Kick-Ass 2 Already Scheduled For 2012 Release Date?

By Katey Rich 2010-05-05 12:53:15discussion comments
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I thought all hope for a Kick-Ass 2 had been squashed by the film's less-than-spectacular box office performance, and that the only way to catch the further adventures of Red Mist, Hit Girl and company would be if Mark Millar decided to put out another comic book. As it turns out Millar really is planning another comic, but apparently another movie is part of the program as well.

Millar is launching a new monthly magazine for UK comic book fans called CLiNT, and in a press release sent to Forces of Geek, he announced that he'll be launching the first pages of Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall in the magazine. Not only that, but the movie "has been scheduled for production in 2011 with a 2012 cinema release."

Now the press release, being one for the comic book press and not the movies, is very scarce on details, such as who exactly scheduled this production, where the money was coming from, and if director Matthew Vaughn will even be available while finishing X-Men: First Class for its own 2011 release date. It doesn't surprise me at all that Millar is writing the next edition of the comics with an eye on a movie version, but it would surprise me if Kick-Ass 2 had already settled on a production schedule without any of us hearing anything about it.

Matthew Vaughn went through a titanic effort to make Kick-Ass independent of the studio system, and though Lionsgate likely won't lose money outright on his film, they don't seem all that eager to fund a sequel. Even if this is just wishful thinking, though, take this as a sign that we are nowhere near done hearing about all the potential for Kick-Ass 2.
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