Despite positive reviews and a decent box office take for 2010’s Kick-Ass, the once-burgeoning film franchise appears to be on the backburner following the 2013 sequel, which was met with far less praise and diminished box office returns.
Original director Matthew Vaughn has been keen on more follow-ups though and even spoke about doing a prequel focused on Chloe Grace Moretz’s Hit-Girl and Nicolas Cage’s Big Daddy, but additional tales about the hyper-violent street-level superheroes have hardly seemed likely, especially with stars Grace Moretz and Aaron Taylor-Johnson growing older and moving on to other film properties.
However, there still may be hope. Chalk this up as speculation for now, but we do have reason to believe that both a Kick-Ass 3 and a spinoff movie featuring Hit-Girl may be on their way to Netflix. Why do we think that? Well, as you surely know by now, Mark Millar (who created the property), recently sold his company Millarworld to the streaming service and earlier today, teased a huge announcement related to the franchise.
Taking to Twitter, the comic book writer said the following:
“Right, this brilliance won’t write itself. Time to help get a press release together for the big Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl news next week…”
While that in and of itself isn’t very telling, the Tweet came accompanied with a photo of Taylor-Johnson’s Kick-Ass and Grace Moretz as Hit-Girl. As such, we’re inclined to believe that whatever he’s teasing is related to the film, and not the comic books. Otherwise, he’d presumably use a different image. And, with the Netflix deal now in place, it seems like the property might show up on there next.
After all, as we mentioned above, while the first film was a huge hit, Kick-Ass 2 was severely underwhelming, not performing very well at the box office and failing to impress critics. Still, it sounds like most people are down to see more from these characters and Netflix would be the perfect place to continue their adventures. Be that via a movie, TV show or perhaps some kind of reboot with new actors in the roles.
Again, this should all be filed under the speculation category for now, but there’s clearly something big in the works for the Kick-Ass franchise and with Netflix now being the owner of Millarworld, don’t be too surprised if that’s where the property rears its head next.