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Amph Kick-Ass & Kick-Ass 2 (Hit-Girl prequel & Kick-Ass 3 in the works?)

Discussion in 'Community' started by The2ndQuest , Jun 23, 2008.

  1. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Lyndsy Fonseca (the girlfriend) is saying that it's going to be a while before Kick-Ass 2, if it happens.
     
  2. Nevermind

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    "Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall" is scheduled for 2012.

    Perhaps the Apocalypse *will* occur that year...
     
  3. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I don't see what can be done in the sequel. Have Augie from Role Models carry the picture as a villian? That isn't all that tempting. I would say go darker but I almost think the first film went to an area where darker isn't necessarily better. I think what should be done is to play up the absurd factor. There's a saneness in Kick-Ass after a while.
     
  4. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Well, it's hard to say exactly, as only one issue of the sequel series has been released so far- and that came out (and sold out) 5 months ago. So, much like the first series, the series probably won't be finished until a week before the movie comes out ;).

    But, so far, there are two plot threads: one is Mindy both trying to live a normal life while also training Dave to be a better fighter/hero (and trying to do so without Marcus (who has been included into the comics as a nod to the film) finding out, as he made her promise him to give up the crimefighting). Millar has made comparisons to A History of Violence's main character in regards to her.

    The other is Red Mist (now called The Motherfracker (well, not exactly that term ;)) gathering a team of supervillains (the natural result of there being superheroes) in secret, while Kick-Ass begins forming a superhero team. Millar describes the former as being like the gang from A Clockwork Orange.

    And, going by the flashforwards and comments from the first issue, it'll apparently lead to some big throwdown in Times Square, as well as Dave's identity being revealed, his house being destroyed and someone close to him ending up brain damaged.
     
  5. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    [link=http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/1252736/kickass_2_to_shoot_this_summer_says_mark_millar.html]Millar says sequel filming this summer[/link]

    There have been all kinds of rumours circling regarding a potential sequel to Kick-Ass ever since it made a tidy profit in 2010. The comic book series exploring the further adventures of Dave and Mindy is still ongoing, so the source material is there, and comic book creator Mark Millar has now confirmed that Kick-Ass 2, along with American Jesus, will shoot this summer.

    The statement seems optimistic considering Jane Goldman recently revealed that neither she nor director Matthew Vaughn are likely to return to the sequel in their original capacity. That said, Vaughn is down to produce (although you'd imagine most of his attention will be on the X-Men: First Class sequel).

    As yet, there?s also no word on whether the key cast will be returning either, so if this is to shoot this summer they?re certainly keeping the finer details about the production - such as the director and screenwriters - quiet. We'll wait and see what happens there.
     
  6. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis

    The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    This is the same Mark Millar who talked about the trilogy of Superman films he'd be doing for WB, yeah?
     
  7. Jabbadabbado

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I really disliked Kick-Ass the first time out in theaters. But I watched it on Netflix Streaming not too long ago and it's grown on me, maybe because so much of what I see on Netflix is so rotten. I see some potential in a sequel. Mindy is the real deal, while Kick-Ass is the public face of vigilante crime-fighting. Red Mist will need some heavy-duty badass counterpart to Mindy. Also, I think it would be fun to see him take over his dad's organized crime empire. Just, please, no more jet packs. The whole premise of the first film still falls apart over the jet pack. We have enough of a willing suspension of disbelief burden with Mindy alone.
     
  8. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm pretty sure I read recently a quote from Jane Goldman saying this wasn't happening anytime soon.
     
  9. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    In the sequel comic, he does get a bodyguard called Mother Russia.
     
  10. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    So Mark Millar (known for his, let's say, big mouth) says Jim Carrey is going to play Colonel Stars, as rumored earlier last week.
     
  11. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Heh, at this rate having any character played by a major star in this series
    is a clear sign that character will be brutally killed
    .
     
  12. Obi-Zahn Kenobi

    Obi-Zahn Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    So, wait is this actually happening or what?

    I loved Kick Ass and would love to see a sequel.
     
  13. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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  15. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    It'll be interesting to see how they handle this - they kind of scrubbed Hit Girl's origin and the utterly bizarre "romance" subplot for the first film, and the second series is more reliant on controversial shock by a great deal, to the point that a lot of folks were wondering if Millar was trying to make it unfilmable.
     
  16. The2ndQuest

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    I doubt Millar will ever right one of his own projects again without a movie adaptation in mind. Pretty much everything he writes is in development as a film.

    However, elements of both kick-Ass 2 and Hit Girl do acknowledge some facets introduced by the movie (Marcus looking after Mindy, etc)- and I don't think the change to Hit Girl/Big Daddy's comic origins will affect the story much (it only really affects Big Daddy's motivation, and he's dead now; the training was still real to Mindy either way). The change in the love story, though, is more significant, but won't change the plotting, just the emotional impact.

    The suburban massacre/rape, for example, will arguably be more effective if its a girl that is involved with our hero, rather than one who hates him- you just lose the "she was harmed by association, despite her non-involvement" guilt angle for Kick-Ass and replace it with a "she was harmed by association, because of her involvement" fear/guilt).

    Of course, that's assuming that sequence is even in the film- as you said, the brutality and shock of many of those sequences will be difficult to merge with the tone of the film (but I cant see them skipping it- retooled, yes, but they can't drop that important transition from
    criminals to terrorists during that first confrontation with the cops- it sets the entire stage for the level of the police response to the Times Square brawl).
     
  17. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    My point is more that they've already toned some elements down for palatability, I'm wondering if they'll tone down more scenes - that one in particular - in the same way. Should be interesting to see how it pans out.
     
  18. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    First shot of Jim carrey in the film:

    [​IMG]

    Did the dog have a mask in the comic? I forget. If not, that's an amusing addition.
     
  19. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    OK, I just finished Kick-Ass 2. Good stuff. And yes, the dog has a mask, but it's not an American flag pattern, and the dog doesn't wear any shirt.
     
  20. Rox

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  21. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Jim Carrey's accent is awesome. Hit Girl's key line on top of the van doesn't quite have the oomph I'd imagine but I think it might be more effective in context.
     
  22. tom

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    eh, it doesn't look very good. hope i'm wrong though.
     
  23. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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    Jim Carrey as a Brooklyn Nick Saban
     
  24. VadersLaMent

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    Yeah, Carry's voice is awesome. 31 thing I look forward to, Hit Girl cursing and defeating others in combat.
     
  25. VadersLaMent

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