The future isn’t looking particularly bright for the Kick-Ass sequel, which had been rumored to be on track for a 2012 release.
The first blow was delivered in October by Hit Girl herself, Chloe Moretz, who dismissed announcements about Kick-Ass 2 as “all rumor.” The second came this morning from screenwriter Jane Goldman, who took to Twitter to dispel a newspaper report that she’s working on the script for a Matthew Vaughn-directed sequel: “Saw a few erroneous reports today that I’m currently writing Kick Ass 2 script – sorry if anyone’s disappointed, but not true. Currently writing for 2 other projects, then on to lovely Matthew V’s next thing (right now, looks unlikely to be KA2) when X-Men post-prod’ ends.”
If everyone thought thought the sequel was speeding forward, that may be because comics writer Mark Millar announced in late August on BBC Radio Five that it had been “greenlit.” “[W]e can go ahead and do the follow up now, you know,” he said. “The first made so much compared to what it cost it would be crazy not to.”
This morning, however, Millar seemed decidedly less confident.
“It all depends on our schedules really,” he wrote on his message board. “I’m only halfway through writing the sequel comic and Matthew and I have been talking about something else for the last few weeks. It changes on a daily basis though as we’re all keen to get moving on KA2 before the actors grow old and die. The original cost 28 mill and has made back over 200 when you count DVD and Blu Ray so the studio is very keen. We’re all just busy on various projects (as you’ll hear about v soon) and need to get the stars to align.”
(via Cinema Blend)