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I’ll say this for Mark Millar: the Kick-Ass creator/writer is ever-optimistic. He’s been talking about a sequel to Matthew Vaughn‘s 2010 film for months now, despite many indicators pointing to the fact that the liklihood of the film ever materializing grows smaller every day.
Now Millar admits that Kick-Ass co-writers Vaughn and Jane Goldman are unlikely to return to the material for the sequel, assuming it ever happens. If we do see Kick-Ass 2, it will almost certainly be under the command of a new director. Read More »
For an awards show that purports to honor outstanding achievements in film, the Academy Awards seem oddly drawn to the familiar. The movies with the most nominations at this year’s Oscar race, for example, are The King’s Speech and True Grit — two films with a great deal of critical acclaim backing them, but ones that are decidely lacking in any grand ambition beyond presenting a traditional, accessible story. The Oscars, it would appear, favor the classically good to the unconventionally good, leaving the latter out to be forgotten in a sea of mediocrity and predictability. This isn’t a shocking revelation; the Academy Awards have always favored films that adhere to a certain standard of genre filmmaking. A heart-rending, war-based drama about one man’s uplifting struggle against adversity will always win out over the truly innovative, progressive, subversive films of our times. Read More »
Our friends the Fine Brothers have filed the latest episode of their popular “Spoiler” series — 50 Movie Spoilers of 2010 in 3 Minutes, in one take. You might remember that we’ve featured their videos 50 Christmas Movie Spoilers in 3 Minutes, 100 Movie Spoilers in 4 minutes, Spoiling Every Best Picture Winner in Oscar History, 50 spoilers of 2009 in 4 minutes, 100 Horror Movie Spoilers in 5 Minutes, 50 Disney Spoilers in 3 Minutes and 50 Comedy Spoilers in 3 Minutes. Hit the jump to watch their latest. And if it isn’t completely obvious already, please be warned that the following video contains spoilers.
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Those who are really hoping to see a sequel to Matthew Vaughn‘s Kick-Ass have latched onto reports about the progress of the comic by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr., and have eagerly ingested rumors about possible progress on a film screenplay by Matthew Vaughn and his Kick-Ass co-writer Jane Goldman. But there’s really no screenplay in progress, says Goldman, and it looks like whatever Vaughn makes next won’t be Kick-Ass 2. Read More »