Kick-Ass 2 is moving ever closer to fruition, with Universal set to give the superhero sequel the green light and new director Jeff Wadlow outlining his plans for the project to the audience at this weekend’s Kapow! convention.
“I think the most important thing that’s gonna change from the Kick-Ass 2 comic to Kick-Ass 2 the movie was just really finding an emotional story to tell.” said Wadlow. “Because what I certainly loved about the first film, and what I think elevated it above most comic book adaptations, is the heart and the emotion in it.”
“It was sort of my challenge as the film maker and storyteller to find something as emotional in the second film,” continued the director. “I think we have some stuff that people are gonna really respond to.”
Chloë Moretz is currently in talks to rejoin the cast as Hit-Girl, and according to Wadlow, she will have an even bigger part to play second time around.
“If you’ve read the comic, you know, she gives up being Hit-Girl, which was a brilliant idea I thought on Mark’s part,” said Wadlow. “It’s something I explore quite deeply in the movie because what happens in the comic is she sort of steps away from the story in many ways.”
“She’s sort of sidelined while Dave is working with Justice Forever and Chris is becoming The Motherfucker,” he explains. “But I was quite interested in what happens to her when she’s not being Hit-Girl. Her story is a major, major part of the film and she’s excited about the ideas and we’re in talks.”