Why The Kick-Ass 2 Movie Probably Won’t Ever Happen

Time for another slice of Matthew Vaughn pie. Later on, we’ll get to some in depth discussion of X-Men: First Class, with both Vaughn and screenwriter Jane Goldman, but before then, let’s take care of Any Other Business.

Speaking to Vaughn on Sunday, the subject of Kick-Ass, and its potential sequel, was pretty much guaranteed to come up. I’ve seen a lot of crowing about how a follow-up film is already in the works, possibly even greenlit, and some of it from Mark Millar himself, but I knew better than to believe it. According to Vaughn, we might even do as well to forget about the prospect entirely, and with good reason:

Everyone says we’re doing Kick-Ass 2 but… the weird thing about Kick-Ass 2 is I’d love to do it, because I enjoyed it so much, but I’m a big believer that if you’re going to do a sequel it’s got to be as good as the first one if not better. I just don’t know how I could…

My business brain just says do Kick-Ass 2, shoot it and get it out there and it would make a lot of money but I really do love that movie. It was a special moment to me making that film and I don’t want to spoil it. I’m not saying it’s as good as Pulp Fiction but I think it would be weird if Tarantino did Pulp Fiction 2. Everything that made Kick-Ass original and fun, if you do it again, it would be crass…

How this reflects on the already existant comic sequel Kick Ass 2 by Millar and John Romita Jr., and being published by Marvel Comics and in CLiNT magazine, is up to you to infer.

Okay then, internet, time to give the Kick-Ass 2 rumours a rest for a while. Back to pretending Sin City 2 is on the verge of production, I suppose.

X-Men: First Class is in UK cinemas from June 1st. Don’t miss it.