Production on the much-anticipated follow-up Kick-Ass 2 has now moved to London after a round of location filming in Toronto, and it appears that comics creator Mark Millar has been spending quite a bit of time on set. Ever the Chatty Cathy, Millar recently took to his website to post a lengthy report from the Kick-Ass 2 set, providing a fan’s perspective on seeing Chloe Moretz’s Hit-Girl go toe-to-toe with Mother Russia and how director Jeff Wadlow is doing stepping into Matthew Vaughn’s shoes.
Also, now that Millar has been appointed a “creative consultant” at Fox for their Marvel properties, the scribe teased three more film adaptations of his work that are in development. He didn’t reveal the specific properties, but this coming from Millar himself you’d best not get your hopes up. Hit the jump to see what he had to say. Beware, minor spoilers for Kick-Ass 2 follow.
Here’s a highlight from Millar’s Kick-Ass 2 set report, via his website:
Shot down to England last week for some time on the Kick-Ass 2 set. Three of the days were press interviews, all embargoed until a few weeks before release, but the rest was just sitting around and drinking tea while superheroes beat the shit out of super-villains in the big finale (as you’ll have read in the book). As a producer, I’ve been watching a lot of this in the dropbox as it happens, but nothing compares to seeing Mother Russia (in the flesh) pounding Hit-Girl in the face in what WE KNOW is going to win MTV’s Best Fight Scene Award already.
I’m not kidding… this fight is unlike anything I’ve seen in cinema before. I’d watched the stunt team block it out a few weeks back, but this was astonishing. The movie is being edited as happens and so, at the halfway point in shooting, I have about 40 edited minutes to watch in the suite during lunch-breaks. Blown Away is an understatement. everything is working perfectly and Vaughn was correct when he told me to trust his judgement when he hand-picked Jeff Wadlow for this gig. This feels like the next chapter of something we all dug a great deal, incredibly consistent with what came before, but at the same time going a little darker and a lot bigger as Dave joins the team.
And here’s what Millar had to say about future adaptations of his comics:
I’m going to nip back down a couple more times, but so different to last time now in that I’m helping prep three other Millarworld movies at the moment (two you should hear about in next week or two) for late Spring shoots and so home again and writing. Also writing up lots of Fox plans right now and brain barely keeping tabs on all the various, genuinely thrilling things coming up from that line of movies over the next 2-3 years.
Head on over to Millar’s website to read the full entry. Kick-Ass 2 opens on June 28th, 2013.