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Kick-Ass Reboot, Kingsman Universe in the Works From Matthew Vaughn

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Filmmaker Matthew Vaughn is plotting a reboot of Kick-Ass and an expansion of the Kingsman franchise, with a sequel and spinoffs, as well as a television miniseries.

Both properties are, of course, adaptations of comic series created by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. (Kick-Ass), and Millar and Dave Gibbons (Kingsman). Directed and co-written by Vaughn, 2010's Kick-Ass was a violent comedy about an ordinary teenager (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) who set out to become a superhero, but becomes caught up in a bigger fight involving the crime-fighting Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) and his vigilante daughter Hit-Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz). A cult fit, Kick-Ass spawned a 2013 sequel.

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Vaughn also directed and co-wrote Kingsman: The Secret Service, the 2014 action spy comedy about the recruitment of  young Gary "Eggsy" Unwin (Taron Egerton) into a secret spy organization. A box-office hit, the film was followed in 2017 by the sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

Empire reports Vaughn is now establishing Marv Studios, which will reboot Kick-Ass, possibly with Patience Lee in the protagonist role; a Hit-Girl movie is also being discussed. He's developing a Kingsman sequel, “the conclusion of the Harry Hart-Eggsy relationship,” which is intended to shoot back to back with a spinoff, Kingsman: The Great Game, chronicling the organization's exploits in the early 1900s. In addition, there are plans for an eight-hour TV series, as well as a Statesman spinoff movie, set in the espionage world inhabited by the American agents played in The Golden Circle by Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges and Halle Berry.

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