Matthew Vaughn, the director behind the successful “Kick-Ass” movies has revealed recently that he has been flirting with the idea of a standalone prequel to Kick-Ass featuring Hit-Girl.
Vaughn spoke about the idea during a press tour for his recent release, Kingsman: The Secret Service, which is now in theaters. He said that the “Kick-Ass” franchise is currently stalled due to the way the last film and he thinks it’s time for a change. Though the idea of a prequel starring Chloe Grace Moretz, who played Hit-Girl in the two films, is not likely as the actress recently turned 18. She was 12 when she filmed the first movie.
Regardless Vaughn said this about his plans for continuing the franchise:
“Do you know what’s going to be next if I do it … we’ve finished plotting it. What we have to do is, we’ve got to do the X-Men: First Class to the Kick-Ass world. We lost a few fans on Kick-Ass 2. It wasn’t as loved as one would’ve hoped.
So we have this idea for a Hit-Girl prequel. It’s a really strong, really simple prequel where I think we can regain the love and the passion. If that happens, I’m pretty sure I can persuade Aaron and Chloe to come back and finish the story of Kick-Asswith Kick-Ass 3.
Mark and I have already plotted Hit-Girl. We have to get the script done next. It’s so far out there, you have no idea.”
Hit-Girl was the most popular character of the franchise and would likely be the reason another movie would be given a greenlight despite Kick-Ass 2 not faring well in the box office.
Vaughn also revealed he would not return to direct the series.