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Mark Millar confirms Kick Ass 2 will shoot this summer plus more projects on the way

Feb. 20, 2012by: Paul Shirey

Writer Mark Millar confirmed to the Daily Record that a slew of comic-to-film projects from his Millarworld/ICON imprint will be going before the lens in the coming year. “We shoot KICK ASS 2 and AMERICAN JESUS this summer. Then Matthew (Vaughn) and I have Secret Service, which is a neddy James Bond,” Mark said. (note: "neddy" is like nerdy for those who aren't familiar with Scottish slang). “We came up with this idea of a wee ned who becomes a gentleman spy, ditching his trainers for his Savile Row suits and being taught how to speak properly."

Millar, the creator of both KICK ASS and WANTED has been on a roll both in his comic and film careers. Millar discussed his rise to fame at Marvel, saying:

“A decade ago, Marvel were going bankrupt and asked me to reboot characters people weren’t interested in anymore, like Captain America, Thor and Iron Man. You couldn’t give the stuff away. The company was in the toilet. Because they had nothing to lose, I was given a free hand. Avengers caught on big and that led to the Marvel movies like Iron Man, building up to the Avengers movie based on what I did for them 10 years ago. That book changed my life and gave me the chance to go off and do Millarworld.”

Currently, Millar has a number of projects being developed simultaneously along with the monthly comics hitting the shelves. It's a bold move, considering that the majority of comics-to-film adaptations that are being greenlit are based on characters that have been around for decades. For Millar, some of his series' and characters haven't even hit the comic rack yet.

Elaborating more on SECRET SERVICE, Millar says:

“I am a massive Bond fan and Secret Service is like My Fair Lady meets James Bond. I am halfway through the comic and Matthew (Vaughn) and I are halfway through the script. There is a good role for a 50-something actor to play an older gentleman spy training this young kid. There are not a lot of tough actors in that age group but you would never believe Colin Firth or Hugh Grant in a fight scene. We are bouncing names around.”

There's no denying that Millar has become a powerhouse in the last few years. His comic-to-film adaptations have been successful and the desire for his writing and creative talent on a number of Hollywood properties is in high demand. However, Millar has lined up a massive amount of projects, which feels almost like too much, too soon, too fast.  Along with everything already mentioned, Millar also has the projects SUPERIOR, NEMESIS, JUPITER'S CHILDREN, a sequel to WANTED, and SUPERCROOKS all being lined up as both comics and films.

Seriously, when does this guy sleep?

Extra Tidbit: The project I'd most like to see adapted from Millar's works? Old Man Logan
Source: Daily Record

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12:53PM on 02/20/2012

Oh now, not KICK-ASS 2

...and just when it seemed both Chloe Grace Moretz and Aaron Johnston redeemed themselves by appearing in two Oscar-nominated flicks.

Oh well, at least Nicholas Cage wisely walked away from this mess.
...and just when it seemed both Chloe Grace Moretz and Aaron Johnston redeemed themselves by appearing in two Oscar-nominated flicks.

Oh well, at least Nicholas Cage wisely walked away from this mess.
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9:25PM on 02/20/2012
this guy is clearly a troll
this guy is clearly a troll
1:56PM on 02/20/2012
Looks like Movie Man2 is on an asshole streak the past few days.
Looks like Movie Man2 is on an asshole streak the past few days.
12:58PM on 02/20/2012
Cage didn't walk away, his character died. You know, just like the comic.
Cage didn't walk away, his character died. You know, just like the comic.
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12:55PM on 02/20/2012
Awesome news, I loved Kick Ass.
Awesome news, I loved Kick Ass.
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1:07PM on 02/20/2012

Tough 50 year old actor?

Look no further then mr Liam Neeson. I agree its almost too much, too fast but on the flip side he's being quite clever. In the film industry things happpen slowly or not at all, by starting over a dozen projects he's increasing the chance that at least several will actually happen plus dont forget he gets a paid pretty penny for the rights, film or no.
Look no further then mr Liam Neeson. I agree its almost too much, too fast but on the flip side he's being quite clever. In the film industry things happpen slowly or not at all, by starting over a dozen projects he's increasing the chance that at least several will actually happen plus dont forget he gets a paid pretty penny for the rights, film or no.
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1:13PM on 02/20/2012

KICK ASS 2

BRILLIANT NEWS!!!!
BRILLIANT NEWS!!!!
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1:39PM on 02/20/2012
So Mark Millar single handedly saved Marvel from bankruptcy? Yeah, sure! Millar is pretty much hit and miss for me, for every well told and interesting story like "Ultimates" theres a bloated stupid mess of violence and sex like "Nemesis" which just seemed to be written by 15 year old while jerking off!
So Mark Millar single handedly saved Marvel from bankruptcy? Yeah, sure! Millar is pretty much hit and miss for me, for every well told and interesting story like "Ultimates" theres a bloated stupid mess of violence and sex like "Nemesis" which just seemed to be written by 15 year old while jerking off!
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2:01PM on 02/20/2012
I'm confused...which film is Matthew Vaughn directing? Both? Just Kickass? I'd assume Xmen would film after all this.
I'm confused...which film is Matthew Vaughn directing? Both? Just Kickass? I'd assume Xmen would film after all this.
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3:39PM on 02/20/2012
Millar sounds really arrogant, but I suppose he's earned a big head. As for all his projects: Meh I wasn't a fan of Kick-Ass, but it made a little bit of money and I know there's a fan base for Millar's work, so more power to the guy.
Millar sounds really arrogant, but I suppose he's earned a big head. As for all his projects: Meh I wasn't a fan of Kick-Ass, but it made a little bit of money and I know there's a fan base for Millar's work, so more power to the guy.
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4:24PM on 02/20/2012
Looking forward to this. The comic has been enjoyable and I anticipate this will be a hell of a movie considering all the crazy stuff that happens in the comic.
Looking forward to this. The comic has been enjoyable and I anticipate this will be a hell of a movie considering all the crazy stuff that happens in the comic.
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6:27PM on 02/20/2012

"Ned" doesn't mean "Nerd"

NED in Scotland means "Non Educated Delinquent" Basically it's young criminal or a young person on the road to becoming one. I figured I'd clear that up for you.
NED in Scotland means "Non Educated Delinquent" Basically it's young criminal or a young person on the road to becoming one. I figured I'd clear that up for you.
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9:24PM on 02/20/2012

I lost my shit when i read this

i have a probably weird obsession with the kick-ass movie, it's just so awesome!can't freaking wait. the comic sequel is pretty damn messed up, so i wonder how they are going to do things
i have a probably weird obsession with the kick-ass movie, it's just so awesome!can't freaking wait. the comic sequel is pretty damn messed up, so i wonder how they are going to do things
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9:26PM on 02/20/2012
Kick-Ass was a fun ride but is Vaughn returning to direct it also? The article is not clear on that?
Kick-Ass was a fun ride but is Vaughn returning to direct it also? The article is not clear on that?
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10:04PM on 02/20/2012
If it happens, cool. But Millar has a habit of talking out of his ass and has been claiming this sequel for quite some time.
If it happens, cool. But Millar has a habit of talking out of his ass and has been claiming this sequel for quite some time.
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12:38AM on 02/21/2012

Excited to know that....

We get to see Justice Forever and the Toxic Megacunts. This sequel has more superheroes, more supervillains, and more gratuitous violence. What more could you ask? Bring it on!
We get to see Justice Forever and the Toxic Megacunts. This sequel has more superheroes, more supervillains, and more gratuitous violence. What more could you ask? Bring it on!
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