Update: Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Red Mist) recently tweeted saying this isn’t confirmed:
Don’t believe what you are hearing about Kick-Ass 2 guys. It is not confirmed, but I will love to do it when the time is right!
According to CLiNT, a new magazine from Mark Millar and Titan Magazines, Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall will begin production in 2011, in preparation for a 2012 release date.
The news comes from Forces of Geek, who have the press release for the new CLiNT magazine. Apparently the publication will feature interviews and features on films, games and television, as well as serialized comic strips from UK comedians Jonathan Ross and Frankie Boyle. Also, and probably more importantly: the next series of Kick-Ass serializations. From what I’ve read, the comics don’t come close to the quality of the film…but it might still be worth checking out, if not just to see the basis of what may happen in the second film.
But that’s the news here – that Kick-Ass 2 has been given the go-ahead. There was some concern as to whether the film would generate a large enough profit to warrant a sequel – but seemingly it has. Matthew Vaughn is going to have quite a bit of comic-related stuff on his hands for the foreseeable future, what with directing X-Men: First Class as well, which is meant to be out next summer. Let’s just hope he does a good job with both (personally I’ve never been sure about the concept of First Class, but we shall see).
Kick-Ass was one of those films that I walked out of ready to see a sequel straight away, and there’s a lot riding on Mark Millar here to craft a good story that will in turn make a good film. But if he doesn’t – I guess they can always change it. I just want to see Hit Girl kick some more ass.