Aaron Johnson must get tired of promoting his movies in the wrong order.  Kick-Ass, which was first shown to audiences at 2008’s Butt-Numb-A-Thon, wasn’t released until March 2010 – a year after the release of Nowhere Boy, which he filmed after Kick-Ass. Confused yet?

While promoting Nowhere Boy recently, which is just reaching the United States now, Johnson spoke briefly to Movieweb on the status of Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Walls.

His comments follow both comic-book creator Mark Millar and villain Red-Mist’s assurances that the movie was happening. Despite such talk – and the $100 million it earnt at the box office – however, there has been some debate as to whether filming might take place.

With director Matthew Vaughn and co-writer Jane Goldman currently at work on X-Men: First Class, Johnson expects filming to commence pending that film’s release. His closing comments, however, were a little less specific.

“I’m letting them just do what they want to do and we’ll come to it when we come to it. But I know that they are doing it.”

All going well, Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall should reach theatres in 2012.