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Mark Millar says no current plans for 'Kick-Ass 3,' but there is 'one last story to tell' someday
Is a third Kick-Ass film in the cards? Mark Millar has bad news and good news.
Will Dave Lizewski ever return to the big screen to kick ass as... Kick-Ass? During a conversation with ScreenRant about Netflix's Super Crooks anime, writer Mark Millar revealed that there are no current plans to make a third film based on the Kick-Ass comic book series he co-created with artist John Romita Jr. But don't give up all hope just yet.
"You know, it's funny, occasionally something pops up about a third Kick-Ass, but it's never true," Millar said. "What happens is, I think, one of the original actors is being interviewed about another movie and they'll be asked, 'Is there another Kick-Ass' and they'll say, 'Well, I don't know maybe' and then it becomes a headline, 'Maybe Another Kick-Ass Is Coming.' But in reality, we've literally never had a conversation about it."
Filmmaker Matthew Vaughn directed and co-wrote a 2010 adaptation of the source material, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the titular role. It spawned a Vaughn-produced sequel — written and directed by Fantasy Island's Jeff Wadlow — that opened in theaters three years later. The two movies combined brought in over $156 million at the global box office. In addition, they attracted such powerhouse actings talents as Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jim Carrey, Donald Faison, Mark Strong, John Leguizamo, Iain Glen, and more.
Vaughn then moved over to another Millar-created IP, Kingsman: The Secret Service, which is coming up on its third installment for the big screen: The King's Man. Serving as an origin story for the eponymous agency of suave British spies, the film arrives in theaters everywhere on Wednesday, Dec. 22 (just in time for the long Christmas break).
If Vaughn and Millar ever do get serious about a Kick-Ass trilogy capper, however, it'll be easy for them connect, seeing that they're in regular contact with one another.
"I talk to Matthew Vaughn three times a week," Millar continued. "Matthew is one of my best friends, and we've no plans because I'm over at Netflix and he has deals over with Apple and Kick-Ass is Universal. So there's definitely no plans, maybe at some point in the future, we do have one last story to tell, which is the big finale storyline. I kind of like the idea of that as well, because practically, we can come back a little later to all the characters in different places, so there's a potential story there at some point. But I pray that nobody reads this and mistakes that for us saying Kick-Ass 3 is in the works, because there's 100 percent no plans to do it at the moment."
All 13 episodes of Super Crooks are now streaming on Netflix.
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