Mark Millar has one of the most evenly-split fanbases in comics today. You either love his work or you hate it. Kick-Ass is one of his latest, and strongest, entries into the comic world, and you may recall the movie adaptation, which came out last year to mixed reviews. Millar’s follow up, Kick-Ass 2, follows the further misadventures of teen vigilante Dave Lizewski and tween assassin Mindy Macready. Even though there’s only been one issue so far since its release on October 20th, 2010, Jane Goldman, co-screenwriter of Kick-Ass, says a sequel is unlikely.
“I don’t think it’s going to happen. At the moment it’s not in the works,” she said. “We’re all doing different things at the moment. We would love to do it again, but we’ve all been pulled in different directions. Also, we just want to be sure that the story was just right. You wouldn’t want to do a sequel if it’s not going to be as good as the first one. Maybe the moment will be right one day. Hopefully.”
This is funny considering the movie rights to the first series were sold even before the first issue hit the stands. It’s really too bad, considering the sequel will feature Kick-Ass joining a super-team, an enormous fight in the middle of NYC between heroes and villains (led by Red Mist), and Hit-Girl trying to live a normal life. But maybe it’s for the best, because Matthew Vaughn’s next nerdsploitation film is X-Men: First Class, and I’ve never been less excited for a comic book movie (with the possible exception of Elektra, but that barely counts as a movie in the first place).
What do you think? Would you see Kick-Ass 2? Who could take the reins from Vaughn?