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Kick-Ass 2 director talks story direction, start date, and whether Hit Girl will return

05.21.2012

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Seems that what was once rumor is now very much a fact - KICK ASS 2: BALLS TO THE WALL will begin shooting in London this September under the watchful eye of producer (and director of KICK-ASS) Matthew Vaughn.  Jeff Wadlow (NEVER BACK DOWN, CRY_WOLF) has already written the adaptation of Mark Millar's sequel comic and will be taking on directing duties as well - for those KICK-ASS fans amongst you who might be a bit suspicious about his selection, perhaps some of what he had to say the Kapow! Comic Convention will set your mind at ease:

"I think the most important thing that's gonna change from the Kick-Ass 2 comic to Kick-Ass 2 the movie was just really finding an emotional story to tell. Because what I certainly loved about the first film, and what I think elevated it above most comic book adaptations, is the heart and the emotion in the film. It was sort of my challenge as the film maker and storyteller to find something as emotional in the second film and I think we have some stuff that people are gonna really respond to."

Kick-Ass and Hit Girl

I don't really know what "heart" or "emotion" he is talking about in the first movie, but I've also already been plenty public about my dislike for it.  But if Wadlow can find those things for his version of KICK-ASS 2: BALLS TO THE WALL, I might actually enjoy myself. As for Hit Girl/Chloe Grace Moretz (spoiler for the comic below):

"Well, nothing is official yet. But I had breakfast with Chloe two weeks ago and she's read the script and she's very excited about what we're doing with Hit-Girl. If you've read the comic, you know, she gives up being Hit-Girl, which was a brilliant idea I thought on Mark's part. It's something I explore something quite deeply in the movie because what happens in the comic is she sort of steps away from the story in many ways and she's sort of sidelined while Dave is working with Justice Forever and Chris is becoming the Motherf***er. But I was quite interested in what happens to her when she's not being Hit-Girl. Her story is a major, major part of the film and she's excited about the ideas and we're in talks."

Amber Heard on a yellow-green couch

Amber Heard starred in NEVER BACK DOWN, as well as my dreams.

Extra Tidbit: So Schmoes - what do you think of Wadlow's plans for KICK-ASS 2?

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