Kick ass! Director Matthew Vaughn will have a very full plate over the next few years, if things go his way. The filmmaker behind Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, and the two Kingsman movies told U.K.-based magazine Empire that he’s setting up his own shingle, Marv Studios.
“We’re going to reboot Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl,” said Vaughn.
That’s right — one of the projects the director has lined up for Marv Studios is a reboot of the Kick-Ass series. The director hinted that Patience Lee, the African-American single mom who assumes the vigilante mantle in the most recent Mark Millar comics, could take center stage in the movie. And let’s not forget that earlier this year Millar said he’d love to see Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok, Westworld) in the role.
Another project is a possible standalone Hit-Girl film, but it remains to be seen whether it will focus on the character as an adult or during her younger, more formative years.
As for details concerning these projects, things are still in the nascent stages. But for those wanting hints of what’s to come, Vaughn teased: “Look what Mark Millar is doing with the comic for clues.”
But that’s not all. Vaughn has also expressed interest in doing more with the Kingsman franchise. In addition to already having two sequels in the works — a regular sequel and a prequel spinoff called Kingsman: The Great Game that focuses on the spy organization in the early 1900s — Vaughn also hopes to make an eight-hour Kingsman TV show, and a Statesman film that follows Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, and Halle Berry’s American agents. Marv Studios plans to shoot the as-yet-untitled Kingsman 3 and The Great Game back to back.
The full interview with Vaughn comes out next week.