Kick-Ass 2: Balls To The Wall is going to start filming in the next few weeks, and word has it that Jim Carrey has been offered a supporting role. If he decides to jump on board (and I don’t see why he wouldn’t want to), he would be playing The Colonel, who is the head and creator of the team called Justice Forever.
Taking on the role would mean that he’d be added to the Kick-Ass roster that includes Chloe Moretz, Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse,Robert Emms, Donald Faison and Nicolas Cage (flashback I suppose). And apparently he’s a big fan of director Matthew Vaughan.
I think it’d be pretty awesome to have Carrey on board with this venture. What do you guys think?
Super Hero Round Up? All the little Superhero movie bits that you should know about, but just don’t make a full post on their own.
Matthew Vaughan & Brett Ratner: Cat Fight!
In one corner of the sandbox, we have Matthew Vaughn, director of X-Men: First Class (2011). Aaaand, on the other, we have Brett Ratner, director of X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). Vaughn had been brandishing his claws at Ratner at every turn, claiming that he could’ve done a better job with X-Men: The Last Stand had he directed it as was originally planned. In a counter strike, Ratner so-very-subtly reminded the world that his work had the greatest success, financially, of all the other X-Men movies (even though it got mauled by anybody who knows anything). This fight could continue for quite some time; neither contender has been able to land just a single hit. But, y’know, fighting in different directions can do that.
So, hey… whose balls are bigger?
MORE AFTER THE JUMP
Matthew Vaughan‘s upcoming movie, X-Men: First Class is still shadowed in secrecy. Other than a few tidbits shared by the cast and 20th Century Fox (the production company), not much is known.
However, the website dailyblam has revealed a description of what is believed to be the teaser trailer for the upcoming movie set to be released June 3, 2011.
Caution, while still unconfirmed, it could still contain potential spoilers for the film!
It seems that the rumor mill is in full gear for X-Men: First Class, the upcoming movie directed by Matthew Vaughan (who also directed Kick-Ass).
According to ComicBookMovie.com (via the SuperHeroHype forums), plenty of things have been revealed regarding characters and storylines.
However, just like the rumors I posted recently regarding Hawkeye being in Thor (read all about it here), it should be taken as speculation until we get concrete information.
That said, some of the tidbits below the jump are extremely interesting. Have a look and sound off in the comments to let us know what you think!
When Kick-Ass, a movie based on a very popular comic book series, became a huge theatrical hit, a sequel was immediately green-lit.
The sequel, directed by Matthew Vaughan and entitled Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall, will be based on the sequel comic written by Mark Millar. In an interview with MovieWeb, Millar spilled the beans on exactly what you can expect from two of the movies greatest characters, Red Mist and Hit Girl in the sequel.
I am writing the comic book right now. Matthew Vaughn is directing X-Men: First Class, which he will be doing until about April. I will have finished writing the new comic by Christmas. Then, in April, we will begin working on Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall … The film and the comic book are very closely tied together. There are only a few minor changes towards the end. It does led directly into a sequel, and I am writing the sequel as I always planned it to be. The actors may be a little bit older, or bigger. They can address that in the movie. But I am not changing anything for the comic book. We left things off with her being adopted by this extremely nice man. He is a cop. And she has to stop killing people, you know? That seems like an interesting starting point in the next one in regards to her character. She is going to be like Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven, where she hasn’t picked up a gun in years. It’s that type of thing. I like the idea of doing that with an eleven year old girl. She was part of this massive cacophony of violence. But she’s not allowed to kill people anymore. She is consumed with anger, and forced to watch TV shows instead. Halfway through the movie, or the comic, we will follow her as she picks up a gun again. It is going to be awesome.
As for Red Mist, Millar has a very interesting arc for him to undergo.
This is a guy who has had his entire family killed by Hit Girl. He heads off and develops his martial arts skills. He learns how to become a better villain. That type of thing. He is going to come back and wreck unholy vengeance on our team. But in reality, he just comes back and gets stoned, and he spends a lot of money. He can’t do anything, so he hires this bad ass girl from Russia, she comes into the story, and her plan is to kill Hit Girl. Red Mist becomes like Charles Manson. He goes on-line and influences a bunch of young villains to go against Kick-Ass and Hit Girl. The whole thing ends up as a big gang fight like you’d see in The Warriors. There is going to be a big gang fight in the middle of Times Square between all of these costumed heroes. And at the head will be the Red Mist and Hit Girl.