'Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall' Shoots This Summer Says Mark Millar

The comic book writer also plans to shoot an adaptation of 'American Jesus' this summer with Matthew Vaughn.
Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall will shoot this summer says Mark Millar
Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall will shoot this summer says Mark Millar
Although we haven't heard anything official regarding the Kick-Ass sequel Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall in quite some time, comic book creator Mark Millar has revealed that the sequel will go into production this summer, along with American Jesus.

"We shoot Kick-Ass 2 and American Jesus this summer. Then Matthew (Vaughn) and I have Secret Service, which is a neddy James Bond."


It doesn't seem that Matthew Vaughn will return to direct Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall, although it is believed he will remain on board as a producer. We reported last month that Matthew Vaughn will direct the X-Men: First Class Sequel, although no production start date was released. We also have no official word regarding actors such as Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, or Christopher Mintz-Plasse returning for Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall.

Mark Millar also elaborated on American Jesus, which centers on a young man who realizes he is Jesus Christ.

"A film about the returned Jesus Christ has amazing artistic potential. Jesus shows up in the middle of the financial crisis, America is in turmoil and the Eurozone is collapsing. They are quite apocalyptic times that we are living in with the gap between rich and poor. It is the reverse of The Omen, which is about a kid who finds out he is the anti-Christ. This is a kid who finds out he is Jesus Christ."


Secret Service is a project in the midst of development, and, much like the first Kick-Ass, Mark Millar and Matthew Vaughn are developing the comic book and the script simultaneously. Here's what Mark Millar had to say about the story behind Secret Service.

"We came up with this idea of a wee ned who becomes a gentleman spy, ditching his trainers for his Savile Row suits and being taught how to speak properly. The reason he gets chosen is that a guy like that is disposable. I am a massive Bond fan and Secret Service is like My Fair Lady meets James Bond. I am halfway through the comic and Matthew and I are halfway through the script. There is a good role for a 50-something actor to play an older gentleman spy training this young kid. There are not a lot of tough actors in that age group but you would never believe Colin Firth or Hugh Grant in a fight scene. We are bouncing names around."

Kick-Ass 2 was released August 16th, 2013 and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Moretz, Morris Chestnut, Claudia Lee, Amy Anzel, Clark Duke, Augustus Prew, Mary Kitchen. The film is directed by Jeff Wadlow.

American Jesus is in development . The film is directed by Matthew Vaughn.



Sources: Daily Record

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  1. Zak Lee Ferguson

    @Ilikepie202 seriously ladies ladies i thought all this pish posh arguing was finally rid off on here! Tut tut

    2 years agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  2. Nicholaus XX

    @Ilikepie202 -- Actually I(you) can. Well, maybe not "just" IMDb. I'll try to let you know what the others websites say, next time. Maybe, maybe not. Let's ask him?

    So. What?

    @redcameraman -- What exactly is your interpretation of the word "over-rated"?

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  3. IlikePie202

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx When I said "attacking", I meant insulting. In this situation, these two are the same thing.

    But you can't judge a movie by how overrated in your opinion a film is by looking at the IMDb rating for the movie. And maybe your interpretation of the word "overrated" is different from his. That's not an insult at all, that's just a possible point.

    And he said his review sucked...

    2 years agoby @Ilikepie202Flag

  4. Nicholaus XX

    @Ilikepie202 -- Do you want me to sound like a broken record? I'll say this once again, I didn't "attack" him. I continue to read my post and I can't see where you could interpret my post being an attack.

    Were you actually reading my post? I think not. By your replies, I can see that you read what you wanted to read, and interpreted it as you saw fit. I'll now simplify it for you without getting down to your level.

    I brought up IMDb.com because he said it was over-rated. Sure, a lot of people may love the movie, and he probably hears a lot of people praise it, but it ultimately boils down to the general rating the movie receives.

    As an example; Twilight and Transformers have a large fan-base, and plenty people love those movies enough to allow to praise them and show just how much they love it by taking part in the revenue. Box Office aside, they are very average flicks.

    IMDb is arguably the most accurate movie rating site, and here are some examples. The Transformers trilogy has a score of 7-5.9/10 respectively. While Twilight has somewhere between 4-5/10. Which goes to show that just because a movie makes a lot of money, and has many people praising it, doesn't necessarily mean it's "over-rated". Because when it comes to general ratings, and I mean thousands upon thousands of votes, the score speaks for itself.

    "Kick-Ass" has the score of 7.9/10 - which means it's a very good movie, with noticeable flaws and/or is nothing more or nothing less of very good material.

    Again, I can understand why he didn't like it, and that's his opinion. But, judging by his review, he misinterpreted/didn't understand a lot of the things that went on in the movie, and ultimately missed the big picture.

    Read his review, and then reply to my post.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  5. IlikePie202

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx no you didn't swear or use offensive language, but you verbally attacked him about not being able to enjoy the film. And as much as it hard for you take his opinion seriously, don't just attack him like that.

    And I got that notion, because there wasn't any other reason for you to bring that up, it was quite random.

    3 years agoby @Ilikepie202Flag

  6. Nicholaus XX

    @Ilikepie202 -- Hypocritical? I didn't swear in my postings, neither did I "attack" him. I understand it's his opinion, but after reading that review of his, it's extremely hard to take his opinion seriously.

    Where did the IMDb thing come up? Sure, I brought it up to allow him to realize that it's not necessarily over-rated at this given time - but I never said he had to like it, nor was he wrong for not liking it because of the IMDb score. Where did you get such a notion?

    One word: Misinterpretation.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  7. IlikePie202

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Are you really that hypocritical? You said that no language was needed, however you basically attacked him in your first reply to him. I like the movie too, but this is his opinion. He doesn't have to like a film if it has a good IMDb rating... that would be dishonest.

    3 years agoby @Ilikepie202Flag

  8. Nicholaus XX

    @redcameraman -- It may seem kind of over-hyped, but if you look at the rating it has on IMDB.com, it's pretty fair and accurate(if you know how the rating system works, at least). No need for the language, sir. I do respect your opinion, but it doesn't mean it's valid.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  9. T. King (Red Camera Man)

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx: I really tried to like it, but I just couldn't get into it; there were some parts I did like though. Looking back at my old "Kick-Ass" review, since I actually wrote it over a year ago, I do agree it's not a good review at all (I wasn't that good at writing reviews anyway). But I still think it's just an overhyped movie (along with "The Hangover"). It's just my own opinion on the movie, and if you don't respect it, then f*ck you.

    3 years agoby @redcameramanFlag

  10. ROFLitschristian

    @ejk1 Gotcha! Still pretty pumped!

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  11. ejk1

    @ROFLitschristian pretty much.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  12. ROFLitschristian

    @ejk1 Oh gotcha. And he's just now finished the second series?

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  13. Pjwolsker

    American Jesus wont be controversial or anything... now we have to listen to catholic priests bitch about this movie

    3 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  14. Nicholaus XX

    @redcameraman -- Mediocre? Which part? I'll take you're the guy who watched "Kick-Ass" with a merited, biased perspective and nitpicked at every flaw he saw, even if it wasn't a flaw.

    Apparently, you were so blinded by your biased intentions that you couldn't follow the story and enjoy it for what it was - I read your review, I would know. You judged character actions, traits, etc - in a invalid rant.

    Don't make it so blatant next time that you want to hate a movie, no matter what excuses you have to make (along with invalid, ludicrous accusations), all right?

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  15. Thomas Clarke (Kiion)

    Kick ass made comic book movies cool, cannot wait for the sequel

    3 years agoby @thomasclarkeFlag

  16. Mixlexic

    Love Kick-Ass and cant wait for the sequel

    3 years agoby @mixlexicFlag

  17. Avian

    Hoping it's good! Loved the first one, but I dislike the actual comic. Probably because I read after seeing the movie though.

    3 years agoby @avian005Flag

  18. ChiRep_1

    It still amazes me how Hollywood could do Kick-Ass right but somehow manage to f*ck up sure thing films like Green Lantern... As long as the story is strong, bring on the sequel!

    3 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  19. SherlockHolmes2009

    :0 please tell me this is true, Vaughn needs to direct this before X Men 2

    3 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  20. T. King (Red Camera Man)

    Meh. Mediocre movie.

    3 years agoby @redcameramanFlag

  21. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Depending on the number of pages plus the amount of pages it would take for the script to adapt, I'd say at leas 1:50 for the length time

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  22. ejk1

    @ROFLitschristian Millar only does 8 issue runs of Kick-Ass

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  23. ROFLitschristian

    @bawnian-dexeus@ejk1 Wait, like, the whole series!?

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  24. ROFLitschristian

    Kick-Ass wasn't necessarily the film I wanted it to be, but it's still terrific. Can't wait for a sequel!

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  25. MovieManiac

    It's complete bull. I don't trust a word Mark Millar says. I'll only believe it once I hear news that Vaughn officially signs up.

    3 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  26. Pjwolsker

    i dont think my night can get any better

    3 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  27. Nicholaus XX

    @ejk1 -- Oh! My bad, good sir. One last peek will do.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  28. ejk1

    @ghostman@XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Stop eye-f*cking my future wife!

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  29. Nicholaus XX

    @ghostman -- I didn't love "Kick-Ass" until the "Show's over, motherf*ckers" scene - I literally fell in love with this movie after that scene. All right. ;)

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag