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In fact, Aaron Johnson (aka Kick Ass himself) will probably be the first castmember officially announced as returning, with word that he’s “close” to wrapping up a deal. Meanwhile, equally important is the return of Chloe Moretz (as Hit Girl) and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (as Red Mist), and both are also said to be in talks to return themselves.
And get this, it’s not just the kids. Apparently death won’t stop Big Daddy (aka Nicolas Cage) from returning, too. The actor is said to be in talks to return for a cameo role in the sequel.
Directed by Matthew Vaughn, the first “Kick Ass” did decent, if not spectacular box office, earning $96 million worldwide from a $30 million dollar budget. Of course, that was back when Johnson, Moretz, and Mintz-Plasse (not to mention Vaughn) weren’t exactly household names. I suspect all three kids will command a higher paycheck this time around, though Universal (who is taking over from Lionsgate) will save some money on Jeff Wadlow, who is directing from his own script. Vaughn will apparently stick around to “produce”.
So why is a comic book movie that didn’t even break $100 million worldwide getting a sequel? For one, it only cost $30 million to make, which is dirt cheap in today’s Hollywood, and never needed all that much to turn a profit. Besides that, the film has since earned $23 million on DVD sales alone. So there is definitely a fanbase out there.
Via : Deadline