Last week, we posted an article entitled, “Was It Bad Timing That Befell Kick-Ass and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World?” It pretty much explained the reasons why neither film was a huge commercial success, even though we’re sure they’ll gain a following on DVD. Despite its low ticket sales, comic creator Mark Millar recently revealed during an interview with BBC Radio that a Kick-Ass sequel has already been greenlit.
According to Millar,
“The estimate is [Kick-Ass] will do 100 to 150 million on DVD based on the American sales, you know, so it’ll end up making a quarter of a billion on a 28 million investment. So It should be okay. So the sequel’s greenlit, we can go ahead and do the follow up now, you know. The first made so much compared to what it cost it would be crazy not to.”
That’s true, the movie was a labor of love for director Matthew Vaughn who fought tooth and nail to get the film into theaters. And because of its low budget, they earned a decent profit but do they really want to push it? It’s gained a lot of momentum on DVD but I’m not sure if that’s enough to make another film.
Even if Kick-Ass 2 is greenlit and goes into production, who’s to say that it will gain enough support for a theatrical release? Lionsgate distributed the first film and they’ve invested in some questionable material in the past, but are they willing to take another gamble on this property?
What do you think? Do you want to see a Kick-Ass 2?