NYCC 2023: Matthew Vaughn Is Going To Reboot Kick-Ass


Matthew Vaughn is going to be having a very busy 2024. While at NYCC for a panel teasing his latest film, Argylle, a spy comedy that will hopefully be the first part of a trilogy, questions inevitably came up about his previous features Kick-Ass and Kingsman. Both of those franchise’s original films did well with audiences and Vaughn made it clear that he wants both of them to continue and develop alongside Argylle. 

When asked about his plans for the future of Kick-Ass, Matthew Vaughn confirmed that he was going to reboot the franchise and introduce a whole new cast of characters with the film. If all went well, then later installments could reintroduce some of the original characters played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chloe Grace Moretz. Looking back on Kick-Ass, Vaughn commented that “Kick-Ass sort of changed people’s perceptions of what a superhero film is at the time, so we’re doing it again.” He also confirmed that filming would begin production sometime during 2024, but those plans may be affected not only by the SAG-AFTRA strike but also by how busy his schedule is looking at this moment.

Between rebooting Kick-Ass and doing publicity for Argylle, which comes out in February, Vaughn also has plans to start working on the third installment in the Kingsman franchise, Kingsman: The Blue Blood, the same year. It’s unknown though just how involved he’s going to be in either new production. It seems likely that he’ll direct one of them and produce the other, or maybe he’ll just write those two new entries and focus his efforts on expanding Argylle. It’s very unlikely that he’ll direct both movies, so I’m curious to see which one will give. Time will tell, but consider me cautious given how the last time Vaughn outsourced his film projects to others due to his busy schedule, we got the disappointing The King’s Man and the just plain bad Kick-Ass 2. 

Argylle is scheduled to be released on February 2, 2024.

Jesse Lab
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