Mark Millar is known for his exaggerated claims about projects and what-not, so take this information with a grain of salt. Over at MovieWeb the comic-book scribe was overenthusiastic when it came to discussing Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall. The plot revolves around Red Mist hiring a Russian assassin to eliminate Hit Girl while he focuses on getting rid of Kick-Ass. And just how will he do this – why with a group of super villains who try to take out Kick-Ass Warriors style.
When Millar talks about Vaughn returning to helm the sequel to Kick-Ass after he’s done with X-Men: First Class, skepticism should be had, especially when he says pre-production will start in April 2011. Well, First Class is scheduled to hit theaters on June 3, 2011. So no doubt Vaughn will be rushing to make that deadline. Plus with Kick-Ass hitting DVD and Blu-ray today, Lionsgate will want to see how well it performs since it didn’t exactly light the box office on fire ($48 million domestically, with another $48 million overseas). Its budget was only $30 million, but P&A costs were exponentially greater.
And if X-Men: First Class turns into a franchise, 20th Century Fox may want to lock Vaughn to continue the series, and maybe offer him a development pact so his production company can develop projects for the studio.
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