Mark Millar Says Kick-Ass 2 Is Greenlit

By Josh Tyler 2010-08-31 15:27:30discussion comments
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Hereís how you know a movie really didnít do well: When the people involved in it start bragging about its projected DVD sales. Thatís exactly what Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar did when Bleeding Cool caught him talking about the movie based on his comic book. Millar is convinced the movie will sell twice as much in DVDs as it did in movie tickets, which really makes no sense.

But hereís the good news for Kick-Ass fans: Millar says Kick-Ass 2 is happening. After it makes all that crazy DVD money he says, ďSo It should be okay. So the sequelís greenlit, we can go ahead and do the follow up now, you know. The first made so much compared to what it cost it would be crazy not to.Ē

Even though relatively speaking Kick-Ass was a box office disappointment, it did turn a profit. It made less than $50 million domestically but it did end up making nearly $100 million worldwide and it only cost them $30 million to make. Even if you tack on another $30 million in marketing costs the movie still made money. Maybe thatís enough to get a sequel greenlit. Maybe Millarís telling the truth. Or maybe not.

The thing is Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn doesnít seem to have waited around to make a sequel. Heís already jumped on another project. Vaugh is off directing X-Men: First Class. Best case scenario itíll be years before heíd have time to do Kick-Ass 2. Maybe theyíll get someone else. Maybe theyíll get Mark Millar, who has long lobbied to get a major directing gig in Hollywood. Or maybe this sequel will end up direct to DVD since, apparently, DVDís the place itís going to make most of its money anyway.
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