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...
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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