In talking about a number of MillarWorld productions with ASK MEN UK, Millar also shared a few tidbits about the sequel to the smash-hit Kick Ass film adaption. Here's what he had to share:
QUESTION: What's happening with Kick-Ass 2?
MILLAR: Kick-Ass was about a kid who loved superhero comics going out dressed up as a superhero and doing what he had always fantasised about doing. The sequel is more like A Clockwork Orange, about a bunch of little shits who are like “Oh my God there’s these superheroes out there, let’s go and fuck them up.” They dress up as super-villains to try and find them and go about doing robberies and rapes dressed as supervillains. Kick-Ass felt like what a real superhero would be like and Kick-Ass 2 is about what a supervillain would be like, and how would the superhero stop them.
There are two major new characters in the next movie. One's called Mother Russia, who’s pumped up on steroids - she's the ultimate killing machine. Then there's an older superhero, a retired guy who’s fed up with the little shits in the neighbourhood and forms a team of superheroes. I had Johnny Depp in mind when I was writing, but I said that in an interview, then the next day it went on like 500 websites.
QUESTION: You sound like you have a lot on your plate...
MILLAR: Yeah, there’s quite a lot on the go. It's funny because I’m actually quite lazy and I’ve forced myself into a position where I’m having to do quite a lot of work, which I’m kind of hating. What happens is somebody will come along and say "Can I buy that as a film?" and I’m delighted, and they’ll say "Great, the film’s out in ten months," so then I have to hurry up and finish the book.
I’m coming to the stage where I’ve got five movies all coming out over the space of like, 18 months. But unfortunately I’ve still got work to do. By summer, I should be clear and I’m just gonna totally relax for a few months, go on holiday or something. That’s what I dream of doing right now, instead I’m staring at the computer screen. I want to be just outside mucking about you know.
It's been previously reported that Kick-Ass 2 begins shooting this summer. No word yet on whether the entire, original cast will return. As you can see from Dark Shadows, actress Chloë Moretz is not looking all that young these days.
Kick-Ass is a 2010 black comedy superhero film based on the comic book of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. The film was directed by Matthew Vaughn, who co-produced the film with actor Brad Pitt, and co-wrote the screenplay with Jane Goldman. The film's general release was on 25 March 2010 in the UK and on 16 April 2010 in the US.
The film tells the story of an ordinary teenager, Dave Lizewski, who sets out to become a real-life superhero, calling himself "Kick-Ass". Dave gets caught up in a bigger fight when he meets Big Daddy, a former cop who, in his quest to bring down the drug lord Frank D'Amico, has trained his eleven-year-old daughter to be the ruthless vigilante Hit-Girl.
Despite having generated some controversy for its profanity and violence performed by a child, Kick-Ass was well received by both critics and audiences. The film has gained a strong cult following since its release on DVD and Blu-Ray.
On 19 February 2012, Millar revealed that the sequel is scheduled to begin filming in the summer of 2012.