After Kick-Ass was released in theaters there was a big question on everybody’s mind… did it do well enough at the box-office to get a sequel made? There was a lot of talk about a sequel prior to the first film even being released, and I would love to see a sequel happen! But, the movie really didn’t make that much money. So far it's made a little over $40 Million, the film was made for $30 million, so it has a little profit. That won’t stop Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar from tell the world that Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Walls, will start production in 2011 for a 2012 release date.
He spilled the beans in an interview with Forces of Geek in which he was promoting his new UK Geek Magazine CLiNT. Here is a little description he gives on the magazine:
I’ve worked on everything from Spider-Man comics to the Iron Man movie for Marvel in New York, but what really excites me is the gap I see in the UK market at the moment. There are absolutely no comic-books aimed at 16-30 year old guys and I think CLiNT has potential to make an enormous impact, bringing a new type of magazine to a new generation.
I want this to be edgy and irreverent, the kind of thing guys will be passing around lunch-halls and common rooms, and there’s nobody I’d rather have creating new characters for CLiNT than Jonathan and Frankie. They’re both brilliant writers and will surprise a lot of people with this stuff. The last thing you’d expect from Jonathan, for example, is a vampre strip, but he pulls it off amazingly. People are going to love this.
Then there is this little tidbit of info in the article:
Millar is also launching his sequel to the hit Kick-Ass movie in the first issue of the comic. “Kick-Ass 2: Balls To The Wall” has been scheduled for production in 2011 for a 2012 cinema release
If this is true, then once Vaughn is finished directing X-Men: First Class, he will jump right back into Kick-Ass. Fox wants to release X-Men: First Class in June 2011, so that gives Vaughn plenty of time to start Kick-Ass 2 in 2011. I really hope it happens, I’d love to see these great and original characters back up on the big screen kicking ass. What do you think?