Filmmaker Matthew Vaughn is sticking with what he knows. The director recently revealed that he already has big plans to return to franchises he’s already dabbled in – with both a Kick-Ass reboot, and even more Kingsman sequels.
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Is one of the stars of Arrow auditioning for the Nightwing movie? Is Natalie Portman still interested in reprising the role of Jane Foster in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Want to see a new trailer for Ninja Batman? Want to watch yesterday’s live Black Panther Q&A hosted by IMAX? When will the second season of The Punisher start production? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Netflix bought comic writer Mark Millar‘s Millarworld company last summer, but two Millar properties were not included in that deal: Kingsman (which saw a movie sequel released last year) and Kick-Ass. The latter is getting a new monthly comic series in 2018 with a brand new protagonist: the mantle of Kick-Ass will pass from Dave Lizewski to Patience Lee, a black woman who served in the military and is the mother of young children.
Now Millar says that if he could pick an actor to take over the Kick-Ass mantle from Aaron Taylor-Johnson, he’d choose Thor: Ragnarok star Tessa Thompson to play Patience Lee in a new movie. Read the writer’s Tessa Thompson Kick-Ass comment below.
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Will Martian Manhunter be part of Crisis on Earth X? How much is Justice League going to make this weekend, and where will Thor: Ragnarok land on the box office charts? Who is the new Kick-Ass? Do we finally have an idea when the Avengers: Infinity War trailer will arrive? What happened to Willem Dafoe‘s scenes as Vulko in Justice League? All that more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Netflix joins the race for superhero world domination, making its first-ever publishing acquisition with Millarworld, the comics publisher behind Kingsman, Kick-Ass, and other projects spearheaded by writer Mark Millar.
The streaming company announced that it bought Millarworld on Monday. Though the terms of the transaction weren’t clear, Netflix said it will develop films, TV shows and kids’ series based on Millarworld series. Millarworld, in turn, will publish new stories under the Netflix label.
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(Welcome to /Response, the companion piece to our /Answers series and a space where /Film readers can chime in and offer their two cents on a particular question.)
Earlier this week, the /Film team wrote about our favorite female badasses in the movies. We then opened the floor to our readers: who is your favorite kick-ass lady to appear in a film? And you let us know!
We have collected our favorite answers (edited for length and clarity) below. Next week’s question, in honor of It Comes At Night: what is your favorite cinematic end of the world? Send your (at least one paragraph, please) answer to firstname.lastname@example.org!
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Which comic book characters get a Conan O’Brien makeover with a new set of Comic-Con Funko POP Vinyls? What’s different about the new version of Kick-Ass that Mark Millar is putting together? Are you in New Orleans and want to play a prostitute, drug dealer or bum in Wolverine 3? What does Jeffrey Dean Morgan think about the potential of playing a Flashpoint Batman? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Thirty-five million dollars. That’s all that separates the worldwide grosses of the first Kick-Ass, and its sequel, Kick-Ass 2. That doesn’t sound like a lot, but when neither gross is over $100 million, and each cost about $30 million to make, it’s a big percentage. Because of that, plans to continue the franchise either with a Kick-Ass 3 or Hit Girl spin-off have pretty much stalled. Fans still talk about the ideas, though, and so do the filmmakers.
Case in point: Kick-Ass director and sequel producer Matthew Vaughn. In a new interview, he suggests he’d like to do a Kick-Ass prequel, centering on Hit Girl and Big Daddy, as a palate cleanser leading to Kick-Ass 3. Sounds awesome right? Well series co-creator Mark Millar is less optimistic about those movies actually happening. Check out the Vaughn and Miller Kick-Ass prequel and sequel quotes below. Read More »
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At the comic shop, Kick-Ass is over. The final issue of the series, Kick-Ass 3 #8, recently hit shelves, ending a six-year run for writer Mark Millar and artist John Romita Jr. That run didn’t only begin with the comics though. Filmmaker Matthew Vaughn developed the first Kick-Ass movie in tandem with Millar and Romita Jr. and hit theaters in 2010. It wasn’t a massive theatrical hit, but enjoyed success overall and spawned a film sequel in 2012. Kick-Ass 2, directed by Jeff Wadlow, was much less successful. Still, with only one film to go to complete the trilogy, many have wondered if the Kick-Ass 3 comics will also get adapted into a movie. According to Millar, it’s possible, but nothing is in the works. Read his Kick Ass 3 movie quotes below. Read More »
Is there a Kick-Ass video game on the way? How is Peter Dinklage playing Trask in X-Men: Days of Future Past? Want to see some new Thor: The Dark World images? Which new characters were revealed in Batman: Arkham Origins? What does Joe Quesada have to say about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Big Hero 6? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »