8. Kick-Ass 3
In the days before Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool brought violent,
dark comedy superhero films into the mainstream, paving the way for the likes
of The Suicide Squad, Matthew Vaughn occupied that space with 2010’s Kick-Ass,
based on the comic series by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr, starring Aaron
Taylor-Johnson as the amateur, powerless superhero. The movie was well-received
by critics, audiences and fans, and made enough at the box office to warrant a
sequel, this time directed by Jeff Wadlow.
While not a terrible movie, there was a mixed reception and an overall sense of disappointment, the general consensus being that the sequel had not lived up to the first film. This middling reception, alongside less than stellar box office returns, left things shaky for the future of the Kick-Ass universe, but stars Taylor-Johnson and Chloë Grace Moretz were very much up to return, especially if Vaughn was involved.
Since then, the project seems to have been unable to get off the ground, with a lack of clarity as to whether it will be a threequel or a reboot, or even a threequel followed by a reboot. Whatever form it takes, no one has any idea when it will materialise.