When Comic-Con roles up in the next few weeks, we are going to get our first taste of Mathew Vaunghn's comic book film adaptation of Kick-Ass! Believe it or not, seeing the footage for this ultra violent flick, will be a highlight of Comic-Con for me, I'm really looking forward to it.
I came across some very interesting news today about the film which comes from the artist of the comic John Romita Jr., who will be in attendance at the con this year. The first thing I want to point out, is that the ending for the comic book will be a different ending for the film. Romita explains the reason for this ending difference:
"Things have to be independent because, as [Millar] made the great point, we don't want to look like we're ‘demagoging' the film and trying to capitalize on it. We didn't want to do that,"
Romita is almost done with issue #7 of the comic and into #8 which will be the final issue. I think it will be cool to see a couple different endings to the story.
Now, here is some very cool news! Romita's artwork for the comic book just won't be in the comic book. Apparently all of the flashback sequences in the film Kick-Ass are going to be animated in the same style and feel as the comic! Romia say's:
“Matthew Vaughn is a fan of the comic, and that’s where the flashback animation sequence comes from. He wanted an homage to the comic. He was a fan of my pacing and storytelling and used as much as he could along those lines. As long as you get along with people professionally and don’t get too abrasive, generally you’re going to find the happy medium.”
How awesome is that!? I really enjoy the artwork from the comic book, and to be able to see it in animation form is going to be something very cool. Hopefully we get to see one of the animated sequences at Comic-Con as well. With out even seeing the ending which one will you prefer, the comics ending, or the films ending?