No more Kick Ass anytime soon….

No more Kick Ass anytime soon….

Kick Ass 3 isn’t looking very likely at this stage with comic book co-creator Mark Millar reportedly commenting that ultimately, the decision is with Matthew Vaughn who currently owns the movie rights for the series. While the original Kick Ass was financially solid, the second film didn’t fare so well, with piracy often referenced as one of the main issues holding back the sequel’s revenue stream.

Kick-Ass came into theatres in 2010, with its follow-up in 2013 which in terms of worldwide box office only managed approximately two-thirds of the original. Matthew Vaughn of course didn’t direct the sequel, following the first film Vaughn quickly moved into the X-Men franchise with the popular X-Men: First Class, he’s currently working in post-production on Kingsman: The Secret Service (another comic book based property).

If Vaughn decided to move ahead with Kick Ass 3, the goodwill he’s built with First Class would no doubt go a long way to seeing the project gain some traction, whether he’d be interested in directing it or not is something we’ll have to wait and see. But for now, Kick Ass 3 looks like it’ll only exist in comic book form for the time being. A shame….

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.

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