When Universal announced a few weeks ago that it was moving forward with kick Ass, it had a small problem – none of the cast were signed for a sequel. The studio, along with director Jeff Wadlow are trying to remedy that, as Deadline reports that they’re close to finalising deals with Aaron Johnson and Chloe Moretz to return for Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall.
Christopher Mintz-Plasse is also close to finalizing his deal, and Nicolas Cage is in negotiations to return in a cameo role. None of the Kick-Ass cast members had sequel deals in place, which fueled speculation that some of the roles may be re-cast. There are still several other new roles yet to be filled.
Jeff Wadlow is directing from his own screenplay, which is adapted from Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.’s comic book series. If all the deals are finalised, production will likely begin in August.