Over the weekend Christopher Mintz-Plasse told Den of Geek that he doesn’t think a Kick-Ass 3 movie is going to happen.
On Saturday, we had the chance to sit down with Christopher Mintz-Plasse to discuss his newest movie, Neighbors. Besides being exciting simply because we found Neighbors to be a hilarious raunchy comedy, it also meant the chance to discuss talented actor’s upcoming projects, including this summer’s How to Train Your Dragon 2. While we’ll have the full interview for you later in the week, one subject of course also had to come up for any geek worth their green-tinted batons: Kick-Ass.
As fans know, Christopher Mintz-Plasse plays the (possibly?) tragic character of Chris D’Amico in the Kick-Ass films, the Harry Osborn to Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Peter Parker. And despite going from friend to enemy in last summer’s Kick-Ass 2, Mintz-Plasse’s D’Amico, now aptly called the Motherf**ker, survived the sarcastic carnage, thereby possibly setting up a third Kick-Ass film. Indeed, with Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. currently finishing up the Kick-Ass 3 comic book series, we had to float the idea to Mintz-Plasse. Sadly, his response will not be what fans want to hear.
“I haven’t heard anything,” Mintz-Plasse said. “You know, the second one didn’t make that much money, so it’s hard to make a third one when there’s not a big audience for it. I mean, I would love to put an end to the series, but as of right now, I don’t think anything’s going to happen.” Mintz-Plasse expressed disappointment at the prospect.
Mintz-Plasse starred in the first Kick-Ass in 2010 after shooting the film at the age of 20. The movie was a breakout for leads Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who played Kick-Ass, and Chloe Grace Moretz in the role of Hit-Girl. It was directed by Matthew Vaughn, and on an independently financed budget of $28 million, the movie grossed $96 million worldwide. Its sequel, Kick-Ass 2, was released in August 2013 and was directed by Jeff Wadlow. That picture grossed $60 million worldwide.
Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.’s eighth and final issue of Kick-Ass 3, which is to conclude the comic characters’ storylines, is set to be published by Marvel’s imprint, Icon, on May 14, 2014.