Mark Millar Talks Kick-Ass 2
Hot on the heels of director Jeff Wadlow speaking at Kapow! last weekend about his vision for Kick-Ass 2 at Universal Pictures, comic creator Mark Millar talked to Digital Spy about what’s going on with the film based on the already-published miniseries.
Millar explained how Wadlow came to replace Matthew Vaughn as director. “Matthew Vaughn chose the director about 18 months ago secretly because he knew he wasn’t going to be doing Kick-Ass 2 since he had taken on the X-Men franchise,” Millar said. “For a little while, a few weeks, it looked like he might do Kick-Ass 2, but they poured a bucket of money over him to do X-Men instead.”
He went on to say that the cast from the original film, which included Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Chrisopher Mintz-Plasse, is set to return, “unless somebody is hit by a bus or something.”
The writer also explained that the film will consist of material from both the Hit-Girl spinoff and Kick-Ass 2, with the Hit-Girl story leading right into the sequel comic elements. He also addressed the changes that went on with the Red Mist, who changes his name to The Motherfucker in the follow-up and whether actor Minz-Plasse can pull off that tonal shift.
“To see the guy you know as the charming McLovin doing awful things, it’s going to be doubly upsetting, and that was always the plan. He’s a very, very underrated actor,” Millar said. “I think sometimes if you do comedy, people don’t accept that you are a serious actor, but he’s one of those guys who can turn his mind to anything.”
Millar went on to talk very spoiler-y about the end of the Kick-Ass 2 comic series and the future of the franchise — he says the third series will be the last — and his future projects. Kick-Ass 2 does not yet have a release date, but it will be out next year.