'Kick-Ass' Is Getting A "F***ing Nuts" Reboot, Confirms Director
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The director of Kick-Ass, Matthew Vaughn, has confirmed that the 2010 cult-classic will be seeing a reboot in two years, which is set to be more controversial than the original.
“We’ve got a big reboot of Kick-Ass in two years. Big reboot,” said Vaughn, speaking to Collider. “It’s so f***ing nuts that I can't talk about it. But we've got that ready to go. All the rights revert back in two years and then we're going to reboot it where people will be like, he is insane.”
Feeling nostalgic? Check out the trailer for the original 2010 film below.
The original film told the story of Dave Lizewski, an ordinary teenager who sets out to become a real-life superhero. It faced controversy at its release for its profanity, as well as violence performed by a child, and grossed less than $100 million worldwide. Despite that, it earned a loyal following amongst fans.
As such, some fans might be wondering why Vaughn is choosing to make a reboot rather than a third movie: “Because I think the clue is in the title. I think Kick-Ass became a new type of genre. Everyone was like, ‘Oh, you can’t make R-rated superheroes. No one will want to see an R-rated superhero. You can’t do this. You can’t do that.’” explained Vaughn. “So, I had this idea, and it was so nuts that I went, ‘Yeah, great. It’ll cause just as much controversy, and everyone will talk about it and as many people that love it will hate it.’”
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about the Kick-Ass reboot - Vaughn first revealed that it was being planned back in 2018 when speaking to Empire. At the time, he hinted that the reboot could see Patience Lee in the spotlight, but it seems like that may no longer be the case: “I’m not saying it hasn’t got the characters in it and won't have, you know. I'm just saying it's not what anyone could be imagining what it is. And I'm going to need one very, very brave actor or actress to play the new Kick-Ass because it will scare the shit out of them,” he explained.
So, the role of Kick-Ass could go to absolutely anyone, which is exciting. Currently, it’s a case of waiting for the property’s rights to revert back to Marv Films (Vaughn’s company) before the reboot can be made, but it’s all in the works and very much one to look forward to.
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