Mark Millar is very busy these days – what with his current gig as the Marvel Go-To Guy for Fox’s Marvel movies, and his large part in the long-awaited sequel to Kick-Ass, which is already shooting. But in spite of his loaded schedule, Millar still managed to take to his website and provide an on-set report on Kick-Ass 2:
“Shot down to England last week for some time on the Kick-Ass 2 set,” says Millar. “Three of the days were press interviews, all embargoed until a few weeks before release, but the rest was just sitting around and drinking tea while superheroes beat the shit out of super-villains in the big finale (as you’ll have read in the book).
“As a producer, I’ve been watching a lot of this in the dropbox as it happens, but nothing compares to seeing Mother Russia (in the flesh) pounding Hit-Girl in the face in what WE KNOW is going to win MTV’s Best Fight Scene Award already. I’m not kidding… this fight is unlike anything I’ve seen in cinema before. I’d watched the stunt team block it out a few weeks back, but this was astonishing.
“The movie is being edited as it happens and so, at the halfway point in shooting, I have about 40 edited minutes to watch in the suite during lunch-breaks. Blown Away is an understatement. everything is working perfectly and Vaughn was correct when he told me to trust his judgement when he hand-picked Jeff Wadlow for this gig.”