The same quote has now floated to the surface on a few other sites. I think it’s now time for me to comment on the other point of particular interest from that interview. You know, ahead of everybody else doing so.
Millar talked quite a bit about Kick-Ass 2, and his numerous trips to the set, where he seemed to have his Eagle Eyes in:
The set designer has built the Justice Forever headquarters for the super team that Kick-Ass joins. He’s made the whole thing with such detail that there’s a part based on one line I’ve got in the comic where Russell is making a schedule, and he worked out a whole schedule of which of the heroes would be available when. It’s hanging up on a piece of paper in the kitchen of the headquarters along with a list of whole likes cream and sugar in their coffee.
Cute as that is, it’s not the most interesting part. Millar actually hits his peak when explaining how both the Hit Girl and Kick-Ass 2 comics series feed into this new, Kick-Ass 2 film.
You can read one and not have to read the other, but when you go and see the movie, it’s basically Hit-Girl for 45 minutes and then an hour of Kick-Ass 2… In Kick-Ass 2 we just saw [Red Mist] immediately as the Motherfucker, and he had his gang around him. I wanted to show in the Hit-Girl series how that happened – him going out there and committing the world’s first super crime or him going off around the world like a bad Bruce Wayne and learning all this stuff.
And so the first 45 minutes of the film will apparently focus on Mindy, and on Red Mist’s evolution into the Melon Farmer, and then the emphasis will shift a little and we’ll get into the material from Kick-Ass 2. Quite logical, of course. Interesting, though, that the Hit Girl portion only gets three quarters of the breathing space of the Kick-Ass 2 segment.
I’m sure it’s not perfectly linear either, or that Jeff Wadlow’s screenplay must at least throw a little more light on Dave Lizewski in those earlier sequences. As interesting as it might be for the film to have two, very distinctive halves, it’s pretty rate that anybody making so openly commercial a film would try even this.
Kick-Ass 2 is set for release next June.