Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass (based on Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.’s comic book) was a surprise hit back in 2010, though anyone who had read the series already knew that a big screen adaptation had the potential to be something special in the hands of the man responsible for the likes of Layer Cake and Stardust.
While Jeff Wadlow’s sequel wasn’t quite as well received either critically or commercially, it was a fun movie which put him on the radar, and he has since been linked to the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe remake and X-Force, a spin-off about a team of mutants who do the jobs too dirty for the X-Men.
The third and final volume of the comic book version of Kick-Ass came to an end this week, and it’s been met with a very positive response as Kick-Ass and Hit Girl’s stories reached their conclusion.
In a recent interview, Millar – who is closely involved with all of the adaptations of his work – revealed that while there are no firm plans in place as of right now, the door is definitely open and pointed out that the sequel (which was released last year) still performed reasonably well, despite not coming close to the first movie.
With “Kick-Ass,” it was a no brainer. It was made for million and made 0 million back and then made another 0 million on DVD. So for the money guys, it was a million investment that made 0 million. That’s a slam dunk. You’re getting your sequel. The second one didn’t make as much. It cost a little less at around million, made million and made about 0 million again on DVD and TV rights. It was still profitable. It was by no means “The Lone Ranger.” But does that mean we’ll make another one again? I don’t know. It’s definitely up in the air, and we’ll just have to see. Matthew is a guy who I trust to make that decision. If he decides he does want to do it, I know he’ll get it done well. And he’s got the movie rights, so it’s ultimately his decision. I speak to Matthew every day, and we haven’t discussed “Kick-Ass 3” so who knows? The option is always open.
Vaughn is of course busy with The Secret Service (which was recently delayed from this October to next February), so it would make sense that Kick-Ass 3 isn’t a priority for the time being. However, seeing the stories of these character’s brought to an end on the big screen would be very rewarding for fans.