The best part about the first Kick Ass film was Hit Girl and Big Daddy. Credit towards that distinction that goes to the performances of Chloë Grace Moretz and Nicolas Cage, who’s chemistry made their insane Father/Daughter bond fun to watch. The absence of their presence onscreen together left a huge void that Kick Ass 2 was unable to fill. So when Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman) talks about the idea of doing a prequel focused on the two characters, it sparks this major excitement in me to revisit the world of Kick Ass.
“We’re working on an idea for a prequel of how did Hit Girl and Big Daddy become Hit Girl and Big Daddy. If we make that, hopefully that will be the sorbet for the people that didn’t like ‘Kick-Ass 2’ and then we can go off and make ‘Kick-Ass 3.’ I think we’ve got to do this prequel to regain the love that we had with ‘Kick-Ass’.” (Yahoo Movies!)
What this reveals is that Vaughn and the studio aren’t necessarily finished with Kick Ass as many thought. There’s potential to bring excitement for another film, and prioritizing a prequel over a sequel might not be a bad idea.
Doing a sequel means bringing back Moretz and possibly Aaron Taylor Johnson in their respective roles, and I feel like they’ve run their course. That’s not to say they won’t give good performances, but will audiences respond to the film after so many years and an underwhelming sequel. By doing a prequel first on Big Daddy and Hit Girl means bringing back a major highlight of the first film. Their story in that film was briefly touched on, and if told in full detail could make for an extremely fun and interesting way to return to this world. Once fans are excited about Kick Ass again, they’ll want more.
At the moment, Vaughn and company are just brainstorming. I do like where their heads are on the possibilities of Kick Ass. Vaughn is a busy guy these days with writing a sequel for Kingsman, and possibly directing a Flash Gordon remake. I would like to see him direct one of these two films. Of course, that all depends if any momentum is picked up on these ideas.
Would a Hit Girl and Big Daddy prequel re-spark your interest in Kick-Ass?
While trying to find the scene where Nicolas Cage narrates his family’s past, I instead came across this one. Its truly one of the best in all of comic book film.