The underwhelming box-office performance of Kick-Ass is something that has already been discussed to death. Entertaining even the mere though of a film sequel was something that even the most optimistic of fans did not dare try. Yet, it's being said that the film is not only in the works, but is set for a 2012 release!
Mark Millar, creator of the original Kick-Ass comic sent out a press release in promotion of his new magazine venture CLiNT. (A title that at a glance, looks like a word we're not allowed to post.) Besides announcing that the debut issue would feature a preview of the first few pages of the sequel to the comic series, it was also said that the series would be accompanied by a movie sequel!:
"Millar is also launching his sequel to the hit Kick-Ass movie in the first issue of the comic. "Kick-Ass 2: Balls To The Wall" has been scheduled for production in 2011 for a 2012 cinema release, but fans of the first movie can find out what happens two years in advance by picking up CLiNT."
It's quite an enormous claim and its validity is far from being officially confirmed.
It leaves you wondering if somehow this press release was written in the context of the Kick-Ass movie not being released yet, with a promising debut ahead. Either way, being simply a teaser for a magazine, it is lacking in substantive details, including whether or not it will feature the return of director Mathew Vaughn, who has just been recently confirmed to helm the upcoming X-Men: First Class. With production of that film set to be done in a mad rush during this coming Summer, possibly into the Fall for a June 2011 release, taking on the Kick-Ass sequel may not conflict with his schedule.
While conventional wisdom says a sequel will never get greenlit, much-less succeed, there's always the possibility that the first film could experience an Austin Powers-like surge of popularity in the DVD/Blu-ray release. If that's the case, a sequel could have potential to vindicate the series' box-office shortcomings the first go-round. Because the film is definitely better than its theatrical performance implies.
How do you think a Kick-Ass sequel would fare?
Source: Forces of Geek