Universal Pictures is in talks to make Kick-Ass 2, with Jeff Wadlow (Cry Wolf) directing his own screenplay. Mark Millar is also expected to write for the sequel, according to IMDb.com.
Kick-Ass, released in 2010, was based on the graphic novel of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. The first installment was directed by Matthew Vaughn. It made $28 million and grossed $48.1 million domestic and $103 million worldwide.
The previous director, Vaughn, cannot direct the sequel because he is committed to a follow-up to X-Men: First Class, but is fully supportive of the change, according to Deadline.com.
IMDB lists the sequel as Kick-Ass 2: Balls 2 the Wall. The comic book sequel also listed it as their working title before becoming simply, “Kick-Ass 2.”
It is not yet known whether original cast members Aaron Johnson (Dave Lizewski/Kick-Ass), Chloe Moretz (Mindy Macready/Hit-Girl) and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Chris D’Amico/Red Mist) will reprise their roles. Although they have all expressed interest in continuing the series.
No other details have been released.
For those interested in catching up before the sequel, the official plot synopsis of the original book follows.
Have you ever wanted to be a superhero? Dreamed of donning a mask and just heading outside to kick some ass? Well, this is the book for you – the comic that starts where other superhero books draw the line. Kick-Ass is realistic superheroes taken to the next level. Miss out and you’re an idiot! Wolverine: Enemy of the State’s team of Mark Millar (Civil War) and John Romita Jr. (World War Hulk) reunite for the best new book of the 21st century. This title collects Kick-Ass numbered 1-8.”
And the synopsis for Kick-Ass 2:
KICK-ASS is back, just as over-the-top as ever! As everybody’s favorite psychotic 11-year-old HIT GIRL trains KICK-ASS to be…well, a bad-ass, RED MIST gathers a team of super-villains to take them down! It’s super hero mayhem as only MARK MILLAR and JOHN ROMITA JR. can bring you!”
Both books are available at Amazon.com.