Is it possible Kick Ass 3 is a thing? Fans of the movies may not realize that the comics have been going for a while now, deepening and complicating the life of Dave Lizewski and Mindy MacReady, aka Kick Ass and Hit Girl. That second movie didn't exactly light the world on fire, however, so could there really be enough left in the tank to close out the trilogy?
In an interview with the architects of the Kick Ass universe, Mark Millar and John Romita Jr., at Comic Book Resources, the writer and the artist leave the door open for a possible Kick-Ass 3 - but only a bit. Millar says,
First of all, kudos to Millar for eliminating the doubt that Hollywood movies don't make any profit. That second Kick Ass was considered a disappointment after actually making $63 million worldwide on a $24 million budget because it probably cost around $40-$60 million to promote. But that home market can be lucrative, and both movies in the series have done huge business in the Blu-ray marketplace. Box office "flops" are only theatrical flops: once you get those alternate revenue streams involved, you find out that making movies is NOT as much of a money-losing proposition as you had been told.
Secondly, where does Kick Ass go after part two? The comics have a very conclusive, movie-ready ending in regards to volume three. Could that be the fates of Kick Ass and Hit Girl? The second one had some pretty harsh reviews, and for good reason. While the first film interrogates the idea of superheroes in mainstream society, the second film seems to revel in it, to the point where the satire is lost.
There's also the discussion about the portrayal of violence, which was controversial enough to make Jim Carrey speak out and refuse to promote Kick Ass 2. The opinionated Romita had something to say about that as well.
Well then! People involved in these movies like Chloe Moretz have aired out their opinions thus far, but not to this extent. Guess Carrey won't be in Kick Ass 3, will he? (If it ever even actually happens)
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