Writer Mark Millar speculates on where the story could go… first film spoilers!
Kick-Ass may not even be in the cinemas yet, but creator and writer Mark Millar has already been putting thought into the sequel. In the just-published book Kick-Ass: Creating the Comic, Making the Movie he mentions that Red Mist – another superhero-wannabe friend of Kick-Ass who we meet in the first movie – may become the main villain in the next movie.
“Red Mist surviving, becoming the super-villain was always planned, but the idea was that he was going to be a more minor character in the first film. Then we saw what Chris (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) was capable of!” says Millar in the book. “Also, I really like the idea of somebody who people were relaxed watching on screen doing horrible things… the second movie, it’s going to get very, very dark what goes on with him.”
He also hints that Kick-Ass’ secret identity may be unveiled in the next volume of Kick-Ass comics. “One of my favourite ideas in superhero comics is the exposure of the secret identity… I like the idea of doing that to somebody like Kick-Ass, who’s going to have real-world ramifications if his secret identity gets exposed. I wanted that in the first volume but there was just no room, so I shifted it all into the second volume.”
Directed by Matthew Vaughn, Kick-Ass stars Aaron Johnson as the title character, alongside Chloe Moretz as Hit Girl and Nicolas Cage as Big Daddy. It’s released in the UK on 31 March.