WARNING: There are some minor spoilers ahead for the comic and movie versions of ‘Kick-Ass 2’. Nothing to do with the plot, but some might consider this information to be spoilers.
Whenever a story crosses over into another medium, there are bound to be changes. This is a concept that some hardcore fans still have a problem grasping, but that’s how the game is played. And ‘Kick-Ass 2’ certainly adheres to the rules of that game.
Anyone who has seen the first film knows how over the top and messed up things can get in Kick-Ass’s world. But there are a few things that happen in the comic book that are just too messed up to make the jump to the big screen. In an interview with Digital Spy, actor Christopher Mintz-Plasse and writer/director Jeff Wadlow go into why these particular scenes absolutely had to stay out of their film. Creator Mark Millar also discusses the possibility of a sequel and his desire for Mintz-Plasse to be known as something other than McLovin. You can hear about all this and more in the video below:
As they mentioned in the interview, Wadlow comes up with some creative ways to allude to these events taking place in the comic without actually putting them in the movie. In fact, they’re some of the funniest moments in the film, so hopefully those nit-picky fanboys and fangirls will be satisfied with the changes.
How do you feel about stories changing from the page to the screen? Have you come to accept it as an inevitability or are you still peeved when an adaptation isn’t as faithful as it could be? Voice your opinion in the comments.
‘Kick-Ass 2’ starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Clark Duke, Donald Faison, John Leguizamo, and Jim Carrey hits theaters on August 16, 2013.