Mark Millar Talks Kick-Ass 2 Film And The Comics Finale In Part 3
We know that Kick-Ass 2 wrapped up not too long ago in the comic medium and that not too long from now it will be making its way onto the screen with new director Jeff Wadlow. Writer Mark Millar talked a little about the film as well as how Kick-Ass will wrap up with the third series of the comic.
Speaking with Digital Spy, Millar talked about how Matthew Vaughn handpicked Wadlow to direct when he knew that he would be working on the X-Men franchise. With the director squared away, the next concern was if the original cast would be able to return. When asked if Chloe Moretz’s schedule would allow her to be Hit-Girl again:
As far as we know everyone is scheduled to come back, unless somebody is hit by a bus or something. Chloe has a busy schedule but she has to stop sometime.
Millar is known, in the words of Clockwork Orange, for a bit of the ultra-violence and Kick-Ass 2 is no exception. There are some pretty grisly scenes in those panels, and Millar was asked if they could make the transition to screen:
Every horrible scene in the book will be in the film. The c**t line in the first one, everybody said ‘there’s no way you’re getting that in the movie’, but it happened and it’s the same thing with this. Everybody is saying ‘you can’t have a gang rape scene with supervillains’ and ‘you can’t have the dog’s head cut off’, but every single one of those scenes will go in it.
Before moving on to the comics, Millar was asked how the Hit-Girl miniseries would affect the film. He said that the first 30 minutes of Kick-Ass 2 would be all Hit-Girl with the next 70 minutes is the Kick-Ass 2 comic.
Millar was asked how Kick-Ass would continue given the cliffhanger the second series ended on. He stated that the third book is the last one, and that there would be no more after it. He said he always saw an end, and that he plans to finish it in a year’s time. He did talk about how the third one will shape up.
People who’ve read the comic will know that the second one ends on a cliffhanger. Hit-Girl’s been arrested and she’s in prison, Dave has lost his dad and he’s kind of destitute. The third one will be set two years later, and it’s about where their lives are now, picking it up from there. Hit-Girl has killed 80-something people by this point, so they’re never going to let her out. She’s like a tiny Myra Hindley. It’s basically illegal to wear a costume at this point, so that’s quite interesting. I used to love Marvel Comics where the cops were chasing superheroes, seeing them as menaces because they’re not licensed in any way. So I kind of like the idea of bringing that back, because in reality there’s no way a cop or a fireman is going to let a guy in a suit run into a building. I like the idea that after they have stopped a mugging they have to run away for the police. That old-fashioned superhero thing.
Source : Digital Spy