Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall is the sequel to the rather unpopular, yet financially successful movie Kick-Ass. I wasn’t a big fan of the first movie, but I guess enough of the higher powers were, to justify a Kick-Ass sequel.
Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall
Although the story is still in development for Balls To The Wall, writer Mark Miller did spill some beans about this new Kick-Ass movie coming in 2012.
Miller has stated the new movie will follow the comic book closely, which he is writing right now and will work with X-Men director Matthew Vaughn in April to start shooting.
Mark Miller also gave plot details, here is his quote :
The film and the comic book are very closely tied together. There are only a few minor changes towards the end. It does led directly into a sequel, and I am writing the sequel as I always planned it to be. The actors may be a little bit older, or bigger. They can address that in the movie. But I am not changing anything for the comic book. We left things off with her being adopted by this extremely nice man.
He is a cop. And she has to stop killing people, you know? That seems like an interesting starting point in the next one in regards to her character. She is going to be like Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven, where she hasn’t picked up a gun in years. It’s that type of thing. I like the idea of doing that with an eleven year old girl. She was part of this massive cacophony of violence. But she’s not allowed to kill people anymore. She is consumed with anger, and forced to watch TV shows instead. Halfway through the movie, or the comic, we will follow her as she picks up a gun again. It is going to be awesome.
Miller also talks about Red Mist, and what the hell happened to him after his family was wiped out :
This is a guy who has had his entire family killed by Hit Girl. He heads off and develops his martial arts skills. He learns how to become a better villain. That type of thing. He is going to come back and wreck unholy vengeance on our team. But in reality, he just comes back and gets stoned, and he spends a lot of money. He can’t do anything, so he hires this bad ass girl from Russia, she comes into the story, and her plan is to kill Hit Girl. Red Mist becomes like Charles Manson. He goes on-line and influences a bunch of young villains to go against Kick-Ass and Hit Girl. The whole thing ends up as a big gang fight like you’d see in The Warriors. There is going to be a big gang fight in the middle of Times Square between all of these costumed heroes. And at the head will be the Red Mist and Hit Girl.
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Who’s It For?
Kick-Ass 2 is for fans of the first movie, and of the Kick-Ass comic book.
Movie Release Date
Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall hits theaters in summer 2012
Who’s In It?
Chloe Moretz … Mindy Macready/Hit-Girl
Lyndsy Fonseca … Katie Deauxma
Aaron Johnson … Dave Lizewski/Kick-Ass
Christopher Mintz-Plasse … Chris D’Amico/Red Mist
Clark Duke … Marty
Evan Peters … Todd
What’s Good About It?
Kick-Ass had a good following, the characters were interesting, especially Hit Girl.
What’s Bad About It?
The prequel wasn’t my cup of tea, so I have little interest in the new Kick-Ass movie. Now that Hit Girl is grown up, the shock factor of her cursing is lost. I know the story has a large cult following, I’m not bashing Kick-Ass, but I had a hard time getting into this movie in any way. Will the new Kick-Ass movie be able to target a new audience?
Our Clever Prediction
Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall should be a financial success, if nothing else.