SciFiNow spoke exclusively to comic-book co-creators John Romita Jr and Mark Millar on the set of Kick-Ass 2, the pair made a surprising revelation about the future of the film franchise, saying that if the will is there, it could continue for far more movies than there are actual books.
â€śIt will be interesting to see what happens, because I think they will keep making the movies after the books. We were going to stop at three; we werenâ€™t going to do anymore-
â€śWell, you are going to stop,â€ť Romita interjects.
â€śBut unless I have a humongous tax bill,â€ť continues Millar, â€śthere is absolutely no way that three is not the end because there are so many other things we want to do. I think Universal is quite keen on doing extra ones if they keep making money, but I wonder how that will go, because we wonâ€™t be involved except as producers.â€ť
â€śListen,â€ť finishes Romita, â€śif anybody dies in the fourth or fifth movie and comes back in the seventh or eighth movie we know weâ€™ve jumped the shark! Thatâ€™s it, itâ€™s over, weâ€™ve sold out, but until that point, we wonâ€™t have sold out. I hope they do five or six films. I think it would be great.â€ť
Although Kick-Ass 2‘s opening weekend wasn’t a runaway success, there’s a strong chance that much like the first film it could grow internationally and through DVD and Blu-ray via word-of-mouth.
Kick-Ass 2Â is in cinemas on 14 August 2013 Â â€“ readÂ our review here. You canÂ buyÂ Kick-AssÂ on Blu-ray for ÂŁ5.09 at Amazon.co.uk.