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Is 'Kick-Ass 2' really on the way?
It may not have been the breakout hit Lionsgate was hoping for domestically, but the first "Kick-Ass" actually did O.K. globally with almost $100 million off a $28 million production budget. Director Matthew Vaughn ("X-Men: First Class") has always expressed an interest in making a sequel, but his co-writer Jane Goldman has been less bullish on its prospects. Speaking to LA Times' Hero Complex this week, "Kick-Ass" comic co-creator Mark Millar admits there are some issues, but it's absolutely possible.
Vaughn says, "Getting Matthew [Vaughn] to direct or Jane to write a movie at this budget would be very difficult because they’re superstars now and they have projects of their own. I’d imagine, if this happens any time soon, that Matthew will produce and possibly co-write, like George Lucas did with 'The Empire Strikes Back,'and hire a new director. But there’s a window because the actors are all supposed to be in high school and if this came out after 2013, for example, that window would have closed. I obviously know more than I can say, but I think people will be pretty happy with the conversations we’ve been having."