Though the original Kick-Ass was a critical hit of geek-tastic proportions, the sequel proved to be a steamy hot mess. But the first film’s director has a plan to get the franchise back on track.
In an interview with Yahoo! UK talking up the home release of Kingsman: Secret Service, director Matthew Vaughn opened up about his hope to eventually return to Kick-Ass and tap into the awesomeness that made the first film so much fun. His plan? Don’t jump straight into Kick-Ass 3. Instead, he says they’re working on a prequel that would focus on the genesis of Hit-Girl (Chloe Moretz) and Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage).
Here’s an excerpt from his comments:
“We’re working on an idea for a prequel of how did Hit Girl and Big Daddy become Hit Girl and Big Daddy. If we make that, hopefully that will be the sorbet for the people that didn’t like Kick-Ass 2 and then we can go off and make Kick-Ass 3. I think we’ve got to do this prequel to regain the love that we had with Kick-Ass.”
As a huge fan of Kick-Ass and the work Vaughn did on the first film, I’d love to see his hand back at the wheel. Plus, Hit-Girl and Big Daddy were a huge part of what made the original great, and a film focused entirely on them could be a nice palate cleanser. Everything needs more Nic Cage, right?
Sadly, despite the fact that fans would almost certainly welcome a return to the Kick-Ass world, you have to wonder if the cult hit franchise could ever recapture a wider fanbase in the wake of Kick-Ass 2’s mediocrity. None of the films made that much money, and a new installment would be the riskiest of all. If anyone can fix it, it's likely Vaughn, but it might be too little, too late.
What do you think? Is Vaughn’s idea the right approach?
(Via Yahoo! UK)