A few weeks ago, the announcement came down the pike that Universal Pictures was reading to go ahead with ‘Kick-Ass 2’. At that time, we learned that Jeff Wadlow (‘Cry_Wolf’) was going to be taking over the directorial reigns from Matthew Vaughn (who directed the first ‘Kick-Ass’). Wadlow also wrote the script for the sequel.
At the time of that first announcement, word was that the original ‘Kick-Ass’ cast of Aaron Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse were “in talks” to reprise their respective roles in ‘Kick-Ass 2’.
Now, it seems as if all of the talks are nearing completion as Deadline reported yesterday that negotiations with all three actors are almost complete and it looks like they’ll all be returning for ‘Kick-Ass 2’. Whether Nicholas Cage will return as Big Daddy remains to be seen. Rumor is that he’ll have a cameo, but he may or may not have even been offered the role, according to his reps.
Despite the lack of confirmation from Cage’s camp, ‘Kick-Ass’ comic creator Mark Millar is already stirring the pot about what Cage’s character might be doing in the sequel. Over on his MillarWorld forums, the creator had this to say:
But how great would one of the Hit-Girl mini-series flashbacks be in this movie? New training sequences with Big Daddy and his daughter back when she was little? I can neither confirm nor deny, but the Nic Cage rumour is certainly interesting.
At this time, there’s no word on any new actors or characters but, if ‘Kick-Ass 2’ follows the storyline of the second comic series, there is a lot of casting to do… and a lot of chaos to prepare for!
Are you ready for more ‘Kick-Ass’ action? Are you glad that the original stars are returning or, like me, do you have some trepidation about the age of Moretz at this point since Hit-Girl is supposed to be so young? Comment below and let us know!