Director Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman franchise) has confirmed that a reboot of his popular unconventional R-rated comic book film Kick-Ass is officially in development.
During a promo interview for the upcoming The King’s Man, Vaughn was asked about the status of the Kick-Ass franchise to which he replied:
“We’ve got a big reboot of Kick-Ass in two years. Big reboot. It’s so fucking nuts that I can’t talk about it. But we’ve got that ready to go. All the rights revert back in two years and then we’re going to reboot it where people will be like, he is insane.”
Asked why he was making a reboot instead of a Kick-Ass 3, Vaughn said:
“Because I think the clue is in the title. I think Kick-Ass became a new type of genre. Everyone was like, ‘Oh, you can’t make R-rated superheroes. No one will want to see an R-rated superhero. You can’t do this. You can’t do that.’ So, I had this idea, and it was so nuts that I went, ‘Yeah, great. It’ll cause just as much controversy, and everyone will talk about it and as many people that love it will hate it.’ But I’m not saying it hasn’t got the characters in it and won’t have, you know. I’m just saying it’s not what anyone could be imagining what it is. And I’m going to need one very, very brave actor or actress to play the new Kick-Ass because it will scare the shit out of them.”
No words yet on if any of the original cast members such as Aaron Taylor-Johnson or Chloë Grace Moretz will return. Moretz actually expressed her interest in reprising her role as Hit-Girl recently on The Tonight Show (at the 5:08 mark):
“I mean I think I would love to do a ‘Kick-Ass 3’. I think it’d be really fun to see where Hit-Girl goes, and what she’s like as an adult. But I think it would have to be kind of perfect. I feel like it would need to be, across the board, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chris Mintz-Plasse and the whole crew back together,” said Moretz.
Moretz concluded by confirming that she would “for sure” consider returning for Kick-Ass 3, reiterating that “I think it would be a lot of fun.”
Hopefully Vaughn will pull a James Gunn ala The Suicide Squad and make a semi-reboot combining original characters with new ones.