Looks like Kick-Ass 2 (which wasn’t THAT bad) may be the nail in the coffin for any potential future instalments of the series… which, given that the first one is still a great watch on so many levels, is a real shame.
Talking to CBR, the comic series creator Mark Millar says it looks like it’s game over: “With ‘Kick-Ass,’ it was a no brainer,” he said, “It was made for $28 million and made $100 million back and then made another $140 million on DVD. So for the money guys, it was a $28 million investment that made $240 million. That’s a slam dunk. You’re getting your sequel.
“The second one didn’t make as much. It cost a little less at around $24 million, made $61 million and made about $100 million again on DVD and TV rights. It was still profitable. It was by no means “The Lone Ranger.” But does that mean we’ll make another one again? I don’t know.”
But, never say never: “Matthew Vaughn is a guy who I trust to make that decision. If he decides he does want to do it, I know he’ll get it done well. And he’s got the movie rights, so it’s ultimately his decision. I speak to Matthew every day, and we haven’t discussed ‘Kick-Ass 3′ so who knows? The option is always open.”
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