Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall May Be Hitting Theaters in 2012?
I'm fairly comfortable with claiming that Matthew Vaughn's adaptation of Kick-Ass is my favorite movie of the year so far. Will it be in my Top 10 for 2010 once the year finishes out? Probably not, but that doesn't make me any less excited about a sequel. And if certain information is to be believed, that might not be too far off as Forces of Geek calls our attention to a press release promoting Kick-Ass author Mark Millar's new magazine venture CLiNT (promoting comic books to a new audience) which nonchalantly mentions a sequel that is apparently called Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall along with an early estimated release date.
Of course there's a chance that this information could merely be a cause to call more attention to CLiNT, but here's the snippet from the press release anyway with all the valuable info:
"Millar is also launching his sequel to the hit Kick-Ass movie in the first issue of the comic. Kick-Ass 2: Balls To The Wall has been scheduled for production in 2011 for a 2012 cinema release, but fans of the first movie can find out what happens two years in advance by picking up CLiNT."
So with Kick-Ass unveiling the continuation of the story at the end of the first film, it makes sense that a feature film adaptation would follow shortly thereafter. However, it's important to remember that Vaughn raised the money for Kick-Ass all by himself before Lionsgate came along with a distribution deal. There's no word on whether funding or another distribution deal from Lionsgate is in play, but at least the timeline for production's start is in line with Vaughn's schedule since his recent directing gig, X-Men: First Class, will be released in June of 2011. So it's not entirely out of the question, but many things would need to fall into place very neatly for this to meet the proposed timeline.
For now just take all this with a grain of salt, but stay tuned because with the way Millar promotes himself we're bound to hear even more details about this Kick-Ass sequel much sooner than later. Sound good?