If you're like me and you absolutely loved the Kick-Ass film franchise starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chloe Grace Moretz there's a glimmer of hope for future Kick-Ass movies. Matthew Vaughn, director of Kick-Ass 1 and 2, spoke with Yahoo Movies while promoting the home release of his film Kingsman: The Secret Service, and the director shared his thoughts on the future of Kick-Ass, admitting he’s “not happily done with the franchise” with hopes of telling an origin story of a fan favorite character. “We’re working on an idea for a prequel of how did Hit Girl and Big Daddy become Hit Girl and Big Daddy,"
The hope seems to be that another installment could spark an interest with viewers and hopefully help the motions for a third film, as Vaughn shared, “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’.”
The first Kick-Ass opened to audiences earning an impressive $20 million opening weekend and almost $100 million by the end of its theatrical run. The sequel film Kick-Ass 2 raked in a meek $13 million with its final box office profits hitting $60 million, taking a hit from the success of the first movie. Despite the lower box-office numbers, the fans of the films continued to hold out hope and remain adamant that the Kick-Ass films must live on. With passionate fans and a creative team still willing to return to the fictional world, let's cross our fingers that this prequel and sequel will actually be made in the near future!