Writer and creator Mark Millar has had his hands full recently with the success of last year’s Wanted, and the upcoming comic adaptation, Kick-Ass. The film is based off of Millar’s popular series about a high school boy who moonlights as a superhero. The movie stars Aaron Johnson as the title character Dave Lizewski/Kick-Ass, Nicolas Cage as Big Daddy, and Chloe Moretz as his 11-year old daughter Hit Girl.
With the exception of a few photos, there hasn’t been a heavy flow of Kick-Ass promotion coming our way. Millar has been very protective of the film, which is currently in post-production. Only a select few have seen actual footage from the movie, yet the writer is pretty confident that there will be a sequel.
Over at SciFiWire, Millar spoke about how Wanted literally broke the bank, and opened the door for him to adapt more of his comics for the big screen. He expects Kick-Ass to be bigger and better than his previous work, and already has the story for the sequel mapped out.
Kick-Ass 2 is already being plotted out. We’re planning it, because all the actors are quite young and we have to make it relatively quickly. So we’ll definitely do that inside the next 18 to 24 months. Wanted made a fortune. It made a ton of money, and it was a property nobody had ever heard of. And I think Kick-Ass is going to be even bigger. Everybody who’s seen bits of it were rubbing their hands together with excitement because they think they’ve stumbled onto something very big. So I can’t complain. It’s not been a genius plan of mine or anything. It’s just been a bunch of happy accidents that led to this.
His excitement scares me. I know a lot of people who weren’t really pleased with the film adaptation of Wanted. Yet, he seemed to enjoy it and think it was great! If he thinks Kick-Ass will be even better than Wanted, I dont’ know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing? Kick-Ass is directed by Matthew Vaughn and is scheduled to hit theaters sometime later this year. No definite release date has been set, which I find a bit unsettling, so stay tuned.
Do you think Kick-Ass will be as good as Millar says? Are you interested in seeing the film?