In today’s Hollywood, superhero movies are virtually as commonplace as anything else the film industry has to offer. Stemming back to Marvel’s 2008 release of Iron Man, the superhero film genre has seen a renaissance unlike any other that has translated into billions of dollars in box office receipts. This trend is only continuing now as other production studios attempt to cash in on the success, and the latest reboot from Lionsgate is a prime example of that. Back in 2010 they produced the comedic superhero film Kick Ass that definitely doesn’t fit the mold of your typical Marvel project, and the film’s director Matt Vaughn has confirmed this week that the film is poised to be recreated in the near future.
Based upon the story of an ordinary teenager from New York who has plans to become a superhero, Kick Ass follows along as he quickly learns that doing so isn’t as easy as it may appear. Along the way he takes some lumps but straps on his boots once the time comes and ultimately helps save the day, establishing himself as the most unlikely of superheroes. A sequel Kick Ass 2 was released in 2013, however it failed to match the success of its predecessor and the franchise eventually fell flat. It appears as though Lionsgate is ready to give the budding universe another shot however, confirming in a roundtable interview for another film that Kick Ass is poised for “a big reboot… Big reboot, it’s so f*cking nuts that I can’t talk about it. But we’ve got that ready to go.” Chloe Grace Moretz was also interviewed on The Tonight Show earlier this month and asked about the possibility of Kick Ass 3 and her reprising her role as Hit-Girl, adding “I would love to do a Kick Ass 3. I think it’d be really fun to see where Hit-Girl goes, and what she’s like as an adult.” So it looks like fans of the original 2010 film have something to look forward to, and you can be on the lookout for further updates about the Kick Ass reboot in the coming future.
Superhero films are definitely in quite a different place than they were when Kick Ass first hit theaters. While it was certainly a box office success back then, it is poised to be even more successful in this new era of Hollywood where the superhero genre reigns supreme. It will be intriguing to see how Vaughn brings the universe back to life once again, and eager fans can remain on the lookout for further updates about the upcoming Kick Ass reboot in the near future.