A Patience Lee movie? Yes please.
In an interview with Empire Magazine, director Matthew Vaughn laid out his upcoming plans for his two most successful film franchises: the worlds of Kick-Ass and the Kingsman. The Marv Films head is currently expanding his brand to a newly launched Marv Studios, which he describes as “the modern version of what a studio can be,” and he has big plans for his gallery of irreverent superheroes.Read More
While there's currently no new Kick-Ass film in the works, Millar already has an idea of who would take over the film role from Aaron Taylor-Johnson.Read More
Kick-Ass put Mark Millar and his Millarworld imprint on the map back in the mid-2000s. Now, Millar is re-launching both Kick-Ass and its spin-off, Hit-Girl. But here's the exciting bit: the protagonist of Kick-Ass is no longer Dave Lizewski.Read More
Also, the Fables movie is still a thing that is happening.
David Heyman's Paddington is making hay
men at the box office, and so he's doing the usual press thing, which means he's being asked about his other projects, i.e., two geek properties that have women writing their screenplays, so, up our alley.
Agent Carter has just picked up Nikita, Kick-Ass, and How I Met Your Mother actress Lyndsy Fonseca!Read More
How will they settle this feud? Pistols at dawn?
John Romita, Jr., is very vocal about disliking Jim Carrey and his decision to withdraw support from Kick-Ass 2 last summer.Read More
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What did he expect when he signed on for a film called Kick-Ass 2?
Jim Carrey, who is playing Colonel Stars and Stripes in the upcoming Kick-Ass 2, spoke out on Twitter saying that he isn't happy about the level of violence in the film. The film, which, again, is called Kick-Ass 2, is a sequel to a movie whose MPAA R rating was due to "strong brutal violence throughout, pervasive language, sexual content, nudity and some drug use - some involving children." The film that was also, coincidentally, filmed months ago. Perhaps Mr. Carrey should have expressed his discontent sooner.Read More
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I...actually haven't seen Kick-Ass so I can't say I've been anticipating the sequel. That being said, this new international trailer for the film is basically all Chloë Grace Moretz's Hit Girl looking awesome and doing some impressive stuff. I'm also imaginging her as Carrie in a few of these scenes. Kick-Ass 2 hits theaters August 16th. (via The Hollywood Reporter) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?Read More
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Jones told KOMO the altercation that injured him happened Saturday night near Fifth Avenue and James Street. Jones, who said he was breaking up a fight, called 911 and put one of the men in a headlock and waited for police, KOMO reported. Another man pulled out a gun seconds later and when the superhero let go of the man he was holding, that man kicked him in the face and broke his nose, Jones told KOMO.Seattle police are still annoyed by the costumed crew, saying they should "trade their capes for cell phones," and pondering (mockingly), "Does Superman get his ass kicked?" What a bunch of cynical-pants! Phoenix Jones does admit that calling 911 was "like waving a white flag," but insists that while he suffered a slight injury, he and his fellow superheroes are still more prepared to handle street thugs than the average citizen. He says, "I endanger my life with a reason and a purpose," and maintains that "if police aren't here, criminals feel free to run wild in my city." Godspeed, Phoenix Jones. Godspeed. Previously: Real Life Superheroes in Seattle (SeattlePI via Movieline) Read More
Have you seen this masked man, Seattle? First reported in November, a man wearing an exceedingly well-made superhero costume has been stalking the streets of Seattle, looking for crime to fight. Like in Kick-Ass, except real. He calls himself Phoenix Jones, and apparently, he has actually prevented a crime.Read More
It's official: Matthew Vaughn, director of Kick-Ass and Stardust, is at the helm of X-Men: First Class, the reboot of the X-Men movie franchise. This new prequel film (a long the same world-exploring lines as Wolverine: Origins) will "chart the epic beginning of the X-Men saga," which probably means Professor X and Magneto as young rebellious allegory-for-civil-rights-leaders.
This dashes our dreams of watching a movie where the X-Men sit at the front of an airplane for two and a half hours, enjoying complementary drinks.Read More