actually use those patons and using guns and weapons like hit-girl make him like the punisher. and by the time chloe morets films this sequel she’ll probebly be 14 or 15 so i doubt theyre wont be as much contreversey. and i would like to see kick ass learning from hit girl them being bad ass vigilantes kick ass with gun holsters and a bullet proof vest. thats the sequel that would add more depth and darkness to the film make the characters develop into badasses

  12. have daves dad killed by red mist. give him motivation to put the costume back on and become a full on super hero. kick ass punisher style

  13. Sorry mercwade I’m just really annoyed at the same three people making the same dumb Inaccurrate comment on a bunch of articles I comment on. So when you said it I just assumed you were doing the same thing. I’m tired of the same three guys hassleing me. The fact is I’m positive about plenty of crap but you rarely remember someone being positive because negativity stands out much more. People are bored with things like “I agree” ” this looks great” and “I love this movie”. People only seem to notice when you disagree with them.

  14. They better hurry Chloe isn’t getting any cuter!!!

    She’s only an independent R rated indie role away from adulthood,,,

    • Oh 790, that is really funny!!!

  15. @tankD
    this is rare but I agree. Kick Ass needs to be the main subject. I mean it’s called Kick Ass. Hit Girl was great and glad she is gonna be in this but Hit Girl is best as a secondary I think given more screen time shed be a little less entertaining. She should not be the star and Kick Ass needs more to do. I’d like to see him get a little more training as well.

    Watching the first film it’s clear the best parts are Hit Girl and Red Mist at least for me. However the story was about Kick Ass. He’s entertaining at times. I like that it’s about him and he is the main focus and the other characters are great to see when they show up but they are not the story being told. Other wise we should call the flick Hit Girl or The Red Mist.

    Also I’d love to see less of Kick Asses two friends. Honestly they annoyed me.

  16. I WANT TO SEE KICK ASS 2 WHEN IT COMES OUT, i mean kick ass 1 was very kick ass but still ya

  17. When I heard of KICK-ASS, I thought ‘what the hell is this?’ Then I saw the name JOHN ROMITA JR. and thought ‘hell YEAH!’ Growing up, I taught myself to be a artist by reading comics, immolating artist like JOHN BYRNE and JOHN ROMITA JR. and then JIM LEE and TODD MCFARLANE. Kick-Ass was in fact KICK-ASS!! So I KNOW the next film will absolutely RULE!!

  18. I apologize for ‘one’ of the naughty words in me last comment…won’t happen again, thought it DOES express what I thought about the movie in the one true way I could think of how to do so.