Kick-Ass fans rejoice! The franchise's comic creator Mark Millar has teased some very exciting news that suggests the franchise hasn’t been assassinated from our screens just yet. Well, here's hoping, anyway.
Many thought that after the lukewarm reaction to 2013’s Kick-Ass 2 there wouldn’t be a third movie. And while there’s no official confirmation that there will be, Millar has well and truly got our hopes up.
“Right, this brilliance won't write itself. Time to help get a press release together for the big Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl news next week ...” Miller tweeted.
The tease, unsurprisingly, has thrown fans of the franchise into a justified frenzy. Some have even speculated that it could be headed to television as opposed to another big-screen outing.
And of course, with the mention specifically of Hit-Girl (played to perfection by Chloë Grace Moretz), it begs the question whether this will be more of a spinoff focusing on her character.
The films, based on Millar’s original Marvel comic with artist John Romita Jr., started strong with the first one, which made just over $96 million at the global box office in 2010. The sequel made a little less, with a $60 million haul, and a less-than-favorable response from critics.
The Staten Island teenager Dave Lizewski was brought to life by Golden Globe-winning actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson, but at this early stage it’s unclear if this new project will be featuring the same cast.
If it is focused on Hit-Girl, then casting could go either way. On the one hand, we’d love to see where Moretz would take the character given the chance. But if the story is sticking to her age in the comics, or if it’s, dare we say it, an origin story, then they might be scouting for a new face. Either way, we’re excited and sure that it will indeed kick some serious ass. Pun fully intended.
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