Kick-Ass Sequel 'Keeps Standard' of the First: Aaron Johnson
The Kick-Ass sequel was a forgone conclusion but speculation mounted on when it would occur and if its stars including Aaron Johnson would take part. But all turned out fine and Jeff Wadlow will direct from his script, a follow up to the original that debuted at SXSW back in 2010 that went on to gross $103M at the box office worldwide. That's a lot of ass-kicking! Star Aaron Johnson told Collider that he's seen the script and it shouldn't disappoint.
"It's pretty much set to go this fall," he said. "I think now [Chloe Grace Moretz] and [Christopher Mintz-Plasse] are on board. I'm certainly set up to do it…Yeah, I think it's going to happen." Asked about the script, Johnson assures that the new version will keep the faith. "Oh, yeah! It keeps the standard from the first film." Continuing, Johnson adds about creator Matthew Vaughn: "The only way he was ever going to make a sequel was if it could be anywhere close to the first one, and keep that class and that quality, and just maintain something original and new and refreshing. And this script delivers all of that, right now."