There has been a lot of talk surrounding Kick-Ass 2 over recent months, and just a few days ago Kick-Ass comic illustrator John Romita Jr. said he expects shooting to begin this year for a summer 2013 release.
Well now Deadline has word that Universal is in talks with producer Matthew Vaughn and co. to make the sequel, and Jeff Wadlow intends to direct from a script he wrote.
Wadlow previously wrote and directed 2005’s Cry_Wolf and his most recent directing effort was Never Back Down in 2008. Matthew Vaughn directed the first film and will remain as producer while he preps the X-Men: First Class sequel for an early 2013 shoot. Lionsgate picked up the original film following a great reception at Comic Con 2009, but they didn’t sign for a follow-up so Vaughn was free to take it elsewhere (and he has).
Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are in talks to return, and the film will likely follow Mark Millar’s Kick-Ass 2 comic which first hit shelves last October. I don’t want to ruin the plot for myself, but according to Wikipedia “the story follows the main character Kick-Ass who is trying to form a team of real life superheroes, as well as preparing for the arrival of The Red Mist, who has been gathering a team of “Supervillains” to take both Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl down.”
Are you glad Kick-Ass 2 is finally happening?