Mark Millar's KICK-ASS 2 Set Report; More Millarworld Movies To Start Shooting Next Spring
Kick-Ass 2 writer Mark Millar was recently on the set of Jeff Wadlow's big screen adaptation, and he talks here about what it was like to see Hit-Girl battling Mother Russia and more more! He also confirms that we should expect announcements about his other adaptations soon.
Once again taking to the Millarworld Forums, prolific comic book writer and creator Mark Millar has shared his thoughts on his recent visit to the set of Kick-Ass 2 (which is currently being shot in London). While his thoughts on what he's so far seen of the movie are particularly interesting, even more noteworthy is the news that three of his movies are currently being prepped for production in Spring 2013, with official announcements expected to hit over the next couple of weeks. Check out Millar's comments below, and be sure to click on the link at the bottom of the page to read his report in full.
Shot down to England last week for some time on the Kick-Ass 2 set. Three of the days were press interviews, all embargoed until a few weeks before release, but the rest was just sitting around and drinking tea while superheroes beat the shit out of super-villains in the big finale (as you'll have read in the book). As a producer, I've been watching a lot of this in the dropbox as it happens, but nothing compares to seeing Mother Russia (in the flesh) pounding Hit-Girl in the face in what WE KNOW is going to win MTV's Best Fight Scene Award already.
I'm not kidding... this fight is unlike anything I've seen in cinema before. I'd watched the stunt team block it out a few weeks back, but this was astonishing. The movie is being edited as happens and so, at the halfway point in shooting, I have about 40 edited minutes to watch in the suite during lunch-breaks. Blown Away is an understatement. everything is working perfectly and Vaughn was correct when he told me to trust his judgement when he hand-picked Jeff Wadlow for this gig. This feels like the next chapter of something we all dug a great deal, incredibly consistent with what came before, but at the same time going a little darker and a lot bigger as Dave joins the team. You've hopefully all read the two sequel books (Hit-Girl and Kick-Ass 2) and if you haven't you're EXACTLY the kind of mofo I don't mind spoiling.
A real thrill for me was seeing so many of my Twitter followers on set and in costume as extras and seeing friends of mine who help moderate the forum here (Sanjay, Dr Mike and James D) get a chance to join me and my family for a day too. The sets look astonishing, but I'm six months too early to tell you precisely what I saw and the level of detail our genius production designer Russell went to with this thing. Pictures will be gradually released over the next few months and teasers should start to appear soon too. But I just wanted to say I am VERY happy with how this is going. Came home buzzing and feel like something nobody has ever seen before is out next Summer. Chris Mintz-Plasse, by the way, is going to go MASSIVE after this. It's the big thing people are saying when they watch the rushes. We love him already, but his acting has just had an evolutionary leap here and we're now seeing him do stuff he's never done before. That's all I'm saying, but you're going to be impressed.
I'm going to nip back down a couple more times, but so different to last time now in that I'm helping prep three other Millarworld movies at the moment (two you should hear about in next week or two) for late Spring shoots and so home again and writing. Also writing up lots of Fox plans right now and brain barely keeping tabs on all the various, genuinely thrilling things coming up from that line of movies over the next 2-3 years. So I'd better get back to work, but just wanted to give you all a wee progress report and let you know that Kick-Ass 2 could not be going more beautifully. The Hit-Girl series has issue 4 coming next week, I think, and Kick-Ass 2 hardcover is available now, if anybody wants a little peek at what you're all going to be watching next summer.
Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010’s irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After Kick-Ass’ (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse)—reborn as The Mother F%&*^r—only the blade-wielding Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) can prevent their annihilation.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Kick-Ass
Chloë Grace Moretz as Hit-Girl
Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Red Mist
Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars
Donald Faison as Doctor Gravity
Lindy Booth as Night Bitch
Andy Nyman as The Tumor
Robert Emms as Insect Man
John Leguizamo as Javier
Morris Chestnut as Sergeant Marcus Williams
RELEASE DATE: June 28th, 2013
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