The film adaptation of Mark Millar’s Kick-Ass 2 is already moving forward with the production, after Universal has given the green light upon the replacement of Matthew Vaughn with Jeff Wadlow in the director’s chair. Star Aaron Johnson has also confirmed his return, and has recently revealed a few choice details about the movie:
“It’s pretty much set to go, this Fall,” says the star. “I think now Chloë [Moretz] and Chris [Mintz-Plasse] are on board. I’m certainly set up to do it. Jeff Wadlow is to direct. Yeah, I think it’s going to happen.”
Johnson also stated that he has already looked at the new script, and confirmed that it keeps the standard from the first film when it comes to R-rated violence and profanity. He also confirmed that Vaughn’s involvement as producer should ensure that the two films will feel similar in both tone and quality:
“I think that’s why Matthew Vaughn has got his name all over this one, as well,” he says of the demand for a second film. “The only way he was ever going to make a sequel was if it could be anywhere close to the first one, and keep that class and that quality, and just maintain something original and new and refreshing. And this script delivers all of that, right now. I’m excited to get back in the suit.”
There are no solid release dates yet, but Kick-Ass 2 is expected to arrive at some point in 2013.