Director Jeff Wadlow Talks Kick-Ass 2
Now that Kick-Ass 2 has found its director and received the greenlight, development is underway. Jeff Wadlow, who is set to helm the film, recently spilt some new details that fans may find interesting. You can check them out below.
Comic Book Movie is reporting that Wadlow spoke on the story of the film, saying that it would have much more emotion than the first film.
“I think the most important thing that’s gonna change from the Kick-Ass 2 comic to Kick-Ass 2 the movie was just really finding an emotional story to tell. Because what I certainly loved about the first film, and what I think elevated it above most comic book adaptations, is the heart and the emotion in the film. It was sort of my challenge as the film maker and storyteller to find something as emotional in the second film and I think we have some stuff that people are gonna really respond to.”
He then went on to speak about fan favorite Hit-Girl, who was portrayed by Chloe Moretz in the first film.
“If you’ve read the comic, you know, she gives up being Hit-Girl, which was a brilliant idea I thought on Mark’s part. It’s something I explore something quiet deeply in the movie because what happens in the comic is she sort of steps away from the story in many ways and she’s sort of sidelined while Dave is working with Justice Forever and Chris is becoming the Mother[frick]er. But I was quite interested in what happens to her when she’s not being Hit-Girl. Her story is a major, major part of the film and she’s excited about the ideas and we’re in talks.”
Of course, whether Moretz returns or not is up in the air. As Wadlow says, they’re in talks, which means that nothing is confirmed. Moretz’s career has taken off since Kick-Ass and she has a very, very busy plate with a whole handful of films in various stages of production. There’s also the fact that she looks a lot older now than she did in the first film.
All that being said, she was excellent in the role and it did great things for her career, it’d be a shame if she couldn’t do the sequel. Wadlow can probably try and push back the start date for the film to accomodate Moretz’s schedule but would the studio want to do that? The film has already taken long enough to go into production, has it not?
What do you think?