With shooting on Kick-Ass 2 well underway, Universal has released an official synopsis for the Jeff Wadlow-directed adaptation of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.‘s comics. Those who’ve been following our updates on the project won’t be surprised to see that it seems to follow the “bigger is better” rule of sequels — not that we’re complaining when the new cast members include John Leguizamo and Jim Carrey. Hit the jump to get the details.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
Want to watch Guillermo Del Toro speak for ten minutes including tidbits on Hulk and Hellboy 3? How does the trailer for Iron Man and Hulk: Heroes United look? When does Mark Millar plan on linking Fox’s Marvel heroes? What’s Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige saying these days? What does the evil car in Kick-Ass 2 look like? Have we seen all the suits from Iron Man 3? How can you take a tour of the floor at New York Comic-Con? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 by Angie Han
Marvel Studios’ plans for a unified Marvel Cinematic Universe may have seemed wildly ambitious when they were first announced a few years ago, but after the dazzling success of this summer’s The Avengers there’s no question that all the risk and hard work has paid off. The endeavor proved such a hit, in fact, that it sent other studios scrambling to up their game as well.
A few weeks ago, 20th Century Fox (which holds rights to the X-Men and the Fantastic Four) took a first step toward improving their comic book offerings by hiring Mark Millar to serve as the “creative consultant” for all Marvel-based films. Now the famously fan-friendly comic book writer has spoken up about what exactly that’ll entail. Read his comments after the jump.
Posted on Thursday, September 27th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
Once Marvel Studios started their ambitious Marvel Cinematic Universe, linking all their films in one world that culminated with The Avengers, executives and fans alike expressed disappointment so many major Marvel properties weren’t being treated with the same respect. 20th Century Fox has now taken a step to fix that mistake. Much as Joss Whedon is doing at Marvel, Fox has hired Mark Millar – the popular Marvel writer of stories like The Ultimates, Civil War, Old Man Logan and creator of Kick-Ass, Wanted and Nemesis – as the “creative consultant” on their upcoming films such as The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Fantastic Four. Read more after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
What job did Bane get after The Dark Knight Rises and why is Chris Kattan playing him? Want to know the specs and release date for The Amazing Spider-Man Blu-ray? Is there a new rumor about the Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray? Was Joss Whedon upset with negative reviews of The Avengers? Just how excited is Mark Millar to have Jim Carrey in Kick-Ass 2? Would Clark Gregg come back to Marvel in a non-acting capacity? And why did one movie blog make a hilarious Avengers diorama? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 by Germain Lussier
Fake superheroes, spin-offs and Leonidas are all in this edition of Sequel Bits. After the jump read about the following:
- Mark Millar is teasing some of the fights and costumes in Kick-Ass 2.
- Universal has set a December 19, 2014 release date for a Despicable Me spin-off centered on the Minions.
- See a high-res version of the Red 2 teaser poster.
- Gerard Butler will not be returning for 300: The Battle of Artemisia.
Comic Book Sequels: Aaron Johnson Says ‘Kick-Ass 2′ Shoots This Fall; Timur Bekmambetov Teases “Shocking” Sequel to ‘Wanted’
Posted on Monday, June 18th, 2012 by Russ Fischer
Let’s do a little update on Mark Millar movies. First up, while we were doubtful for months about the chances of Kick-Ass 2 actually shooting and bringing the cast of the original film back together, turns out we were too pessimistic. Looks like the film will in fact go before cameras this year, with Jeff Wadlow directing and most of the original cast returning.
After the break, Kick-Ass star Aaron Johnson provides a little update on the film. Then Timur Bekmambetov has a couple things to say about the sequel to Wanted, another film based on a Mark Millar comic. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, June 7th, 2012 by Angie Han
The timing of yesterday’s Justice League news initially made it seem as though Warner Bros. was finally getting the ball rolling in reaction to Marvel Studios’ super-sized success with The Avengers, but in fact the project’s been brewing for quite a while. Although we only heard about Gangster Squad scribe Will Beall‘s hiring last night, he actually signed on about a year ago and has been working on the picture ever since.
While the script hasn’t been finalized just yet, it’s apparently far enough along that word about it has reached Mark Millar‘s ears. According to the comic book writer, who knows a guy who knows Beall, Warner Bros.’ new take on the superhero team will be “dark and mature,” with a “very real-world” feel. Read his comments after the jump.