Like many of you, I loved Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass. And even though the film made almost $100 million worldwide, talk of a sequel is just that…talk. There seems to be no real movement on the property even as Mark Millar releases new issues featuring the colorful characters.
Anyhow, the other day I was on the set of writer/director Maggie Carey’s The To Do List (formerly titled The Hand Job) and was able to participate in a group interview with Christopher Mintz-Plasse (he played Red Mist in Kick-Ass). Eventually we asked him about Kick-Ass 2 and he revealed that’s been reading the comic and still hopes to be able to make the movie. Hit the jump for what he said.
Question: Have you been reading the sequel as Mark’s been publishing it?
Christopher Mintz-Plasse: Yeah. I haven’t seen the new one.
Do you look at it and go, “Oh, god, please…”
Mintz-Plasse: Please make this movie!
Cause what a role they’ve given me.
Mintz-Plasse: Yeah! I talked to Matthew and he’s like, “I don’t know if I would ever direct it, but I would definitely be on board to produce it. And I’ve thought, Eli Roth would be such a cool director for this. Or someone who hasn’t done a comic book movie but gets horror ‘cause it’s very violent. Very bloody. But Chloe’s working up a storm, man. She’s non-stop. So, who knows if we’ll ever do it? I know I would love to, and I think Aaron would love to. I’m sure Chloe would, but we’re all just kind of busy right now.