Mark Millar, the writer of the Kick-Ass 2 comic book series, took some time recently to do a question and answer session for Universal Pictures.
Kick-Ass 2 stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Morris Chestnut, John Leguizamo, Donald Faison and Jim Carrey. Jeff Wadlow wrote the screenplay and directs the film. Wadlow took over for Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn, who shifts over to producing the film. Vaughn joins Tarquin Pack, Adam Bohling, David Reid, and Brad Pitt in sharing producing duties.
Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist all return for the sequel to the 2010 film, Kick-Ass. After Kick-Ass’ (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) bravery featured in the first film, the vigilante hero has managed to inspire a new wave of masked vigilantes, led by Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey).
The film is based on the Icon Comics series, Kick-Ass 2 and Hit-Girl, by Millar and John Romita, Jr. Universal is set to release the film in August 16th of this year.
The original film, based on the first Kick-Ass limited series, opened during the weekend of April 16, 2010, to the tune of $19,828,687 in 3,065 theaters. It finished it’s box office run with a domestic gross of $48,071,303, accounting for roughly 50% of the worldwide box office. In foreign markets, the film earned $48,117,600 combining for a worldwide box office total of $96,188,903.