The disappointing box office performance of Kick-Ass 2 seemingly destroyed any chance that Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr.’s creator-owned comic book would get a third movie. (Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn and Millar successfully re-teamed for Kingsman: The Secret Service; which was a success.) But according to Vaughn, the Kick-Ass franchise isn’t as dead as it appeared to be.
During an online Q&A, Vaughn noted that he is “not happily done with the [Kick-Ass] franchise. Kick-Ass is a really important film to me. I am very proud of it, and we would like to dip our toe back into it…We’re working on an idea for a prequel of how did Hit-Girl and Big Daddy become Hit-Girl and Big Daddy. It’s quite a fun idea that we’ve come up with. If we make that, hopefully that will be the sorbet for the people that didn’t like Kick-Ass 2 and then we can go off and make Kick-Ass 3. I think we’ve got to do this prequel to regain the love that we had with Kick-Ass.”
Although Chloë Grace Moretz’s Hit-Girl would have to be recast for a prequel movie, this would open the door for Nicolas Cage to reprise his role as Big Daddy.
Vaughn has previously indicated his desire to bring Moretz and Aaron Taylor Johnson back for Kick-Ass 3, which would take place in the far east with a new director. Vaughn is currently working on Kingsman 2 alongside Millar and the team from the first Kingsman movie.
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