Kick Ass 2 Update

Kick Ass 2 Update

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 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.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.