“It’s pretty much set to go, this Fall. I think now Chloe [Grace Moretz] and Chris [Mintz-Plasse] are on board. I’m certainly set up to do it. Jeff Wadlow is to direct. ”
So it seems that the sequel is almost certainly going to happen, at last. Whilst the loss of Matthew Vaughn in the director’s chair is definitely a blow, the fact that all of the central cast from the first movie are present and accounted for bodes well for a film that will avoid the curse of the sequel.
Vaughn isn’t completely distancing himself from the project though, with Johnson making it clear that “Matthew Vaughn has got his name all over this one, as well. The only way he was ever going to make a sequel was if it could be anywhere close to the first one, and keep that class and that quality, and just maintain something original and new and refreshing. And this script delivers all of that, right now.”
It remains to be seen how closely the film will adhere to Mark Millar’s graphic novel and certainly some of the novel’s content will challenge the hell out of the film classification boards. Johnson has attempted to allay concerns from the novel’s fans as, when asked if the film is a hard R rating, he confirmed that it “keeps the standard, from the first film.”
Kick-Ass 2 is certainly a film that has a lot to live up to, with the first movie being one of the best surprise successes of recent years. Thankfully, Johnson seems pumped as well.
“I’m excited to get back in the suit.”
We’re excited too, Aaron. Very excited.