Mark Millar Says Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall Films This Summer

But original writer/director team Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman won't be back.

Mark Millar has told The Daily Record that a sequel to Kick-Ass will film this summer. Back in January we heard that Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall was surprisingly going ahead but that the original director Matthew Vaughn and his co-writer Jane Goldman had declined the opportunity to return. The film is believed to be moving forward with a new, as yet unnamed writer/director team. Vaughan, who has since directed X-Men: First Class and is currently working on developing that sequel and working on bringing Millar's recent creation The Secret Service to the big screen, last year called a proposed sequel to Kick-Ass as 'crass' and that he wanted no part of it. Having grossed $48 million on a $30 million budget, a success but not one that was expected given the HUGE buzz and marketing it had going in (the film didn't cross the $100 million it expected to worldwide either), we thought that would be the end of Kick-Ass, especially as time went on, but the sequel got a lifeline last month and is now seemingly moving rapidly forward. If filming does begin this summer that would probably mean a 2013 or 2014 release for Kick-Ass 2. No word on the status of the cast members returning for the sequel but I would imagine Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse would be up for another one. Though they really do need to get around to it quickly as both actors (especially Moretz) are at the age where they grow up very quickly and before you know it they are too old to do a natural sequel. Meanwhile, Millar also claims a film adaptation of American Jesus is also a go project this summer and that he has bought the film rights to Superior and is developing that for a 2014 release. "It is the reverse of the Omen, which is about a kid who finds out he is the anti-Christ. This is a kid who finds out he is Jesus Christ," he told the newspaper. "We shoot Kick-Ass 2 and American Jesus this summer." But then whoever knows for sure with Millar?
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Matt Holmes is the co-founder of What Culture, formerly known as Obsessed With Film. He has been blogging about pop culture and entertainment since 2006 and has written over 10,000 articles.