Creator Mark Millar says 'Kick-Ass's is a 'realistic superhero story' and cannot go on forever
Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar has revealed that the third film in the series will be the last.
Millar wrote the original Kick-Ass comic books and also serves as executive producer on the movies. The first film came out in 2010 and Kick-Ass 2 is due for release on July 19 this year.
When asked whether he has plans for a third movie, Millar told SFX: “Yeah absolutely. Kick-Ass 3 is going to be the last one though. I told Universal [Pictures] this and they asked me, ‘What does that mean?’ I said, ‘It means that this is where it all ends.’
Recalling his conversation with the studio bigwigs, Millar continued: “They said, ‘Do they all die at the end?’ I said, ‘Maybe’ – because this is a realistic superhero story. And if someone doesn’t have a bulletproof vest like Superman and doesn’t have Batman’s millions then eventually he is going turn around the wrong corner and get his head kicked in or get shot in the face [laughs]. So Kick-Ass needs to reflect that. There has to be something dramatic at the end, he cannot do this for the rest of his life.”
Meanwhile, the first official picture from Kick-Ass 2 has just been released and appears at the top of this article. It shows Aaron Johnson‘s Kick-Ass with a new character called Colonel Stars And Stripes played by Jim Carrey. According to the plot synopsis for the sequel, the pair team up to battle Red Mist, the character who betrayed Kick-Ass in the first film.
Christopher Mintz-Plasse is back as Red Mist and Chloe Moretz has reprised her role as Hit-Girl. Scrubs star Donald Faison and Super Mario Bros actor John Leguizamo also have supporting roles in the sequel.