Matthew Vaughn gives Kick-Ass 2 update
As his latest film, X-Men: First Class arrives in UK cinemas, director Matthew Vaughn has revealed to us the state of play of Kick-Ass 2…
Next Wednesday marks the rejuvenation of the X-Men cinematic franchise in the UK, courtesy of the release the Matthew Vaughn-directed X-Men: First Class. It’s a terrific reboot for the franchise, and one that’s going to leave Vaughn with an intriguing selection of projects to tackle next.
So will Kick-Ass 2 be next on the agenda? We caught up with the man himself on the promotional circuit for X-Men: First Class, and we’ve got a full interview coming shortly.
However, we asked him whether he and co-screenwriter Jane Goldman were looking to collaborate now on a Kick-Ass sequel. And here’s what he had to say:
“Maybe. Everyone says we’re doing it. But I don’t know yet. The weird thing with Kick-Ass 2 is that I’d love to do it, and I’d enjoy it so much. But I’m a big believer that if you’re going to do a sequel, it’s got to be as good as the first one, if not better, and I just don’t know how I can.
The business brain is saying that we should shoot it, get it out there, and we’ll make a lot of money. I really do love that movie, it was a very special moment to me, making that film. I’m not saying that it’s as good as Pulp Fiction, but it would be weird if they did Pulp Fiction 2. And everything that made Kick-Ass original and fun, I think if you did it again, it could be crass.
So I’m not saying it won’t happen, but it’d have to have something about it which made me feel comfortable that the audience would enjoy it as much.”
Which sounds to us like Kick-Ass 2 isn’t going to happen anytime soon. Should anything change, and it could change quickly, we’ll be sure to let you know. And keep watching the site for the full interview with Matthew Vaughn shortly.
X-Men: First Class is out in the UK now.