The stories of Kick-Ass 2 actually happening have been on and off and on again, with promises of start dates, release dates and all that jargen. However, it never felt like the film was actually ever going to get made, but now a poster banner has been released, with the date simply stating 2013, and this is the first real piece of concrete news we have had that the film is coming.
As of now though, all we know is that Chloe Grace Moretz is returning as Hit-Girl, Aaron Johnson is back as Kick-Ass and Christopher Mintz-Plasse returns as Red Mist. New cast members include: John Leguizamo as one of Red Mists body guards, and Donald Faison as Doctor Gravity. It is also rumoured that Nic Cage might play a small cameo, in flashback form of course!
Matthew Vaughn is not directing this one, but he will produce. Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down, Cry Wolf) will both write and direct and the sequel has a title of Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall. It is also been said that the makers are indeed aiming for an R rating for the film, which could mean either an 18 or 15 cert here in the UK.
Production is expected to begin next month in Toronto and London, and at this moment in time plot details are being kept under wraps. However, there have been rumours that a new villain might turn up in this sequel, Mother Russia. In the comics she is a towering, ex-KGB officer who serves as Red Mist’s bodyguard.
More on this as it develops.
By Matt Wavish