Everyone’s favourite band of geeks dressed in (almost) homemade superhero costumes are coming back… kind of.
Director of the first film, Matthew Vaughn, has revealed plans to add to the ‘Kick-Ass’ franchise with a prequel on the young lady with an attitude, Hit-Girl.
The new movie would follow the genesis of the pre-teen hero who was trained by her father, Big Daddy, to defend herself (with crazy weapons).
The decision to make a spinoff on the popular character comes after ‘Kick-Ass 2’ failed to generate the same buzz as the original movie.
“We’re working on an idea for a prequel of how did Hit Girl and Big Daddy become Hit Girl and Big Daddy,” Vaughn said.
“If we make that, hopefully that will be the sorbet for the people that didn’t like ‘Kick-Ass 2’ and then we can go off and make Kick-Ass 3.
“I think we’ve got to do this prequel to regain the love that we had with ‘Kick-Ass’.”
Hit-Girl was originally played by Chloe Moretz in 2010, who first stepped into the purple and black costume when she was around 13 years old.
Now as an 18-year-old it would make it near impossible for her to reprise her role, unless the storyline crosses between the past and the present.
51-year-old Nicolas Cage starred as her father. His character was killed off during the second movie.
Think a Hit-Girl prequel is exactly what the ‘Kick-Ass’ franchise needs?