Mark Millar Shares His Thoughts On The Chances Of A KICK-ASS 3 Movie

Mark Millar says that while there have been no discussions about a Kick-Ass 3 movie as of yet, the writer shares his thoughts on the chances of it getting the green light. Meanwhile, John Romita Jr. weighs in on Jim Carrey's decision to boycott the last movie due to his anti-gun stance...

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By Josh Wilding - 8/8/2014

Kick-Ass 2 was unfortunately not met with the same response as the first movie either critically or at the box office, and many have written off the chances of a third movie ever being made now. However, as it turns out, the door could very well be open to another instalment somewhere down the line. Here's what writer Mark Millar told Comic Book Resources in a recent interview: 

With "Kick-Ass," it was a no brainer. It was made for $28 million and made $100 million back and then made another $140 million on DVD. So for the money guys, it was a $28 million investment that made $240 million. That's a slam dunk. You're getting your sequel. The second one didn't make as much. It cost a little less at around $24 million, made $61 million and made about $100 million again on DVD and TV rights. It was still profitable. It was by no means "The Lone Ranger." But does that mean we'll make another one again? I don't know. It's definitely up in the air, and we'll just have to see. Matthew is a guy who I trust to make that decision. If he decides he does want to do it, I know he'll get it done well. And he's got the movie rights, so it's ultimately his decision. I speak to Matthew every day, and we haven't discussed "Kick-Ass 3" so who knows? The option is always open.


So, it sounds like a sequel to Kick-Ass 2 in order to wrap up the trilogy is definitely possible, but far from a guarantee at this point (especially as Matthew Vaughn is busy with The Secret Service). It would be a shame for the final volume to not be adapted, but the movie left things on such a different note to the comics, adapting the third one could be tricky unless a few changes are made. Artist and co-creator John Romita Jr. meanwhile was quick to share his thoughts on Jim Carrey's decision to speak out against the movie and his refusal to help promote it...after getting paid!

"As for Jim Carrey, I know I'll never work with that bonehead again, so let me say this. I think Mark and I have talked about this before, but here's a guy who could have capitalized on the character he played and played it toward his anti-gun stance. The character he played gave up weapons -- gave up guns -- and became a good guy. Anybody with three quarters of an education could have figured out how to fold that idea in with their anti-gun ideas. He's not a smart enough guy to do that. He cashed his check and took his money, and then he went and pulled a bunch of crap on our film. I say "our film," because a lot of people worked on that. He made people suffer that had jobs and needed every dime from this. I'm not talking about Mark and I. I'm talking about people in the offices and people behind the camera that worked their butts off for this. He took money out of their pockets, and he should be ashamed of himself. I've always wanted to say that, and I'll stand on a chair and look him in the eye and tell him that's what I think."
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MrNiklander - 8/8/2014, 1:15 PM
Kinda has a point there with Jim Carrey as much as I didn't like the movie it was odd for Carrey to distance himself from the movie because of the guns issue and Carrey plays a character who doesn't even use one
DrDoom - 8/8/2014, 1:15 PM
Kick-Ass sucks anyway.
NightWatcher - 8/8/2014, 1:19 PM
I think it'll be interesting to see.
themidnightking - 8/8/2014, 1:20 PM
Jim Carrey did pull a dick move
TheRationalNerd - 8/8/2014, 1:24 PM
Well we probably wouldn't have known what happens in Kick-Ass 3 if (cough cough) somebody didn't spoil a particular spoiler within a teaser (cough cough *fart*) headline...
SmellofDuty - 8/8/2014, 1:25 PM
I would love to see a 3rd. The more Chloe Moretz the better.
SmellofDuty - 8/8/2014, 1:25 PM
"cough cough *fart*" LOL
themidnightking - 8/8/2014, 1:28 PM
@SmellofDuty
I hope you're young enough to have a crush on Chloe
themidnightking - 8/8/2014, 1:29 PM
@Corey
I think it lacked the charm of the first
WombRaider - 8/8/2014, 1:33 PM
i would like to see kick-ass 3 to book end the trilogy but i dont think it'll happen. kick-ass 2 was suprise enough
Alphadog - 8/8/2014, 1:34 PM
@TheRationalNerd What exactly do you think he spoiled? It was just a fan theory, it was not part of the comic.
Scarilian - 8/8/2014, 1:36 PM
The first was 'good' but not great. The question of vigilantism being good or bad and the thought provoking questions it brought up kept me interested even though the action, story and characters were subpar.

The second was a pile of shit, literally, as we have characters who shit CGI poop. The lack of the 'Times Square' battle which was one of the main factors in the comic meant that we never had the plot of the police actually turning on the vigilantes.

The third's comic honestly sucks with many elements being predictable or disappointing lots of elements would need to be changed in order for it to be a film and the lack of any true 'ending' to the comic ruins the build-up throughout the series.

Alexandre - 8/8/2014, 1:38 PM
I would want a third but only if Mathew Vaughn directs it again.
Superior - 8/8/2014, 1:38 PM
Romita has point, what Jim Carrey did was wrong. Jim Carrey not only betrayed his principles out of desperateness for a role, but he also betrayed the people he worked with. Not sure if that was the case, someone please tell me if it wasn't. I'm not sure if my analogy for this would be suitable, so I'll just keep it to myself.
CherryBomb - 8/8/2014, 1:39 PM
Love Jim Carrey and the fall out from Kick Ass too has definitely made me like him a little less.
Miller is exactly right in what he's saying.

Sorry Jim but you lose.
Superior - 8/8/2014, 1:43 PM
@SmellofDuty@MarkyMark

I forgot to tell you guys that I saw Judgement Day a couple of days ago. It was very good and the ending chase was awesome!
MyloSteamwitz - 8/8/2014, 1:46 PM
Jim Carrey might've went about it the wrong way... but I don't think it's right to hate on him considering the issue was a very important one.
Thegeekygurl - 8/8/2014, 1:46 PM
Agree with Romita JR about that leftist hypocritical scumbag Jim Carrey.

But I hope LEVITIKUZ is on here with another name reading this. A year ago I was in a debate with LEVITIKUZ and he tried to win by claiming even Romita JR disliked the violence and guns to the point he wanted away from Kick-Ass.

And he claimed he read that in an interview. Then I exposed him as the liar he is when I posted a real Romita JR interview from just a couple months before.

Jim Carrey was trying to appease the Hollywood liberals and inject himself in a hot topic to seem relevant, something he is not. He betrayed everyone he worked with and is a piece of shit.

SidTheSloth - 8/8/2014, 1:50 PM
I really hope they make a third. The second was an awesome movie and the first one is still my favorite CBM
SmellofDuty - 8/8/2014, 1:56 PM
@Superior- Nice man! Glad you liked it.
santoanderson - 8/8/2014, 1:57 PM
Kick Ass 2 was pure, unadulterated shit. I hope Wadlow never directs again.
DrKinsolving - 8/8/2014, 1:57 PM
I would watch another Kick-Ass, I thought both movies were good and entertaining

I like Carrey and respect him as an actor but I don't really understand what he's was thinking by boycotting the movie, he seemed excited to play the roll and he did his job during the filming, and then he withdrew from supporting the movie, it didn't make any sense
yingyangpalms - 8/8/2014, 1:58 PM
In this country there is the 2nd amendment. It is a freedom to bear arms. We do not take away that freedom just because a few abuse it and hurt others.

People need to stop buying into what a bunch of lawyers called politicians tell them. What the US government wants is for the citizens of this country to be totally powerless. And the old argument that guns wouldn't protect us from the government and the military is absurd.

Al Qaeda gave them fights in Afghanistan despite their advanced weaponry. The Viet Cong kicked their butts even when overmatched by technology. Stop believing in lawyers and actors who play pretend for a living and open your eyes.

We do not need to be powerless and at the mercy of lawyers and the US government-ever!
MatTaylorX - 8/8/2014, 2:00 PM
Love the first movie but the second was average at best. Such a letdown.
SmellofDuty - 8/8/2014, 2:01 PM
@themidnightking How young is young enough?
Nivekian - 8/8/2014, 2:01 PM
Mark Millar sucks balls. Don't know what I can't stand more, his writing and creations, or the fans he so easily sells out.
sKeemAn - 8/8/2014, 2:03 PM
I still need to watch the 2nd one. I was find with this being a one and done movie
sKeemAn - 8/8/2014, 2:10 PM
I liked Carrey before this madness. How you gone cash the check then speak out against the film? That says a lot about his character
Jollem - 8/8/2014, 2:18 PM
do it. kick-ass 1 and 2 kicked ass

i agree with jrjr, even tho jim was good
themidnightking - 8/8/2014, 2:25 PM
@SmellofDuty
If there is at most a two year age difference between you two, then its cool. three years and up is entering creeper territory lol
SmellofDuty - 8/8/2014, 2:29 PM
@themidnightking
Well than count me in. Officially not creepy!
MexicanChinman - 8/8/2014, 2:29 PM
Kickass 3 please and Hellboy 3.
Jollem - 8/8/2014, 2:32 PM
@JimCarrey - nobody thinks that you condone violence
FOOM - 8/8/2014, 2:33 PM
Horrendous sequel.Embarrassing actually. Enough already.
Mercwitham0uth - 8/8/2014, 2:34 PM
Kick-Ass 1 was great but Kick-Ass 2 was meh.
SuperCat - 8/8/2014, 2:35 PM
First one is a classic. Sequel, not so classic.
batz11 - 8/8/2014, 2:41 PM
Yep
themidnightking - 8/8/2014, 2:44 PM
@SmellofDuty
Me neither! Haha
SpideyQuad - 8/8/2014, 2:46 PM
Yeah, turns out kick ass was a one-hit wonder. Hit-teenager just didn't do it. I'm sort of glad Millar has kind of disappeared from this site.
DudeGuyMan - 8/8/2014, 2:49 PM
Jim Carrey can do whatever the [frick] he wants. Last time I checked, he was still in the movie and entitled to compensation. His sudden lack of desire to promote the film is irrelevant.
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