It appears that Mark Millar may be hinting at a third film starring Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl.
In 2010, Millar and John Romita Jr.’s Kick-Ass was adapted into a movie and released into theaters. The first film was, appropriately, an adaptation of the first comic book series, wherein high school nerd Dave Lisewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) decides to just become a superhero called Kick-Ass and fails spectacularly at it. It’s only after training and meeting fellow superhero duo Big Daddy and Hit-Girl (Nicholas Cage and Chloe Moretz) that Dave actually becomes a genuine hero.
The second film, Kick-Ass 2, arrived in 2013 and was met with a less enthusiastic response from audiences. The sequel’s weaker box office led most fans to assume there wouldn’t be a third entry, but a new tweet form Millar may just change that perception.
Millar, who’s been quite busy as of late with other properties, took to Twitter to tease some big Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl news coming in the near future. It could be related to the Kick-Ass comic announced last year, which will feature a black woman as the titular hero, though the image attached to the tweet is a photo of Johnson and Moretz’s film versions of the characters.
Right, this brilliance won't write itself. Time to help get a press release together for the big Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl news next week… pic.twitter.com/Z2hxrTgt4B
— Mark Millar (@mrmarkmillar) November 9, 2017
Though Millar and his various co-creators recently signed a deal selling Millarworld and its properties over to Netflix, the Kick-Ass and Kingsman franchises were not part of the arrangement. Thus, whatever the announcement Millar plans to make in the days ahead is, it will be one that’s separate from his current role of developing new comics, movies and TV series for the streaming platform.
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