If screenwriter Jane Goldman and director Matthew Vaughn have made it sound in various interviews as if Kick-Ass 2 isn’t going to be happening, then there’s a reason for that, according to creator Mark Millar: It’s because they won’t be the ones making it. Talking to the LA Times, Millar explained that Kick-Ass was a victim of its own success:
The thing about the first movie is that it kind of exploded all our careers. People forget, but this was a $28-million indie movie made in the UK. It grossed $100 million at theaters and made the same again and more on DVD and Blu-ray and got amazing reviews. So everybody involved suddenly got hired for a million different things, and re-forming the band again would be impossible. Hopefully, we can use the same actors if and when we do a sequel, but getting Matthew [Vaughn] to direct or Jane to write a movie at this budget would be very difficult because they’re superstars now and they have projects of their own. I’d imagine, if this happens any time soon, that Matthew will produce and possibly co-write, like George Lucas did with “The Empire Strikes Back,” and hire a new director. But there’s a window because the actors are all supposed to be in high school and if this came out after 2013, for example, that window would have closed. I obviously know more than I can say, but I think people will be pretty happy with the conversations we’ve been having.
Hasn’t Chloe Moritz already grown past the point where she’d play a believable 11 year-old?