The ultraviolent superhero movie Kick-Ass left a lasting impression on viewers, who responded to the film's over the top brutality and subversions of popular comic book tropes, not to mention the film's breakout star, Hit Girl, a pre-teen murder machine played by Chloe Moretz. But despite the fervent fan base, and seemingly omnipresent marketing campaign, a sequel seemed unlikely thanks to less than stellar – but mildly profitable – box office returns. Fortunately for all of the film's fans, a sequel to the 2010 action comedy is at last on the way, and according to the comic book series' creator Mark Millar, it won't be pulling any punches.
In an interview with Digital Spy, Millar stated that the movie sequel would contain all of the most controversial scenes from the second series of the comic book. "Every horrible scene in the book will be in the film. The c**t line in the first one, everybody said 'there's no way you're getting that in the movie', but it happened and it's the same thing with this. Everybody is saying 'you can't have a gang rape scene with supervillains' and 'you can't have the dog's head cut off', but every single one of those scenes will go in it."
Millar also defended the sequel's choice of director, Never Back Down's Jeff Wadlow, saying that Wadlow was original director Matthew Vaughn's personal choice for the project, which Vaughn will not be available to film due to the shooting schedule of X-Men: First Class 2. "Jeff Wadlow had been talking to Matthew about doing this move Bloodshot a couple of years back and Matthew was really impressed with his script. He'd done a couple of movies on a small budget, and Matthew was like 'trust me, this is the guy'."
As for information about the actual adaptation, Millar says that the film will also include the events of the Hit Girl mini-series. "Hit-Girl will be the first 30 minutes of the movie and then the next 70 minutes is Kick-Ass 2. SoHit-Girl is structured as the first act."
For more of Millar's thoughts on the sequel, including the transformation of Christopher Mintz-Plasse into a genuine supervillain and his opinion on the jet pack from the first Kick-Ass movie, head on over to Digital Spy.
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