Hello! I’ve conquered the Brooklyn Fall Head Cold to bring you the latest on ‘Kick-Ass 2!’ Mark Millar has given me some great comic stories, Mark Millar has also frustrated me by the lengths he is willing to go to … Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Kick-Ass 2′ Video Preview!

Hello!

I’ve conquered the Brooklyn Fall Head Cold to bring you the latest on ‘Kick-Ass 2!’

Mark Millar has given me some great comic stories, Mark Millar has also frustrated me by the lengths he is willing to go to to provoke a reaction from me in those stories. It’s his call to make and it’s my call as to if I do or do not like it.

What I know I loved was both the first KICK-ASS eight-issue series by Millar and John Romita Jr and the Matthew Vaughn film adaptation. I like the gumption both incarnations had as a creator-owned series and a studio-less movie.

Now that ‘Kick-Ass 2’ has it’s movie incarnation in the pipeline, I’m eager to discuss how ‘Kick-Ass 2’ the movie is going to compare to the KICK-ASS 2 and HIT-GIRL comics and what director Jeff Wadlow is bringing to screen now that Vaughn has gone to the X-World.

Oh boy, was I pleasantly surprised.

PLEASE NOTE! If you like the pretty drawings in this video, no need to Google Image Search, because I didn’t this time. I’m an owner of the comics, and if you’re interested, so should you…be. Well, that sentence was horrible.

The plot of the first two acts really is just like KICK-ASS 2 and HIT-GIRL the comics, the battles are in tact and most of the things that happen are straight out of what’s depicted – Mother Russia is still awesome, fights cops, etc.

There are differences in Act 3, and I know as a fan of the comics what question you might be asking: “Like, Jetpack different?”

The natural progression in Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass was to have his superheroes finally become superheroes, and we associate that with the power of flight. I didn’t see it as a deus ex machina as much as a natural extension of what Matthew Vaughn was saying.

There IS something Jeff Wadlow has added to comic here, but it’s something that makes a lot more sense once you start picturing the actors portraying these roles interacting on screen.

“Kick-Ass 2” is now in production with a June 28th, 2013 projected release. Make my day, Universal. Who’s in?