Fans of the original Kick-Ass may have been a little bummed when director Matthew Vaughn decided to pass on Kick-Ass 2: Balls To The Wall, but comic creator Mark Millar is looking to assure any non-believers that new director Jeff Wadlow has the sequel under control.
Taking to his forums on Millarworld.tv, Mark assured fans the action will be just as gripping come Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl’s new adventure, bringing the same gratuitous violence that made Vaughn’s film so memorable.
After watching the stunt team run through some early fight scene choreography, Millar had this to say:
“This looks amazing with the stunt team and a temp. Imagine what it’s going to look like with the actors, Jeff’s direction, Eddie’s edits and a final soundtrack. I’m really, really excited,”
The task of competing with Hit-Girl’s epic hallway shootout or vicious drug den smack down is certainly a daunting one, something the filmmakers seem aware of as well. While full production is set to start September 10th, the stunt team has been working feverishly for weeks to prepare the most ass-kicking action possible for Wadlow’s film.
Millar also confirms Hit-Girl will yet again shine in the violent spotlight, commenting on her massive brawl with new villain Mother Russia:
“The Mother Russia fight is going to be one of the most brutal and epic battles in cinema. Think how good Mindy is, and then multiply it to 300 pounds of female muscle just pounding her and using every weapon you can imagine in the midst of that big final battle,”
Since we’ve recently been bombarded with only casting news concerning Kick Ass 2: Balls To The Wall, it’s refreshing to hear equal consideration is going into production as well. Bolstering a cast with familiar names and slapping a sequel together is one thing, but it’s whole other story if the sequel can put original efforts to shame. I can’t wait to see Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl interact with even more heroes and bigger baddies this time around, especially if there’s only more rough and tumble brutality.
Look for Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse to kick ass once again next summer, joined by newcomers Donald Faison, Morris Chestnut, John Leguizamo, Robert Emms, Lindy Booth, and possibly even Jim Carrey!
What do you guys think, is Mark Millar just creating hype to combat Vaughn’s absence? Or can Kick Ass 2: Balls To The Wall live up to its ambitious title.
(Source: Screen Rant)