Though Kick-Ass didn’t set the box office alight in 2010 it managed to make over $150 million in total if you include DVD and Blu-ray sales, which isn’t bad when the movie itself cost just $28 million to produce.
People involved with the film have been talking about a potential Kick-Ass 2 over recent years with hints here and there, and the latest update comes from screenwriter Jane Goldman (who also co-wrote X-Men: First Class with Matthew Vaughn) who says that while she doesn’t see herself and Vaughn writing/directing, there have been discussions with someone who might.
“I think the only thing that is fairly sure is that right now, Matthew doesn’t have any plans to direct it. He and I are not currently talking about writing it either,” she told MTV. “It may well be that Matthew oversees [‘Kick-Ass 2’] in a producer role, and I may also be involved in that capacity. I know that there is somebody that Matthew has been talking to who would be interested in writing and directing that. That would be cool.”
Goldman goes on to say that while the idea of a sequel is “very tempting” she’s “a little on the fence” regarding whether a sequel is actually needed. Mark Millar debuted the comic version of Kick-Ass 2 on October 20th, and the sixth issue was released just last week, so fans can already find out what happens to Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl. It’s just a matter of whether we’ll see those events unfold on the big screen.
Hopefully Vaughn and Goldman’s lack of direct involvement in Kick-Ass 2 means they’re focusing their attention on the X-Men: First Class sequel which is currently being written.