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.