Comic creator Mark Millar isn't one to hold back in revealing what he has planned for the sequels to the film adaptations of his comic books. He has always been forthcoming about his plans for Wanted 2, and has been talking about a sequel to the upcoming Matthew Vaughn-directed feature adaptation of his Kick-Ass comic-book since last June.
So with the April 16th release of Kick-Ass the movie rapidly approaching, Millar got all spoileriffic with his plans for Kick-Ass 2, and the direction he'll be taking with the comic-book.
I'll say right off the bat that this post pretty much is nothing but "potential" Spoilers for those who haven't read the comic-books, and there are even some for those who have. So you have been warned.
Millar revealed in the movie companion book Kick-Ass: Creating the Comic, Making the Movie, Millar revealed the direction that that the main character, Dave Lizewski a.k.a Kick-Ass, will take in both the comic and potential movie sequel:
One of my favourite ideas in superhero comics is the exposure of the secret identity... I like the idea of doing that to somebody like Kick-Ass, who's going to have real-world ramifications if his secret identity gets exposed. I wanted that in the first volume but there was just no room, so I shifted it all into the second volume.
Millar also revealed the future of Chris D'Amico a.k.a Red Mist, and how the role in the first movie was originally supposed to be smaller before realizing what actor Christopher Mintz-Plasse was capable of on-screen, and how his established persona as the loveable McLovin will help make the character's development more shocking.
Red Mist surviving, becoming the super-villain was always planned, but the idea was that he was going to be a more minor character in the first film. Then we saw what Christopher Mintz-Plasse was capable of! Also, I really like the idea of somebody who people were relaxed watching on screen doing horrible things... the second movie, it's going to get very, very dark what goes on with him.
So the idea of McLovin' and the fun Red Mist doing something horrible is genuinely quite disturbing when you see it happen. We couldn't have got away with that with another actor. The minute we saw his performance, we were looking at each other and realised how good he was and what we could do with him in the future..."
It's nothing too shocking, or unpredictable. But it'll be interesting to see how much of this remain intact in developing the film. We already know the ending for the first movie will be different than the comic, to keep things exciting for fans of the comic.
What do you think of Millar's ideas for the KICK-ASS 2?