Mark Millar is the first person who’ll tell you that he is a marketing whore. The guy will throw anything against the wall to see if it sticks. Don’t get me wrong, the guy can write the crap out of a comic book, but when you get “news” or “announcements” from Millar, one has to use more than a couple of grains of salt.
We all know the process; throw something out there and see if any fan reaction is generated, which might generate some Hollywood interest, which might generate some money interest.
The latest word is that Kick-Ass 2 is set to start filming this summer . . . this NerdBastard will believe it when some set photos and casting news hits the Internet. In regards to the movies storyline, Millar tells New Empress Magazine:
“I literally just got a hard copy of the screenplay delivered this morning,” he said. “What can I tell you that nobody knows? Actually, not a lot if you’d read the book, because it’s a very close adaptation.”
Millar goes on to explain one of his reasons that haste is needed:
“I can tell you that Chloe’s a lot taller,” he said. “Her brother’s about 6’5″ or something, so I’m hoping she stops growing soon, as we’re planning a third one too.”
So Kick-Ass fans, keep your fingers crossed. Millar might just be able to pull it off.