Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass Will Have Animated Sequences

July 9, 2009
Source: Comic Book Resources

Kick-Ass Movie

There has been quite a bit of good buzz recently surrounding Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass movie and its appearance at Comic-Con in a few weeks. SlashFilm just confirmed that comic book artist John Romita Jr. will be joining Mark Millar and Matthew Vaughn on the panel. MTV also just debuted a brand new photo of Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Red Mist. And lastly, Comic Book Resources has some update information from an interview with Romita Jr. that I'm featuring here. The last time we ran a report that a movie based on a comic was going to have animated sequences (in Scott Pilgrim) it ended up being a very inaccurate claim.

This time, however, we've got some confirmed details. "I'm also working on some animation for the film," Romita Jr revealed. "Matthew Vaughn is a fan of the comic, and that's where the flashback animation sequence comes from. He wanted an homage to the comic. He was a fan of my pacing and storytelling and used as much as he could along those lines. As long as you get along with people professionally and don't get too abrasive, generally you're going to find the happy medium." Sounds like everyone is working together very well - writer/director Matthew Vaughn, comic book author Mark Millar, and artist John Romita Jr.

Word is that those attending the Kick-Ass panel at Comic-Con will get an exclusive first at footage from the movie which hasn't been shown to anyone, anywhere yet. I, for one, am very excited for this movie overall. This news reminds me a bit of that animated sequence in Kill Bill Vol. 1 and that worked out perfectly. I'll be looking forward to seeing what Matthew Vaughn has whipped up for us in San Diego in a few weeks!

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I want to see pictures of cage

Butto on Jul 9, 2009


I can't wait for a bit of Romita Jr animation. Apparantly when it was mentioned back in November last year that he would be doing the animated segment he said it would be for the origin of Big Daddy and Hit Girl so Butto you should get to see some animated Cage!

Live for Films on Jul 9, 2009


I like RJs art, but I'm not so hot with animated filler. I thought that was one of the weakest parts of Kill Bill, and in general, I think stuff like that can grind a live-action movie to a halt (or at least make it dated in 2 years time). Just film it live-action and make it awesome.

Voice of Reason on Jul 9, 2009


ok lets have a fucking trailer.

zetsu on Jul 9, 2009


I still don't understand how this movie was already made. The comic that it's "based" on hasn't come very far at all. They're basically still on the first major story arc. Where is this material coming form exactly?

admas4237 on Jul 9, 2009


*coming from Damn clicky fingers.

adams4237 on Jul 9, 2009


maybe I missed something this a kids movie/cartoon??? looks like crap so far....

moldybread on Jul 10, 2009

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