Kick-Ass 2 shoots this summer, says Mark Millar


You know that strange feeling you get when very optimistic announcements don’t seem at all grounded in reality? Mark Millar has told The Daily Record a bunch of interesting, yet slightly implausible things about his collaborations with Matthew Vaughn. Apparently, the plan is for the two of them to shoot Kick-Ass 2 this summer, as well as an adaptation of another of Millar’s comics, American Jesus. Then, he and Vaughn will start working on Secret Service, about a stupid James Bond-type character.

That all sounds well and good, if not for one thing: Matthew Vaughn has committed to making a sequel to X-Men: First Class, and you know that has to be a much bigger priority than all these projects with Mark Millar. With the fast-tracked production it’s likely to get, there might be scheduling conflicts with Kick-Ass 2. Miller might be overly optimistic right now, and it’s not unheard of for him to be wrong about his projects; he claimed Kick-Ass 2 was greenlit back in 2010, though it wasn’t. Fans of the first Kick-Ass might want to hold off on the excitement until we see more proof.

[Daily Record via Cinema Blend]