Though they made relatively similar grosses, the first “Kick-Ass” is looked back on as a promising and exciting franchise launcher whereas the sequel essentially ended those hopes overnight. Nevertheless, fans of the series are still hoping for and talking about the possibility of a third entry in the series.
In a new interview with Yahoo UK, the first film’s director and second film’s producer Matthew Vaughn was asked about further entries in the series and he seemed surprisingly optimistic about the possibility:
“We would like to dip our toe back into it…. We’re working on an idea for a prequel of how did Hit Girl and Big Daddy become Hit Girl and Big Daddy. It’s quite a fun idea we’ve come up with. If we make that, hopefully that will be the sorbet for the people that didn’t like ‘Kick-Ass 2’ and then we can go off and make ‘Kick-Ass 3.’ I think we’ve got to do this prequel to regain the love that we had with ‘Kick-Ass.'”
Sounds great right? Turns out there’s a problem. Mark Millar, who created the original comic and has been heavily involved in the film, tells Slashfilm that the project isn’t moving – and he’s usually the first one to talk up his movies:
“There’s really nothing happening here in any official way. Matthew is talking about an idea we had for Hit-Girl but it’s just been a few informal chats and we haven’t discussed Kick-Ass 3 at all. We’re getting Superior together at the moment and Matthew is putting some Kingsman sequel ideas together but Hit-Girl and Kick-Ass are not on our radar I’m afraid.”
Certainly Fox is pushing Vaughn for a “Kingsman” sequel sooner rather than later, and by the time that’s done there may not be interest in a further “Kick-Ass” film. Time will