While Fox has no plans to relinquish control of its Marvel movie characters back to Marvel any time soon, it looks like there may be some Marvel-style consistency to films like X-Men and Fantastic Four. Marvel writer and comic creator Mark Millar has taken a position of advisor with Fox, to make sure that Fox Marvel movies are up to the same standard as the films Marvel/Disney make themselves. Marvel.
Now that Mark Millar has done a Kick-Ass and Kick-Ass 2 graphic novel series, it’s time to focus attention on the best character from that world, and that’s Hit Girl. Sure, Kick-Ass 2 had a whole lot of Hit Girl, but on June 27, she’s getting a series of her very own.
The first Kick-Ass comic book series amassed a pretty good sized fan base, large enough for Hollywood to greenlight a Kick-Ass movie. But despite stories that creator Mark Millar and Kick-Ass movie director Matthew Vaughn had been working on the Kick-Ass 2 comic and movie script simultaneously, it looks like as time passes that a second Kick-Ass movie may not happen at all.
Kick Ass 2 the comic book is well underway and creator Mark Millar said that the production on the movie is about “9 months away”. He’s released a number of panels that are completed from the comic book, including the first page and a page in which Hit Girl beats the piss out of Kick Ass.
At Comic Con this year, 20th Century Fox picked up the movie rights to Mark Millar’s upcoming comic book “Nemesis” and it’s now hired Tony Scott (Taking of Pelham 123, Enemy of the State, True Romance) to direct.
Just as the first Kick Ass comic book was written pretty much simultaneously with the movie, so is its sequel. Mark Millar is hard at work at Kick Ass 2: Balls to the Wall, which will also be directed by Matthew Vaughn, and is focused on Red Mist’s bloody revenge on Hit Girl.