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Mark Millar Says KICK-ASS 2 Shoots This Summer

movie news | 21 Feb 2012 | 4 comments

Millar talks up ‘Kick-Ass’ sequel.

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.””


  • Mr_Twist

    american jesus huh... i can hear the christian groups rioting already

  • tetsujin1979

    This will probably delay the release of the final issue of Kick Ass 2 even more!
    If you haven't read it, there's no way that this is going to be a faithful reproduction, it would never be allowed to release

  • scollonp

    Hopefully they are still keeping the working title "Kick Ass 2: Balls to the wall". I love that title :)

  • ssconnolly

    Awesome, I though this wasn't going to happen. Can't wait for this.

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