Before the smash hit that was ‘X-Men: First Class,’ director Matthew Vaughn’s first foray into the superhero genre was with 2010’s surprise hit ‘Kick-Ass.’ An adaptation of the hyper-violent comic book written by Mark Millar and illustrated by John Romita Jr., the story follows Dave Lizewski, an ordinary teenager who sets out to become a real-life superhero calling himself Kick-Ass.
While the first film wasn’t a huge box office success, it left fans wanting more. Now, after all the rumours, we may be one step closer to a sequel, with Millar telling the Scottish Daily Record:
“We shoot ‘Kick-Ass 2’ and ‘American Jesus’ this summer.”
A summer shoot would rule out Vaughn directing as he is set to take the director’s chair for a sequel to ‘X-Men: First Class,’ leaving him to produce alongside his ‘Kick-Ass’ screenwriter Jane Goldman. At the moment the project has no director, writer or cast announced and the studio has yet to confirm when or if a ‘Kick-Ass’ sequel might go into production, but you can be sure we will keep you up to date.
In regards to Millar’s other upcoming comic-to-film adaptation, ‘American Jesus,’ he describes the story as “film about the returned Jesus Christ has amazing artistic potential. Jesus shows up in the middle of the financial crisis, America is in turmoil and the Eurozone is collapsing. They are quite apocalyptic times that we are living in with the gap between rich and poor,” adding that the film is “the reverse of ‘The Omen,’ which is about a kid who finds out he is the anti-Christ. This is a kid who finds out he is Jesus Christ.””