John Romita Jr. Says Kick Ass 2 Films This Summer For Release Next May, Hopes To Direct Animated Segment
There's some talk of Kick Ass 2 coming our way, and for once, it's not Mark Millar doing the talking.
John Romita Jr., the illustrator of the comic books, has been attempting a World Record signing session in Vegas this morning, and it's being broadcast to the world via UStream - we're streaming it at the foot of this post. A Little Bleeder has not only been tuned in watching and listening, he got to ask Romita a question through Facebook.
And like the rest of the world, he wanted to know what's going on with the plans for the Kick Ass 2 movie.
Now, this is the big surprise: Romita said that the deals have just been done and production will press ahead this Summer on the shoot, ready for a release date next May.
Chloe Moretz will be busy shooting Carrie from the start of June, and is looking to fit The Devil and the Deep Blue Seaonto her calendar somewhere this year. This doesn't mean she won't, or can't be in Kick Ass 2 - if they back-end her stuff, for example, she could join them at some point in August, if not even later. It depends on the size of her role in the screen version of the story, amongst many other factors.
But perhaps she won't be in the film. Perhaps the new director and co-writer won't be the only fresh blood. Perhaps Chloe is now too old to play Hit Girl anyway?
We'll find out soon enough, I'm sure.
Romita also said that he'd like to take charge on an animated sequence for the film but the details of that are still up in the air. Here's hoping they get locked down soon enough.
Well, there you go. Thank you Little Bleeder! And stay tuned for imminent news on who is actually going to direct the thing now that Matthew Vaughn has stepped back to co-write and produce...
Chloe was perfect Hit-Girl, but she's definitely a little too old now. As for changing actors (because it's not only her that right now seems to not have time for this film) it can go two ways - James Bond way, which will be good and refreshing or direct-to-DVD-sequel way, which will be very bad. Question - is there any known eleven years old actress that seems to have enough skill to take this role and make it her own?
A Kick Ass movie without Chloe Moretz isn't worth doing. She pretty much made that movie work. Honestly, I kept hoping they'd wait a couple more years and do Kick Ass Returns where we'd see a 20 something Dave who down on his luck get pulled back into the vigilante world by a teenaged Hit-Girl somehow, who was basically just waiting until she was old enough to be able to start Hit-Girl'ing around again. A driver's license being really helpful to that equation.
Chloe is too grown up(very grown up if you believe the gossip) to play the Hit Girl of the Kick Ass 2 comic. IF the movie follows the comic as closely as the first, then she would have to be replaced. Then they might as well just make it direct to video. With a new cheaper cast.
Hi. This morning I asked a question to John via the ustream chat about Kick-Ass 2.
The question was: Will everyone (excluding Nick Cage) be returning for Kick-Ass 2? Including Matthew Vaughn?
The answer given this morning: Everyone will be returning, even the possibility of Nick Cage in a dream sequence or flashback - things are being worked out right now. Matthew Vaughn will return as producer.