Comic book writer Mark Millar tells it how it is. No red tape, no Hollywood secretive BS, no wait until EW gets the exclusive just because they’re EW. In a recent interview with MovieWeb, Millar reveals several plot details for his upcoming “Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Walls” comic/film. For people who don’t want to be spoiled, I’d suggest you stop reading right now. For those who don’t care, here’s what Millar had to say regarding the progress to the sequel:
I am writing the comic book right now. Matthew Vaughn is directing X-Men: First Class, which he will be doing until about April. I will have finished writing the new comic by Christmas. Then, in April, we will begin working on Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall..
..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.
And while it was pretty obvious based on the ending to “Kick-Ass,” Millar says that the villain for the sequel will be Red Mist:
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.
Mark Millar’s “Kick-Ass 2” comic will hit comic shops sometime in September, with the movie sequel to follow in 2012. Be sure to mark down the date because the sequel is expected to be more violent and vile than anything you’ve read/seen before!