A sequel to Kick-Ass has been under gestation for quite some time and although the first film wasnâ€™t the runaway hit many had hoped it would be, it still made a significant amount to get the sequel treatment. Now Universal is in talks to make Kick-Ass 2. However, since Matthew Vaughn is busy developing the sequel to X-Men: First Class, Jeff Wadlow will be brought in to direct the film. Wadlow is best known for writing and directing Cry_Wolf and the underground fighting plotted Never Back Down.
According to Deadline, Universal wants to begin filming Kick-Ass 2 in August.Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are all in negotiations to reprise their respective roles. The three have been very vocal about reprising their roles, so it shouldnâ€™t be that hard to get them to sign on the dotted line. Since the film will be under a different studio banner, new deals will have to be made.
Even though Vaughn isnâ€™t directing the movie, the director is backing it and is fully supportive of handing over the reins. Sure Wadlowâ€™s resume doesnâ€™t speak volumes, but he did write the script to Kick-Ass 2. It wouldnâ€™t be surprising to see Vaughn act as a producer of the sequel.
I am glad to see that the sequel is finally gaining traction. The first Kick-Ass was a fantastic colorful blood-splattering film and I hope its sequel stays in the same vein as its predecessor.