Empire Magazine sat down with filmmaker Matthew Vaughn for an interview where he revealed big plans for the worlds of some Mark Millar properties, both Kick-Ass and Kingsman.
Vaughn revealed to the magazine that plans are already underway to reboot the Kick-Ass series with a brand new film and that a solo Hit-Girl movie is also in development. It remains to be seen if the new Kick-Ass movie will follow in the foot steps of the first two films and focus on the Dave Lizewski character (the original Kick-Ass) or Patience Lee (the new Kick-Ass in the pages of Millar’s comic). Questions also remain about whether a Hit-Girl solo movie will focus on her exploits as an older assassin or her younger years. The director did offer a hint about both of these things though, saying “Look what Mark Millar is doing with the comic for clues.” In the new comics, Hit-Girl travels the world righting wrongs and slashing throats around the globe.
With Kingsman, Vaughn is planning quite an expansion with the franchise, including a third film in the main series (concluding the Harry Hart-Eggsy relationship as he says) and a spin-off about the Kingsman in the early 20th century titled Kingsman: The Great Game. Vaughn confirmed to the outlet that those two movies will film back-to-back as well. In addition, Vaughn is making plans for an eight-hour Kingsman TV series, though no details were given on what to expect there, as well as a spin-off about the Statesman, the American counterpart that featured Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, and Halle Berry in the sequel.
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