could be wending its way to the screen quicker than expected, if new comments by comic scribbler Mark Millar are anything to go by.
While talking to BBC Radio Five Live, Millar announced that the film had officially been given the greenlight thanks to healthy DVD sales of
“The estimate is [Kick-Ass] will do 100 to 150 million on DVD based on the American sales,” he said. “So it’ll end up making a quarter of a billion on a 28 million investment.
“So It should be okay. So the sequel’s greenlit, we can go ahead and do the follow up now, you know. The first made so much compared to what it cost it would be crazy not to.”
If Millar’s calculations are correct, we’re over the moon. Of course, we’d like to reserve our celebrations until either a studio or Matthew Vaughn back up his comments – we’ve been burned too many times by Millar’s comments regarding the status of
Still, even if the film's a way off, the first issue of
Kick-Ass 2: Balls To The Wall
will be hitting shelves as part of new mag
tomorrow. Check out an exclusive sneak peek over at
For more on
, check out our recent interview with
Millar and artist John Romita Jr here