It has been announced that Kick-Ass creator, Mark Millar, will be producing a third and final sequel to the comic-book movie saga, according to the Press Association.
Miller, who took the producer’s role on both Kick-Ass and Kick-Ass 2, has confirmed he is already working on a Kick-Ass 3 comic and the third instalment would see Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) return for one final showdown as superhero’s battling against crime. Miller was quoted saying: “It’s the conclusion of the Dave Lizewski story. I’m almost done, I’ve nearly finished the book. It’s the end. It’s weird. My agent keeps saying to me, ‘We’re making a lot of money here. Let’s do Kick-Ass 4 and 5.’ But I said, ‘No, I’ve got to stay true to my principles’.”
Miller added: “I want to end it where I want to end it, because when I first put this together in 2006, I had this ending and it’s the very logical conclusion. To milk it beyond that either means I’ve got greedy or I’ve come up with some brilliant new idea, but it probably pretty much ends with Kick-Ass 3. I’ve always seen it as a trilogy.”
Matthew Vaughn directed the first instalment, and Jeff Wadlow directed the second, with Vaughn producing, and Millar indicated that producers would need to move quickly on the third instalment before 16-year-old Moretz and 23-year-old Taylor-Johnson became too old to play the roles. “I don’t think we can wait that long because the youth of the characters is really important. Hit-Girl’s going to be a mum in the next one if we don’t hurry up. I reckon if we do this one, we should try and do it in the next couple of years – it depends on schedules though because these guys are all really busy. But we need to move fast with it.”
So there you have it. It’ll be interesting to see where they take the third instalment, and whether they can come up with new ways to shock us in disturbing ways! Watch this space for more info.