Insight Into Plot for Kick-Ass Sequel

Posted August 5th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

No question my favorite movie of the year so far and certainly amongst my favorites of all time Kick-Ass arrived on DVD and Blu-ray this week. Mark Millar, writer of the comic book that the film was based on, is currently working on the upcoming sequel in comic form Kick-Ass: Balls to the Wall. Millar talked to MovieWeb about the sequel and dropped some hints as to the plot for some of the central characters with the comic being completed by the end of the year and the movie aiming for a 2012 release.

Regarding Hit-Girl: “She has to stop killing people, you know? That seems like an interesting starting point in the next one in regards to her character. She is going to be like Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven, where she hasn’t picked up a gun in years. It’s that type of thing. I like the idea of doing that with an eleven year old girl. She was part of this massive cacophony of violence. But she’s not allowed to kill people anymore. She is consumed with anger, and forced to watch TV shows instead. Halfway through the movie, or the comic, we will follow her as she picks up a gun again. It is going to be awesome.”

Regarding Red Mist: “He hires this bad ass girl from Russia, she comes into the story, and her plan is to kill Hit Girl. Red Mist becomes like Charles Manson. He goes online and influences a bunch of young villains to go against Kick-Ass and Hit Girl. The whole thing ends up as a big gang fight like you’d see in The Warriors. There is going to be a big gang fight in the middle of Times Square between all of these costumed heroes. And at the head will be the Red Mist and Hit Girl.”

Director Matthew Vaughn is currently working on X-Men: First Class and once that is done will presumably turn to work on the Kick-Ass sequel. Many viewed Hit-Girl as the real star of the film and even in the interview it comes across that she could be more of a primary focus than the Kick-Ass character in the sequel. I’m excited for where they go with the story and it may even prompt me to pick up the comic in the meantime.