Mark Millar Says They're Already Planning for Kick-Ass 2!
We haven't heard, or seen, much from Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass recently, the big screen adaptation of Mark Millar's comic series. Vaughn is currently in post-production finishing up editing and I think he isn't planning to even sell it to a studio until it's completely 100% finished. Late last year we got our first look at some photos from Kick-Ass, which looked great, but besides those, we haven't seen a trailer or any footage or any posters or much at all. Which is why it's odd that they're already talking about a sequel. Or so Mark Millar mentions in a recent interview with SciFi Wire. He even thinks it could be a bigger hit than Wanted.
"Wanted made a fortune. It made a ton of money, and it was a property nobody had ever heard of. And I think Kick-Ass is going to be even bigger," Millar says. I'd like to say the same, but because it doesn't have a distributor and hasn't had any real marketing yet, it's hard to tell. On the topic of a sequel, Millar says it's already in the works. "Kick-Ass 2 is already being plotted out. We're planning it, because all the actors are quite young and we have to make it relatively quickly. So we'll definitely do that inside the next 18 to 24 months." That's a fast turn around, but it makes sense, especially if they're expecting this to be a big hit.
If anything, this just makes me much more excited to eventually see Kick-Ass. I'm a big fan of the comic, despite only being 6 issues in and taking 6 months for every new issue, but it's one of those comics that I'm always excited to read. Right before Wanted came out, we heard talk of a sequel, and look how that movie turned out (it completely blew away my low expectations). Maybe Mark Millar has a good sense of how well a movie will do right off the bat. Or maybe he wants to spend more time in the Kick-Ass universe. Whatever the case, Matthew Vaughn better hurry up and finish this soon, because I'm get antsy waiting for a trailer!