Kick-Ass 2 gets the greenlight?

Kick-Ass 2

Kick-Ass 2 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 Kick-Ass .

“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 Wanted 2 .

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 CLiNT tomorrow. Check out an exclusive sneak peek over at MTV here .

For more on Kick-Ass 2 , check out our recent interview with Millar and artist John Romita Jr here .

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.