Kick-Ass Q&A with Millar and Romita Jr.

A couple of week's back, Conor and I attended a screening of Kick-Ass sponsored by  You'll hear all about what we thought about the movie, next week, by the way.  The screening was a who's who in low level New York geek media and the comics industry. I can tell you that Joe Quesda didn't get a reserved seat  Anyway, after the film, Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. answered some questions from UGO Movies editor Jordan Hoffman, and the audience about the comics and the movie. 

The Q&A is available for your free viewing pleasure, but you've got to be a fan of UGO on facebook to view them.  That would be here.

On the one hand, the movie isn't out yet, and the Q&A is sort of chock full of spoilers, since the whole audience had just watched the film.  The movie is slightly different than the comic book, so if you're concerned with that sort of thing, you are warned.  On the other hand, they are two fascinating people to listen to, who honestly couldn't come from more different places.  On the third hand, there was a guy there who actually dresses like a superhero and fights crime.  So you've got that going for you.

And don't miss next week, because there is more than plenty of Kick-Ass stuff headed your way, including some cast and crew interviews.  In the meantime, you can also listen to our Talksplode with John Romita Jr.


  1. They did a preview screening for comic book store employees here in Boston about a month ago, and, man, I was blown away by how much fun this movie was.  An entire audience of comic book store employees, and nobody had any complaints.  Of all the comic book adaptation movies I’ve ever seen, I felt this was the only one that ever surpassed the book.  The changes in back story made for much more interesting motivations.  And, shit, I haven’t enjoyed a Nicholas Cage performance this much since Face Off….maybe even The World According To Garp.

    Can’t wait to hear what y’all thought of it.

  2. Thanks so much for the interview. JRJ is one of my favorite artists and every time I see him on the internet or read an interview he just seems like a really nice guy. I loved Kick-Ass and can’t wait to read his Avengers.

  3. Hoping to get a similar audience that Conor had during the Dark Knight movie I decided to NOT watch prescreening of this and give it the genuine look when it releases. It’ll definetly be interesting.

  4. I attented a small Q&A with Millar here in Glasgow last month, where Millar told us we were actually going to be shown a special secret preview of the Kick-Ass movie. Then revealed that he was just joking. I thought it was pretty funny, but I imagine some were crushed. That just makes it funnier though.

  5. Is anyone else being redirected to the facebook homepage upon clicking that link? :S

  6. Works for me. But try

  7. @TheGoddamnDeadpool: The same thing keeps happening to me. Tis strange.

  8. Just drove 90km to see Kick-ass, omg, it was AWESOME 😀 Not what I was expecting AT ALL! I was a little afraid they’d change it for the worse, SO NOT! Can’t wait for the iFanboy Review, I have no-one to talk to about it in this town.


    It felt and still feels like expectations are high going in because of all the hype I’ve (we’ve all?) been hearing about it prior to going in, but in my mind, it totally lived up. Can’t wait for Kick-ass 2 the comic OR movie 😀 I want this DVD Today 🙂 

  9. Awesome Interview too 🙂 Funny guy.