With nearly a month since the sequel trilogy was announced, there hasn’t been any major announcements from LucasFilm so far other than the fact that Toy Story 3’s Michael Arndt will be writing Star Wars: Episode VII. Though the list of possible directors is still in play and hasn’t narrowed just yet, one of the earliest rumored to be involved was Matthew Vaughn.
As he ducked out of X-Men: Days of Future Past, many thought it was for Star Wars when it was confirmed that it was instead to focus on bringing Mark Millar’s The Secret Service to the big screen as fast as possible. Now, a key collaborator with Vaughn may have accidentally confirmed that Vaughn and Star Wars may be destined to meet in that galaxy far far away.
Kick-Ass 2 has been in the pipeline ever since the first film revealed its cliffhanger ending, but only now have production details been officially confirmed, with Mark Millar telling The Daily Record that filming will begin in the summer.
Millar is the man who penned the Kick-Ass comic books, and so is well placed to give an update on the film. “We shoot Kick-Ass 2 and American Jesus this summer,” he told the newspaper, before going on to elaborate on the latter project…
With whose funding, might I ask?
Another shot from X Men First Class.
Thank you, Matthew Vaughn, for quickly clearing up that that HORRIBLY photoshopped “first look” was not your idea, nor an approved one.
Vaughn on THIS HORRIBLE PHOTO:
“I freaked out on them yesterday. I don’t know where the hell that came from. I don’t think it’s a Fox image. It’s not a pre-approved image. When I found out, I said, what the fuck is this shit, and Fox is running around trying to figure out what happened as well. I agree. It’s like a bad photoshop, which maybe it was by someone. It didn’t reflect the movie. I was shocked when I saw it. I was like ‘Jesus Christ’…
Pic via /Film. Click it to go to source.
And here’s one of James Mcavoy…
Matthew Vaughn (director Kick Ass and X Men First Class) to LA Times re: Superhero Movies
(via Latino Review)