A Hit-Girl movie could be arriving in theaters before we ever see Kick-Ass 3. Unfortunately due to her obvious age, it won’t be Chloë Grace Moretz in the starring role if it happens.
Moretz has even said she’s basically done with the character, and any role where she’s just “the little girl.”
The box office wasn’t so good for Kick-Ass 2, but that isn’t stopping Matthew Vaughn from hoping to get the audience back with not only a sequel, but a prequel. The producer and director is hoping to repeat the success that X-Men: First Class created after two disappointing films in the mutant saga.
What made the original Kick-Ass such a success was its technical shock value surrounding the story of a teenage outcast who wanted to actually be a superhero instead of just reading about fictional ones. It was full of dark humor and gritty violence, as well as a foul-mouthed Mindy McCready (Chloë Grace Moretz), who turned out to be the surprise star of the film when she took out a mob with the help of the still-clueless Dave Lizewski.
The Hit-Girl movie will need to bring something different, because we’d already seen how far Kick-Ass 2 was willing to go, and the charm had allegedly worn off.
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Matthew Vaughn claims he can still make a successful sequel, though.
“We’ve finished plotting it. What we have to do is, we’ve got to do the ‘First Class‘ to the ‘Kick-Ass‘ world. We lost a few fans on ‘Kick-Ass 2.’ It wasn’t as loved as one would’ve hoped. So we have this idea for a ‘Hit Girl‘ prequel. It’s a really strong, really simple prequel where I think we can regain the love and the passion. If that happens, I’m pretty sure I can persuade Aaron [Taylor-Johnson] and Chloë [Grace Moretz] to come back and finish the story of ‘Kick-Ass‘ with ‘Kick-Ass 3.'”
Vaughn is hoping that with the strength of the Hit-Girl movie as a prequel, he can finish the trilogy like he wants to, with the original stars. He won’t direct the prequel though, according to Movie Web.
The prequel is expected to have a different setting to explain the origins of Hit-Girl and possibly Big Daddy, says Vaughn.
“Mark [Millar] and I have already plotted ‘Hit Girl.’ We have to get the script done next. It’s so far out there, you have no idea. I wouldn’t direct. We spoke about it to Gareth Evans a couple of years ago. I’d get someone like that, a really bold, clever director. Most of it is set in the far east.”
Do you think a Hit-Girl movie set in the far east will bring the franchise back, or should Mathhew Vaughn just give up and let it go?
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