February 7, 2013
Mark Millar Promises KICK-ASS 3 Will Be The Last Film
Mark Millar is looking to the future and has a bunch of his creator owned comics being turned into films. He already has Nemesis, Secret Service and Superior in development with major players involved. Millar was also recently hired by 20th Century Fox to consult their Marvel franchises. Kick-Ass 2 was picked up by Universal (Lionsgate released the original) who is also looking to make Wanted 2 with Millar. Mark revealed to SFX Magazine (via MTV) that he'll be wrapping things up in Kick-Ass 3 meaning there won't be anyone more films after the third one. It took material from both Kick-Ass 2 and Hit-Girl to end up with the sequel's script, so it just might be too time consuming to make more than three films. I'm not sure if this means that a Hit Girl film is off the table as well.
"'Kick-Ass 3' is going to be the last one," he said. "I told Universal this and they asked me, ‘What does that mean?’ I said, ‘It means that this is where it all ends.’ They said, ‘Do they all die at the end?’ I said, ‘Maybe’ – because this is a realistic superhero story. And if someone doesn’t have a bullet proof vest like Superman and doesn’t have Batman’s millions then eventually he is going turn around the wrong corner and get his head kicked in or get shot in the face."