Are you ready for a bit more Kick-Ass? According to the film’s writer/director Matthew Vaughn there could be more coming our way. If you don’t remember the series it’s the comic creation by Mark Millar that centered around an average teenager who ends up becoming a vigilante superhero-wannabe and later becomes Kick-Ass. Not long after adopting the name Kick-Ass he finds himself way in over his head and joins forces with the father/daughter duo of Hit-Girl and Big Daddy.
The first ‘Kick-Ass‘ was an unforeseen success that ended up tripling its budget at the box office. Three years later saw Vaughan leave the franchise and Jeff Wadlow fill in at the director’s role taking on a hyped sequel and overgrown fan expectations for the unlikely superstars. With the original cast coming back it was believed to be a slam-dunk but critics trashed the movie while co-star Jim Carrey went on the attack against the film criticizing it for being too violent which made a lot of people decide to not watch the film.
Awhile later Vaughn decided he was not satisfied with leaving the characters after only one movie and needed to come back to the fine art of film-making with a prequel for his most beloved characters. He decided that taking a look back at what made a couple of the characters choose the life they did could be the best way to move forward after the sequel sort of stamped out whatever momentum future movies could have had. Vaughn said he feels a story about how Hit Girl and Big Daddy became crime-fighting vigilantes in all likelihood would be the most interesting way to go.
“We’re working on an idea for a prequel of how did Hit-Girl and Big Daddy become Hit Girl and Big Daddy,” said the British director. “If we make that, hopefully, that will be the sorbet for the people that didn’t like Kick-Ass 2 and then we can go off and make Kick-Ass 3. I think we’ve got to do this prequel to regain the love that we had.”
That’s a fair assessment, but in filming a prequel the role of Hit Girl would definitely need to be recast as the Hit Girl originator Chloe Grace Moretz is now in her late teens and has gone far away from the adolescent girl a lot of fans fell in love with eight years ago. To be honest, it is all conjecture at this point until Vaughn gets a decent script to work with.