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Aaron Johnson Says The Future Of Kick-Ass 2 Is In Matthew Vaughn's Hands

For all of the talk we've heard from comic creator Mark Millar about a sequel to Kick-Ass,the other players in the mix have been keeping quiet. Director Matthew Vaughn is off directing X-Men: First Class, Chloe Moretz is promoting her newest film, Let Me In, and Aaron Johnson is doing publicity for Nowhere Boy, a biopic about the early years of John Lennon that was made before Kick-Ass, but is seeing a stateside release next week. Fortunately, I was able to catch up with the actor who played the title role and ask him about the sequel.

Sitting in with Johnson as part of a roundtable interview, I asked him what stage Kick-Ass 2: Balls To The Wall was in, and while he was somewhat vague about the details, it sounds as though the film will be made when Vaughn can open up his schedule to make it.

"Mark Millar and John Romita are just writing, possibly writing, the comic book. It’s kind of in Mathew wall court really, and he’s doing X-Men. I think it’s something we might come back to later."

Kind of a mixed bag, really. Like many of you, Kick-Ass is one of my favorite films so far this year and really do want to see where the story goes. There is, of course, the comic series, which I plan on reading, but because of the changes made to the story in the movie, the books may not satisfy as a direct sequel. Johnson sounds like he's ready for a second round, so box office under-performance be damned: let's get this movie made.

Eric Eisenberg

NJ native who calls LA home; lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran; endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.