Mark Millar on Kick-Ass 2
I love hearning about movies that are in pre-production, not only because you get to hear what the creators hope to create with their product, but you also get some of the most awesome grandstanding that the people attached can summon.
There are many projects that hit the ground running and really do come out the other end looking and sounding much like the original plans…but sometimes when making comic book movies, or even movies based on comic book characters (Kick-Ass was realistically a comic book character based story thanks to the creative license they took with the movie), they just don’t ever live up to the hype.
Take for instance Mark Millar, who may be one of the greatest comic writers in our generation, but it also batshit crazy at times and is well kown for spouting off at the mouth. In a recent interview with Empire, he revealed the master plans for Kick-Ass 2, set to be released in 2012. These were surprising even for me.
First up, what we can expect to see in the the sequel:
“…it’s gangs going all over New York filming atrocities on their cell phones and putting them on the internet, trying to outdo each other, all at the behest of Red Mist. My idea for Red Mist was to introduce a supervillian that made Heath Ledger’s Joker look like Cesar Romero’s Joker. He’s basically Charles Manson as a supervillian.”
Second, he talks about his plans for Chris ‘McLovin’ Mintz Plasse (aka The Red Mist):
“Chris said to me he hates the fact that people always call him McLovin’. So my aim was to give him a new name for people to call him. And the villain calls himself The Motherfucker. Chris is The Motherfucker, the worst of all supervillians. But at the same time we continue the story of Dave and all the complications in his life as he gets deeper and deeper into this dangerous hobby he’s got where he dresses up as a superhero and gets beaten up every night. So he forms a gang and what you’ve got then is all the heroes versus all the villians in a big gangfight.”
Considering most of us here at WPR really enjoyed the first movie and the comics it was based upon, we should have no problems at all engaging with the sequel. I just wish that Mark wouldn’t plagarize Henry Rollins spoken word when it comes to naming things you hate “The Motherfucker”…which he did on the album Think Tank back in 1998 on the track titled “El Nino”.