Over the weekend there have been a few reports popping up (the source being a British tabloid) saying that Jane Goldman, writer of Stardust and Kick-Ass, was busy writing the script for Kick-Ass 2. In response Goldman took to her Twitter account to set things straight and give an update on her projects.
Saw a few erroneous reports today that I’m currently writing Kick Ass 2 script – sorry if anyone’s disappointed, but not true. Currently writing for 2 other projects, then on to lovely Matthew V’s next thing (right now, looks unlikely to be KA2) when X-Men post-prod’ ends.
Vaughn’s next project isn’t known at the moment, although it could be one of two comic book adaptations. American Jesus, which revolves around a 12-year-old boy who discovers he is the Messiah and takes on the Antichrist in a final battle to save humankind, or Bloodshot which follows a former mob killer who is double-crossed by his employers and murdered. He’s revived by the FBI via a secret process that pumps nanites into his bloodstream, healing his wounds and making him close to indestructible.
There is also a chance that it could be a non-comic book project, which may be better for Vaughn as he’s already got two comic book franchises on the go. At this rate we may not see Kick-Ass 2 until 2013 or beyond.