When Kick-Ass failed to break the bank, it looked like any plans for a follow-up were sytmied, even though one has been in development. However its continued popularity on DVD and Blu-ray means that Universal is now looking to move forward with a sequel. Unfortunately though, Matthew Vaughn won’t direct, with Deadline reporting that Jeff Wadlow (Cry Wolf) will take the reins instead and also write the script.
Vaughn isn’t completely out of the picture, as he’ll produce and has been overseeing Wadlow’s screenplay, even if X-Men: First Class 2 mean he can’t direct himself. If everything works out, the movie will shoot in August. There’s a lot to sort out before then though, as all the cast need to be called back, with new deals needing to be sorted for Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
It’s not all locked in place yet, but as many people had written this one off, it’s looking far more likely than it has for a long time.