The original Kick-Ass has something of a special place in my film collection, not only because it’s a great film and one that I adore, but also because it’s one of the first films to be reviewed here at accessreel.com back in early 2010.
From ‘X-Men: First Class’ director Matthew Vaughn, the original ‘Kick-Ass’ was a self-financed project directed and produced by Vaughn with a screenplay from his writing partner Jane Goldman. The film features humour, action and an unforgettable performance from both Nicholas Cage and Chloe Grace Moretz.
Two years later we are still without a sequel (other than in the comics) however things are looking more certain that every with reports that Universal Studios are currently in talks with Vaughn to make and distribute ‘Kick-Ass 2’ based on the Mark Millar-John Romita Jr comic-book series.
As expected from the closing scenes of the first film (minor spoilers ahead), Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are all expected to return for the likely sequel. Vaughn however is only attached as producer, with Jeff Wadlow currently in line to direct. Wadlow’s previous directing projects include both ‘Never Back Down’ and ‘Cry Wolf’, Vaughn is currently attached to direct a sequel to ‘X-Men: First Class’.
If things proceed smoothly it’s looking likely that filming could start in September which might lead to a late 2013 or early 2014 release date.