‘Kick-Ass 2′ – Heavy on the Hit-Girl

- 11-08-12Comics, Film Posted by Sarah Moran

Kick-Ass 2, the film, won’t release until June of next year and is currently filming in London, but Kick-Ass 2 the comic has been out for some time and the prequel series, Hit-Girl, will have its fifth and final issue release on November 21st. Those books are providing the basis for Jeff Wadlow‘s film and as Mark Millar recently told Comic Book Resources we can expect the flick to be, “basically Hit-Girl for 45 minutes and then an hour of Kick-Ass 2.”

Aw yeah, bring on more of that fiesty, ass-kicking, bone-breakin’ little girl. Having already read Kick-Ass 2 and almost all of Hit-Girl, I can tell you she’s the highlight and Chloe Moretz is going to have so much fun bringing her newest adventures to the screen. And while I understand this statement doesn’t necessarily mean Hit-Girl has more screen time than anyone else, as Millar clarified in this tweet, I am excited for her to play a larger role than she did in Kick-Ass. Isn’t that what everyone wanted when they walked out of the theatre? More Hit-Girl?

Comic Book Movie kindly rounded up all Millar’s responses about the upcoming Kick-Ass 2, read on for more,

On His Role As A Producer:

My sense of it all as a producer and writer takes place before we even start shooting. Casting is very important, as is finding a screenwriter who could impress Matthew [Vaughn] and all of us. And Jeff is pretty amazing. So all of that took about six months leading up to shooting, and now I can just relax. I go to the set and watch what they’re doing and then hang out in the edit suite to see how it’s shaping up for five months of post with a brilliant editor named Eddie Hamilton. So really for me, it’s just fun to see all that stuff that a few years ago was in your head. It feels kind of like ‘Being John Malkovitch’ – like this stuff should still be contained up there.

On Some Of The Highlights From His Recent Visits To The Kick-Ass 2 Set:

To give an example, the set designer has built the Justice Forever headquarters for the super team that Kick-Ass joins. He’s made the whole thing with such detail that there’s a part based on one line I’ve got in the comic where Russell is making a schedule, and he worked out a whole schedule of which of the heroes would be available when. It’s hanging up on a piece of paper in the kitchen of the headquarters along with a list of whole likes cream and sugar in their coffee. It’s just all these tiny, tiny details you might not see in the film. They’re just in the background. John Romita was almost crying walking around the set! It looked just like his panels coming to life in front of him. It’s quite an emotional thing as crazy as that sounds.

On His Plans To Take A Souvenir From The Set Of The Movie:

I’m going to steal something. Every time I go to see one of the sets of one of my films, I’ve said, ‘I’d like to get something off the set’ but then I never do. You realize that people are just stealing stuff when they break down. Don’t ask, just take it! Some of the stuff is too big to get out, so I’m just stealing small stuff and shoving it in my pocket.

You can read the entire article and interview with CBR here.

What are you most looking forward to from Kick-Ass 2? Dave’s continuing journey as a hero? The introduction of new characters like the team Justice Forever or Mother Russia? Just more of Hit-Girl mercilessly destroying dudes who deserve it? Yeah, definitely more of that.

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  • Guest

    What exciting news!

  • Sarah Henderson

    I am so excited that there will be more Hit Girl featured!
    She was the highlight of the first movie, and I can’t wait to see how she
    functions in the real world. I have been asking a coworker at DISH for details
    about her journey in the comics. But he is keeping quiet, so I have been forced
    to wait till the movie to find out. I have also been coping by re-watching the
    original movie to refresh on the details using, Blockbuster @Home from DISH.
    With my busy schedule, I love that I can get the DVDs delivered in the mail. It
    is also nice that I have the option to exchange them in the store if I am
    feeling impatient. Watching the movie again, I am trying to make guesses about
    what Hit Girl’s role in this film will be. Regardless of what it entails, I can’t
    wait to see 45 minutes of her kicking butt and saving the day as she usually
    does.

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