Most cinematic superhero races tend to come in the form of trilogies, which makes it a bit of a mystery why we never got a third. Kick ass film after the 2010 original and its 2013 sequel.
kick ass 2 was not as well received as Kick ass, but the sequel still doubled its budget at the box office, and there’s surely still an appetite among fans for more R-rated action from Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s titular vigilante, the Hit-Girl. (Chloë Grace Moretz) and company. The more common school of thought is that director and franchise keymaster Matthew Vaughn simply tends to be averse to sequels, despite having made three Kingsman movies. (Vaughn produced by did not realize kick ass 2.)
In a new interview with Yahoo Entertainment promoting his return to action in Amazon’s hit sci-fi series The ringroadMoretz explains why we’ve never had a trio in the franchise that made her a star – and how there might still be a chance we’ll see one.
“I think we were all really excited about Matt Vaughn coming to do it, and I think that’s what we all had in mind as a cast,” Moretz said, joined by her. Peripheral co-starring Jack Reynor. “And so I think if the stars align, there’s a possibility for a third.”
The actress thinks the recent success of another hyper-violent comic book franchise, leading Ryan Reynolds dead Pool series, proves that there is a market for Kick ass.
“It’s interesting to see the character of dead Pool and all of that, because I feel like it’s so similar to the world of Hit-Girl in the sense that I could see that kind of trajectory for a Kick 3if there were to be one, and how fun it would be if we could fit it in.
“But I think it’s up to Matthew Vaughn, and it’s up to him whether or not he wants to dive into it, and whether it was the right group of minds behind it,” she says. “I think that’s the real key.”
It would be especially interesting to see how the show handles Moretz’s famous precocious killer as an adult.
“Just being able to watch Hit-Girl grow up and delve into her psyche would be super interesting,” says Moretz, who was 12 when she filmed the first. Kick ass – and is now 25 years old.
So should she still be called Hit-Girl? Hit-Woman, perhaps?
“Hit-Lady,” laughs Moretz. “Hit-Big Girl. Or just Big Girl.
The ringroad premieres October 21 on Amazon.
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