I loved the first ‘Kick-Ass,’ but found it exceptionally violent. It’s a pretty brutal and honest display of how it would really go down for a schmoe playing vigilante in the real world. When the sequel rolled around, we saw a more polished and experienced fighter at the point, which was a relief not having to see the hero get beat up as often. There was a funky Justice League vs. Legion Of Doom thing happening that appealed to me despite the sudden air of implausibility the movie took on. Unlike the first film, nobody would call this one a “success,” and one has to wonder if there’s even a call for a part 3. In the comic, the trilogy is wrapped. Do the creators of this universe have any secrets to tell about on-screen closure?
‘Kick-Ass 3’ is a comic that ran for 8 issues and closed out on August 6th of 2014. It continues the utter misadventures of Dave Lizewski and Mindy McCready, post-high school. It’s a story of revenge, incarceration, and killing. Lots of killing, as this is a series that has no problem with offing cool and not-so-cool characters like it’s nothing. Comic Book Resources got with puppet masters Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. and asked them if we’d ever see these movies go threesome.
“With Kick-Ass, it was a no brainer. It was made for $28 million and made $100 million back, and then made another $140 million on DVD. So for the money guys, it was a $28 million investment that made $240 million. That’s a slam dunk. You’re getting your sequel. The second one didn’t make as much. It cost a little less at around $24 million, made $61 million and made about $100 million again on DVD and TV rights. It was still profitable. It was by no means The Lone Ranger. But does that mean we’ll make another one again? I don’t know. It’s definitely up in the air, and we’ll just have to see. Matthew [Vaughn] is a guy who I trust to make that decision. If he decides he does want to do it, I know he’ll get it done well. And he’s got the movie rights, so it’s ultimately his decision. I speak to Matthew every day, and we haven’t discussed Kick-Ass 3, so who knows? The option is always open.”
Snowball’s chance. Cut and dried, studios are scared to back flops. ‘The Chronicles Of Narnia’ series has 7 books but when the 3rd entry ‘Voyage Of The Dawn Treader’ tanked, so did the likelihood of seeing a Harry Potter-style continuation. Nobody wants to make movies that won’t be seen, and you’re only as good as your last job. And all this talk about DVD revenue – Guillermo del Toro will tell you that that’s not enough to get a third ‘Hellboy’ made. It sure as hell won’t be enough to get a third Kick-Ass going. Not that the sequel didn’t have its charms, it just wasn’t a very good movie. And its show of violence really shuts out the younger crowds. Star Jim Carrey was very vocal about the gun use in the movie, to which Romita Jr. responded handily:
“As for Jim Carrey, I know I’ll never work with that bonehead again, so let me say this. I think Mark and I have talked about this before, but here’s a guy who could have capitalized on the character he played and played it toward his anti-gun stance. The character he played gave up weapons — gave up guns — and became a good guy. Anybody with three quarters of an education could have figured out how to fold that idea in with their anti-gun ideas. He’s not a smart enough guy to do that. He cashed his check and took his money, and then he went and pulled a bunch of crap on our film. I say “our film,” because a lot of people worked on that. He made people suffer that had jobs and needed every dime from this. I’m not talking about Mark and I. I’m talking about people in the offices and people behind the camera that worked their butts off for this. He took money out of their pockets, and he should be ashamed of himself. I’ve always wanted to say that, and I’ll stand on a chair and look him in the eye and tell him that’s what I think.”
I don’t need a third film, but I’d watch it on Netflix. And shut the hell up, Jim Carrey. Take your Fire Marshal Bill ass back to whatever rock you were under before a movie decided to take a chance and cast you in itself. What a dickhead thing to say. Romita is right, he probably wrote that tweet while depositing those millions at the bank. I hate when movie stars want to take stands. Just dance to the organ grinder, monkey!!
I’d take a Hit-Girl movie, though. She’s my favorite character. Total badass. As far as I’m concerned, both flicks were called ‘The Hit-Girl Show’ and ‘Hit-Girl 2: Hit Harder!’
Via – Comic Book Resources