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.
“It’s the reverse of The Omen ,” he explains, “which is about a kid who finds out he is the anti-Christ. This is a kid who finds out he is Jesus Christ.”
We’re still waiting for confirmation as to whether Matthew Vaughn will return to the director’s chair for Kick-Ass 2 , although the director himself has admitted it’s unlikely. However, that doesn’t preclude his involvement on script or production duties, so we’ll keep our fingers crossed.
No word on cast or crew for American Jesus either at this point, but if filming is set to begin in a few months time, presumably some announcements will be on their way sooner rather than later…