The first film followed Dave Lizewski, an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.
The writer spoke about where some of the second films inspiration came from:
"My dad and I were living alone together after my mum died when I was 14 and that's reflected in Kick-Ass. I grew up wanting to be a superhero. You find a lot of these things turn out to be autobiographical."
"We shoot Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall and American Jesus this summer."
The writer is expecting Matthew Vaughn to be involved, not as a director but as a producer. Director Matthew Vaughn ruled himself out of the project, because of the X-Men: First Class Sequel.
Production is expected to begin this summer according to Mark Millar.
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.