Kick-Ass 2 is a Go

Apparently, the folks who said Kick-Ass would make up for its lethargic box office sales in DVD were spot on.  In a UK radio interview, Mark Millar confirmed that the sequel got a green light.  On the overall take of the first movie, Millar says, "The estimate is [Kick-Ass] will do 100 to 150 million on DVD based on the American sales, you know, so it'll end up making a quarter of a billion on a 28 million investment. So It should be okay," and "So the sequel's greenlit, we can go ahead and do the follow up now, you know. The first made so much compared to what it cost it would be crazy not to."

The sequel will focus on the Red Mist and his rise to supervillainy. I assume he'll have his ass kicked after that part.

That's about all we know.  But it's good to see that a slow start at the box office doesn't necessarily signal the end of the world. It also doesn't hurt when a picture is independently and wisely financed so it can turn a profit without doing Avatar numbers.

For more on Kick-Ass, maybe you should watch this video show?


  1. Awesome… and I still need to watch the first one.

  2. Interesting, I’m guessing Vaghn is coming back after X-men First Class, but I don’t see any mention of that, hopefully that’s the case.

  3. Very good news, especially with everyone shvitzing their pants about low box office sales lately. Kick-Ass is a great movie (better than the comic, in my humble), and it deserves a sequel.

  4. So the race is one to see which finishes production first!  Kick Ass 2 the comic Vs. Kick Ass 2 the film!

  5. I thought Nick Cage was the best part of the first film (and I’m not generally a Nick Cage fan).  I’m not sure how interested I am in seeing a second film that he won’t be a part of.

  6. No, it’s not a go. Mark Millar has a big mouth.

  7. i wasn’t happy with Kick-Ass as a film. most of the action scenes were well shot and coreagraphed, and the use of John Murphy’s Danny Boyle scores are added some depth. And while i know this film is a parody of the superhero genre, and the superhero film in general, i just think that Vaughn did a poor job at making it a succesful parody; it almost mocked itself at times, which may have been the point, but to mock something that’s already being mocked seems rather odd to me.

    Kick-Ass 2 maybe able to offer something different than the first film, and if it does, i’ll probably go see it, but if it just ends up being lets see what crazy things we can do in this one, than I may pass. time will tell as always.

  8. Fantastic!  If Vaughan and company are back on board, so am I.

  9. That is good news. Hopefully the same will be said for Scott Pilgrim, although without a sequel.

  10. It can be about Red Mist, as long as there is plenty of Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl as well.

  11. I wonder if this will still be exciting news if the comics suck?  Knowing the creators, they probably won’t, but what if the comics fail to deliver?  What does it mean for the movie?  These wouldn’t be questions to ponder if Millar would create the comics first before selling the movie.  Oh well.  Glad to see these creators getting a piece of the action while they can.

  12. It would be nice if both Millar and JRJR focused their efforts on Kick-Ass 2 the comic and actually got it out on time. I’m more excited about JRJR returning to these characters than i am about a sequel.

  13. I don’t care so much about Red Mist and Kick-Ass.  Just as long as there are plenty of moments with Hit-Girl.

  14. Finally saw Kick-Ass on Sunday night. I think I actually enjoyed it more than the comic, but maybe that had to do with the issues being released so far apart from each other and not having read it all in one sitting.  Anyways, with Matthew Vaughn directing X-Men: First Class, I wonder if they’ll use a different director.  If they wait for Vaughn, Chloe Moretz (Hit Girl) might be too grown up by the time he is available to shoot.

  15. So the film is just gonna be all about McLovin?

    Yeah…..that’ll do well. 

  16. Neb: "what if the comics fail to deliver?"

    Well then, at least it’ll be consistent with the original.


  17. Verrrry good.

  18. Good for Millar and JRJr, at least. I have no interest in learning more about Red Mist, though I’m sure I’ll see it when (if) it gets made. I have a disease where I’ll watch any comic-based movie just because. They gotta get someone besides McLovin, though.

  19. I will see it!



  20. I liked the comic okay, but when you do this stuff on film I think the realism of using real people tends toward dehumanization. I’m not saying these movies are "bad" or that they shouldn’t be made, but showing real kids and real people performing such violence in such a glib careless way? It’s really dehumanizing. I’m not one of those people who wag their fingers about violence in entertainment, but with movies like this I almost get the feeling that the entire "cool" factor is predicated on portraying human misery as funny.

  21. Kick Ass was forgettable without Hit Girl.

  22. Nick Cage made the first movie. Not to enthused about this.

  23. @ bunnycatch3r
    Yea, Hit Girl made the story and movie.  
    Not sure why it’s called Kick-Ass, since his story wasn’t as interesting as Hit Girl’s. Even now, I’m more interested in seeing how Hit Girl functions in "real life" without Big Daddy — could careless about the Kick-Ass character . . .