Moretz Says Latest Stream of KICK ASS 2 News is "All Rumor"
Published: October 4, 2010 - 2:55pm
The show-stealing star of KICK-ASS and Let Me In recently revealed that there is less credibility to rumors surrounding the superhero sequel than many expected.
In a year of many box office failures of films based on comic book properties, Iron Man 2 and KICK-ASS were the only two that garnered both critical and financial success. The future of the Iron Man movie franchise is already set in stone, with Marvel Studio's The Avengers locked in for a May 2012 theatrical release date. Anticipation for KICK-ASS 2, on the other hand, may have been a bit preemptive. While speaking BBC's Radio 5 back in August Mark Millar, author of the KICK-ASS graphic novel and it's sequel, announced that the film's sequel had already been given the thumbs-up by the studio: "The estimate is [Kick-Ass] will do 100 to 150 million on DVD based on the American sales, you know, so it'll end up making a quarter of a billion on a 28 million investment...So the sequel's green-lit, we can go ahead and do the follow up now." According to the film's stars on the other hand, that threshold has yet to be crossed.
Aaron Johnson, who portrayed the title character, the fate of KICK-ASS 2 is in director Matthew Vaughn's hands. Asked whether the film will begin production after Vaughn wraps X-Men: First Class, Johnson said, "I'm letting them just do what they want to do and we'll come to it when we come to it." Not overly enthusiastic, but understandable considering it is a project that is still supposedly a few months away from launching; as well as the amount of work the actor has on his docket.
Today it was revealed by Chloe Moretz, better known as the show-stealing Hit Girl to KICK-ASS fans, that none of the confirmation we've recently heard about the sequel should be taken as gospel:
"I’d totally love to be Hit Girl again, but I don’t know about Kick-Ass 2. Everyone’s like, “It’s just been announced!,” but I’m like, “No, it hasn’t. That’s all rumor.” I honestly don’t even know anymore. I don’t know anything about a second one."
Whether a film adaptation of the comic KICK-ASS 2: Balls to the Wall ever comes to fruition may still be up in the air, but fans of the property can pick up the graphic novel when it becomes available later this year.