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Mark Millar has not been shy about discussing his plans for Kick-Ass 2, and when he was pressed to explain the film’s real prospects of getting made in a radio interview, he didn’t seem to feel that there were any roadblocks. In fact, he said the whole project has already been “greenlit.”
“The estimate is [Kick-Ass] will do 100 to 150 million on DVD based on the American sales, you know, so it’ll end up making a quarter of a billion on a 28 million investment. So It should be okay,” Millar told BBC Radio Five Live’s Richard Bacon show (via Bleeding Cool). “So the sequel’s greenlit, we can go ahead and do the follow up now, you know. The first made so much compared to what it cost it would be crazy not to.”
Millar is a master showman and eternal optimist when discussing his own work, of course, so consider the source in that assessment. Nevertheless, he believes the sequel will happen and went on to confirm that director Tony Scott is pursuing Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp for Nemesis. If reality has caught up with his understanding of the situation, it sounds like some fun times are ahead for the man.