It’s no secret that a sequel to Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass adaptation is in the works. Even though the film wasn’t a huge commercial success, it made enough money to warrant a follow up. According to Movieweb, Kick-Ass creator and writer Mark Millar recently opened up about his comic book sequel entitled Kick-Ass: Balls to the Wall and discussed how it will tie into the upcoming movie version.
He revealed that he’s currently working on the comic and he should be done by Christmas. At that point he plans on working with Vaughn on the film adaptation next spring (April). Here’s what he had to say in regards to where the first Kick-Ass left off and where the new one will pick up.
The film and the comic book are very closely tied together. There are only a few minor changes towards the end. It does led directly into a sequel, and I am writing the sequel as I always planned it to be. The actors may be a little bit older, or bigger. They can address that in the movie. But I am not changing anything for the comic book. We left things off with her being adopted by this extremely nice man. He is a cop. And she has to stop killing people, you know? That seems like an interesting starting point in the next one in regards to her character.
She is going to be like Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven, where she hasn’t picked up a gun in years. It’s that type of thing. I like the idea of doing that with an eleven year old girl. She was part of this massive cacophony of violence. But she’s not allowed to kill people anymore. She is consumed with anger, and forced to watch TV shows instead. Halfway through the movie, or the comic, we will follow her as she picks up a gun again. It is going to be awesome.
As for the future of Red Mist…
He heads off and develops his martial arts skills. He learns how to become a better villain. That type of thing. He is going to come back and wreck unholy vengeance on our team. But in reality, he just comes back and gets stoned, and he spends a lot of money. He can’t do anything, so he hires this bad ass girl from Russia, she comes into the story, and her plan is to kill Hit Girl. Red Mist becomes like Charles Manson. He goes on-line and influences a bunch of young villains to go against Kick-Ass and Hit Girl. The whole thing ends up as a big gang fight like you’d see in The Warriors. There is going to be a big gang fight in the middle of Times Square between all of these costumed heroes. And at the head will be the Red Mist and Hit Girl.
This fight sounds like a scene taken directly from the story mode of Tekken 5. Other than that, I’m intrigued. A Russian assassin chick going head to head with a revamped Hit Girl sounds like pure entertainment. I was really hoping that Red Mist would return as a true bad ass but he’s just going turn into a sociopath, which has a totally different appeal. Not necessarily bad, but different.
What do you think of Millar’s plan for Kick-Ass: Balls to the Wall?