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Matthew Vaughn’s superhero satire Kick-Ass came and went in 2010, but maintained a cult audience. People have been buzzing about a sequel for quite some time, but details on this continuation have been scarce. However, all of that seems to have changed within a matter of hours.
Comic Book Movie recently revealed the confirmation of John Romita Jr., a comic book artist who worked on the comic series with Mark Millar, that Kick-Ass 2 will shoot this summer and hit theaters next May. This confirms what Millar said back in February that no one took too seriously.
Not too long after that, Deadline Hollywood reported that Jeff Wadlow, who wrote a treatment for the sequel, is negotiating with Universal to direct. With that reveal, we also learned that principle cast members Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Chloë Moretz are negotiating to reprise their roles.
However, this seemingly established 2013 release calls into question whether or not Moretz will reprise her breakthrough role as Hit Girl. The actress, who recently starred in Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning ode to cinema, Hugo, has quite a few films on her plate, including Carrie, the remake of the horror classic, which shoots next month, as well as The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, which she hopes to fit into her schedule before the year is over.
Since the film is apparently shooting in the very near future, expect key casting announcements for Kick-Ass 2 to be made in the following weeks.