We recently reported that Mark Millar said Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall had been greenlit. Now he tells MTV that the movie will actually start shooting in nine months! He also talks about the sequels storyline, and shares some of the first art work from the upcoming comic book.
As far as the story goes he had this to say:
Kick-Ass 2 follows immediately after Kick-Ass. You see how Dave has inspired people to become amateur superheroes, Red Mist has inspired people in the sequel to become amateur supervillains. So what we have is two rival gangs of super characters getting together in New York. We go straight into what’s happened with Dave and Hit-Girl as well, picking up from where they left off in the last story. Hit-Girl has now been adopted by someone who’s saying that she’s not allowed to kill people anymore, she can’t be Hit-Girl anymore. Dave is getting deeper and deeper into this very dangerous hobby that he has which is going out every night and getting into fights, dressed in a superhero costume and he’s actually formed a superhero team.
He goes on to talk about the production, and reveals that they will start shooting in nine months:
We’re probably about nine months away from production starting, at the earliest, because Matthew Vaughn's got to do X-Men: First Class. Matthew just wants to get X-Men done next year then hopefully we’ll just go straight into Kick-Ass 2, that’s the plan.
That’s a massive pressure because Chloe in particular is going to change physically quite dramatically over the next few years, so we have to do the sequel while everyone still looks like they’re in high school.
One of my biggest concerns was the age of of these actors, if they wait too long to shoot this thing, it might be too late to use these actors because they'll be to old.
Finally Millar talks about the success of the first Kick-Ass film:
You have to remember, Kick-Ass made $100 million at the box office. Everyone was expecting it to make Avatar money, I would say people said maybe twice Iron Man money, that type of thing. But Iron Man had a budget that was like eight times our budget. They were like $300 million and we were $28 million. So they made $100 million on a $28 million movie.
I never expected Kick-Ass to make Avatar money. Who thought the film would make Avatar kind of money!? That's they first time I ever heard that. I knew it wasn't going to do well at the box office, I just hoped it would make enough money to get the sequel made, and it looks like that's what is going to happen.
Check out the rest of the comic art below and let us know what you think about what Millar had to say about Kick-Ass 2!