With the release of the “Kick-Ass” sequel not faring particularly well with either critics or at the box-office, it looked like that franchise died a quick death – something that actress Chloe Moretz seemingly confirmed last year in interviews.
Now though it appears Moretz could slip back into the Hit-Girl outfit – in a prequel. Matthew Vaughn, who directed the first film and this week’s “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” says that he thinks the franchise still has plenty of life left in it and one suggestion would be a Hit-Girl prequel movie ahead of a third “Kick-Ass”. Vaughn tells Joblo:
“Do you know what’s going to be next if I do it… we’ve finished plotting it. What we have to do is, we’ve got to do the ‘X-Men: First Class’ to the Kick-Ass world. We lost a few fans on Kick-Ass 2. It wasn’t as loved as one would’ve hoped.
So we have this idea for a Hit-Girl prequel. It’s a really strong, really simple prequel where I think we can regain the love and the passion. If that happens, I’m pretty sure I can persuade Aaron and Chloe to come back and finish the story of Kick-Ass with ‘Kick-Ass 3’.
Mark and I have already plotted Hit Girl. We have to get the script done next. It’s so far out there, you have no idea.”
With Moretz recently turning eighteen, a ‘prequel’ per se seems impossible unless they recast a younger Mindy. The other possibility is essential a Moretz-led standalone spin-off akin to “The Wolverine” with flashbacks including a younger actress and Nicolas Cage’s Big Daddy.
Vaughn says he would NOT direct the third “Kick-Ass” and is looking for a “really bold, clever director” like “The Raid” helmer Gareth Evans to tackle the movie which is mostly set in the Far East.