Kick-Ass 2 Still Not Being Written, Won't Be Matthew Vaughn's Next
When Kick-Ass landed in theaters last year it was in no way the hit that anybody had expected. Making only $19 million in its opening weekend and precipitously falling in the weeks following, fans might want to see a sequel, but it doesn't seem likely. Last we heard, star Aaron Johnson, who played the titular hero, said that the idea for the sequel was entirely in the hands of director Matthew Vaughn. Then, just a few days later, Chloe Moretz chimed in to say that everything we've heard about a Kick-Ass 2 has been all rumor. Today's news doesn't make the situation any brighter.
Jane Goldman, who has written the scripts for Vaughn's Stardust, Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class, recently took to Twitter to clear up some rumors that she has been hearing about the sequel. First, she cleared up that she is not currently writing another Kick-Ass film. Instead, she is working on two other projects at the moment and then will be moving on to Vaughn's next film - which also won't be Kick-Ass 2 - after he finishes post-production on X-Men.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand that things don't look good for the project. The more time passes the more people forget that Kick-Ass was a movie in the first place, and that doesn't make things easy when you want to start developing a franchise. If you really need your Kick-Ass fix, head down to your local comic book shop and pick up the latest issues - it may be all you can get for a while.
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