Harry Knowles is reporting that Kick-Ass 2 has been greenlit, but I can’t lie to you guys. Those three exclamation points in the headline are meant to indicate the likelihood that this story is total bullsh*t. So take it with a few grains of salt, and then slam some tequila and punch a hooker if you have to (I’m not here to judge). An AICN reader sent Knowles this tip:
Been listening to Mark Millar on Radio 5 in the UK who says that because of the fantastic number of DVD sales of Kick Ass that Kick Ass 2 has been greenlit and will go ahead and be based on Millar’s follow-up comic.
The key thing to remember here is that Mark Millar is notorious for constantly making sh*t up and being wrong. This isn’t even the first time he’s brought up a Kick-Ass sequel — Chris Mintz-Plasse shot down Millar’s last sequel claim back in May. According to people in the know, Matthew Vaughn is busy with X-Men: First Class, and they won’t know the status of a Kick-Ass sequel until he’s done. This is probably just wishful thinking on Millar’s part, based on DVD sales reports, and the fact that he’d make a bunch more money if they turned another one of his comics into a movie. My, this was an interesting story, wasn’t it.
Anyway, why the hell does everything need a sequel? I know this sounds like Godfather 2 compared to an Expendables sequel, but still. Didn’t SPOILER ALERT: Nic Cage’s character die at the end? F*ck that. I refuse to watch a Kick-Ass without Nic Cage being a weirdo. The only way this could work is if they made it a prequel, and found an even younger girl to play Hit-Girl. What? I think that could be hot.