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