Johnson, Moretz and Mintz-Plasse Finally Negotiating for 'Kick-Ass 2'

May 31, 2012
Source: Deadline


Earlier this month, we got word Universal had decided to take a chance on Kick-Ass 2, the sequel to the original 2010 adaptation of Mark Millar's comic book which Matthew Vaughn brought to life. This time around Never Back Down director Jeff Wadlow is at the helm of the sequel, but no deals were in place to bring back cast members Aaron Johnson as Kick-Ass, Chloe Moretz as Hit Girl and Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Red Mist, who became a full fledged villain by the end of the first film. Now Deadline reports all three stars are in various stages of negotiating to return, with a special cameo planned. Read on!

Despite meeting his tragic demise in the first film, Nicolas Cage is looking to return in a small cameo role, likely in the form of a flashback. There's apparently some new roles that need to be cast, but the plan is for everything to come together in time to shoot this fall. Apparently there had been talk of Johnson not returning with his role being recast, but they turned out to just be rumors. Though we're still not sure about how close the story will be to the comic book sequel, apparently Hit Girl has a bigger story in the film than she does in the book, as Wadlow told audiences at Kapow not too long ago. But it sounds like Kick-Ass will be working with a new hero, and Red Mist is busy becoming Motherfucker and gathering a team of villains to wreak havoc. As someone who loved Kick-Ass, I hope this sequel delivers the same punches as the first.

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Hope Chole-Moretz can cope with the heavy schedule she has.

Michael Lee on May 31, 2012


The studio is backing up the Brinks truck for her...she'll cope just fine.

BeepBeepRichie on May 31, 2012



Xerxexx on May 31, 2012


Totally excited! I loved the first one.

Chris Amaya on May 31, 2012


this is good news.

beevis on May 31, 2012


Meh. Concept of the first one is cool,as in  a real person tries to be a comic book hero but then they had to f*** it up with the comic book hero movie cliches so it's yet just another comic book hero movie..sequel is probably going to be worse in that meh...

jaded on May 31, 2012


Kinda felt that way too.  I thought the featurettes exposed way too much of the movie and Hallelujah in slow-mo reminded me of the Watchmen.  Not a bad movie.  Just wasnt blown away by it like some.   

Solo_Calrissian on Jun 1, 2012



grimjob on May 31, 2012


Director????? ...oh god so interest who coming for that...first one was Hypnotic & Phenomenal & Cult (for me) I Wana R rated-Hot-Visonary & Spectacular-Intense-Brutal-Heartful-Bitter & Tragic with his also Dark Hilarious moments PICTURE with Fantastic Marvelous Ultimate Special Effects If movie Wana had special place in my heart again , " Kick-Ass 2 " must kick-ass of " Kick-Ass " ! And this need a director in size & craft of Masterful Matthew Vaughn, He has unique style and great vision especially in action sequences. My all look is close to Chloe! She is a " Diamond " I become tired of expecting sequel, please Bring It On I

Ehsan Davodi on May 31, 2012


Sorry,I be thrilled & read topic after writhing my comment, mr.Jeff Wadlow Wana direct this, let down for me Not Even In Size Of Matthew Vaughn But for me there is Dark Light In End Of Tunnel STILL, wish the best for them

Ehsan Davodi on May 31, 2012


Start writing english.

Ryderup on Jun 1, 2012


Get better dude, thank you

Ehsan Davodi on Jun 1, 2012


You have a cold Ryderup?

Jimmy Love on Jun 1, 2012


Great movie. The real issue is that Vaughn and Millar not only wrote the screenplay and comic side-by-side, but were able to make the film they wanted without Studio interference. Going the independent route allowed them to skip the censorship and deliver one of the most creative and brutal "Super Hero" movies to date. Vaughn adapted the screen-play for Kick Ass 2 with Jeff Wadlow. Considering Wadlow's the new director and also the guy who wrote and directed Cry Wolf, that's not encouraging. Add in a Studio buying the filming rights to Kick Ass and wanting to put their stamp on this by taking a "chance" on a sequel...and this movie is primed for being the best sequel of all time! The only way to make this movie any awesomer is if Universal gives the role of Hit Girl to Kristen Stewert. 

quazimotto on May 31, 2012


" The only way to make this movie any awesomer is if Universal gives the role of Hit Girl to Kristen Stewert. " Not sure if serious or trolling?

wuh? on Jun 1, 2012


Quaimotto has GOT to be trolling, Kristen Stewart cant act for shit... >.<"

LosZombies on Jun 1, 2012


She can, it's just her biggest movies have directors who can't direct actors, which is what she (and much of Hollywood) needs. Look at the reviews for Twilight, and especially Snow White and the Huntsman that was just posted:

Akirakorn on Jun 1, 2012


Crack is Whack! so you need to stop.

Jimmy Love on Jun 1, 2012


First one was actually pretty damn cool, but Red Mist becomes a villain named Motherfucker?? Thats freakin hysterical lmao

LosZombies on Jun 1, 2012


Really???? Hahaha...what cool name,If films get R rated, that name capable for Red Mist he is really mother... They don't must change anything from original comic but they must use this title lower

Ehsan Davodi on Jun 1, 2012


Not such a wimp this time, pretty please.

Jed Tylman on Jun 1, 2012


Shit ass.

F***ing cartoon movies on Jun 1, 2012

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