Universal Pictures Takes Over 'Kick-Ass 2' With Jeff Wadlow Directing
Reported by Outsiders - 11:19 AM 2012.05.10
Universal Pictures is in talks with Jeff Wadlow to direct his script of Kick-Ass 2. The studio wants to get the film into production by August and are working on getting original cast members as Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse will have to be signed to new deals to reprise their roles.
The 2010 film was directed by Matthew Vaughn and was released by Lionsgate but became a free ball controlled by Vaughn. He can’t direct the sequel because of his commitments to his X-Men: First Class follow-up, but he is backing it and is fully supportive of handing over the reins.