The movie Kick-Ass was a monster hit, especially for fans of comic books and superheroes. It gave us a (mostly) real-world simulation of what it would be if someone just became a superhero and decided to right wrongs.
I loved the movie, and ever since Kick-Ass ended I have been looking forward to any news about the upcoming sequel, Kick Ass 2: Balls to the Wall.
TotalFilm.com sat down for a Q&A with Kick-Ass co-creators Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. about the sequel, comic books and how they got involved with the project. Check out the full interview here.
But here at Nerdbastards we’re going to take you straight to the good stuff. So, for your reading pleasure, here after the jump are what they revealed about the sequel.
I always had this planned as three volumes, and each is a sequel. It’s not like a regular comic where it’s issue nine, ten and eleven. It’s Kick-Ass 2, Issue 1 sort of thing. It’s just starting where we left off last time.
Through success [Kick-Ass has] inspired other people, and what the heroes do is form gangs. It’s a bunch of people in masks looking at each other’s Facebooks and going out and fighting each other. Like a massive fight in Time Square with hundreds of superheroes and hundreds of supervillains, and the police trying to break it all up.
The first one was all about becoming a hero. And the second one really is about becoming a villain… you’ve got Red Mist who’s become like Alex in Clockwork Orange. So he’s a bit Heath Ledger’s Joker, a bit of all the bad guys I’ve ever loved in movies. So yeah I suppose it is darker, but I think a big part of Kick-Ass is the jokes, so it’s still funny.
Hit Girl, of course, is back. At the end of the last movie she promised her step-father she wouldn’t kill people anymore, she’s just a kid. So I like the idea of doing a Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven, you know where the gunslinger hasn’t picked up a gun in 20 years, but doing that with a 12 year old girl. She’s watching Glee and all that – she’d rather be out there fighting crime.