Mark Millar, the comic book scribe who created the series the Kick-Ass movies were based on, revealed recently that he had discuss the possibility of a solo Hit-Girl movie with Welsh action filmmaker Gareth Evans (The Raid). Played by ChloÃ« Grace Moretz in the 2010 original directed by Matthew Vaughn and its inferior 2013 sequel, Kick-Ass 2, Hit-Girl was by far the breakout character of the little superhero franchise that almost was.
The idea of making a spin-off with the foul-mouthed teenage vigilante was taken seriously by Millar and Evans briefly.
Jeff Wadlow‘s Kick-Ass 2 hits theaters on August 16th, but you don’t have to wait that long to see some crazy balls-to-the-wall action. I was browsing the director’s Vimeo page today when I stumbled upon this brand new clip from the film.
Check out the clip here below!
The video lasts just a little over two minutes and features an epic showdown between Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), Hit-Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz), and an army of homegrown heroes and Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), who has been reborn as The Mother Fucker.
I may not be able to make comic book movies, but I can kick your ass. I am a big comic book fan and read Kick-Ass a while back and really enjoyed it. That being said I was extremely nervous and excited about seeing this movie’s translation from comic book to movie. Well the time finally arrived for me and I got to see another one of my favorite comics on the big screen.
Now that I have seen the movie I have to say I really enjoyed it overall. One thing that stands true for most adaptations to film is that not everything translates perfectly from print to the big screen. As seen with Wanted a couple years ago this is nowhere near a straight translation from print to screen. The movie started production when only four issues of the comic had been written.
There will be people upset by the changes but overall they make sense for a big screen version of the story. I really hope people come into the movie with an open mind. I am sure that anybody with a chip on their shoulder from Wanted will probably not enjoy the movie as much as it should be enjoyed.
Well enough small talk let’s kick ass and start up a little SPOILER TALK about one of the most action-packed movie of the year so far.
Below are my spoiler filled thoughts on the movie Kick Ass. Don’t forget to add your spoiler filled thoughts at the end of the post in the comments section.