The creator of Kick-Ass, Mark Millar, told the UK station Radio 5 that because of strong Kick-Ass DVD sales the sequel, Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall, is officially has the green light.
Recently Millar spoke to MTV about the sequel:
“‘Kick-Ass 2’ follows immediately after ‘Kick-Ass’. You see how Dave has inspired people to become amateur superheroes, Red Mist has inspired people in the sequel to become amateur supervillains. So what we have is two rival gangs of super characters getting together in New York.
We go straight into what’s happened with Dave and Hit-Girl as well, picking up from where they left off in the last story. Hit-Girl has now been adopted by someone who’s saying that she’s not allowed to kill people anymore, she can’t be Hit-Girl anymore[…]
We’re probably about nine months away from production starting, at the earliest, because Matthew [Vaughn]’s got to do ‘X-Men: First Class. Matthew just wants to get ‘X-Men’ done next year then hopefully we’ll just go straight into ‘Kick-Ass 2,’ that’s the plan.”
Millar also commented on the need for a quick turnaround for Kick-Ass 2 so the cast doesn’t outgrow their parts. Particularly the scene-stealing, foul mouth, kicking ass and taking names Hit Girl. Since the sequel continues right after the previous film, they don’t want Chloe Moretz looking more like a teenager and less like a 10-year-old.
Its release date is still up in the air, but if they stick to schedule it should come out sometime in 2012, you know if the world doesn’t end and all that stuff… :)