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Kick Ass 2 Filming Fall 2012

Johnson speaks

By Robert T. Trate     June 18, 2012

Aaron Johnson Talks KICK-ASS 2; Says Filming Begins This Fall and It’ll Be Rated R.
This weekend, Collider got to participate in the press junket for Savages, the new film from three-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone.  Based on Don Winslow’s best-selling novel, the story follows two Laguna Beach entrepreneurs, Ben (Aaron Johnson) and Chon (Taylor Kitsch), and their shared girlfriend O (Blake Lively), who run a very lucrative business selling some of the best marijuana ever developed, which attracts the unwanted interest of the Mexican Baja Cartel.

Collider did share what actor Aaron Johnson had to say to us about finally going into production on the Kick-Ass sequel, which is set to shoot in the Fall.  He said that he has gotten to see a script, that it keeps the standard hard R feel of the first film, and that he’s excited to get back in the suit.  He also addressed the recent statement that American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis made on Twitter about how he would be a good choice for the male lead in the film adaptation of the much-talked-about erotic novel, 50 Shades of Grey.  Check out what he had to say...
Collider: Since there’s been talk of it again, will there finally be a Kick-Ass sequel?
AARON JOHNSON:  It’s pretty much set to go, this Fall.  I think now Chloe [Grace Moretz] and Chris [Mintz-Plasse] are on board.  I’m certainly set up to do it.  Jeff Wadlow is to direct.  Yeah, I think it’s going to happen.
Collider: Have you gotten to see a script yet?
JOHNSON: Yeah, I have.
Collider: Will it be a hard R, as far as the rating goes?
JOHNSON: Oh, yeah!  It keeps the standard, from the first film.
Collider:Are you surprised at how much people have been asking for a sequel to that film, really since the release of the first one?
JOHNSON: Yeah, and I think that’s why Matthew Vaughn has got his name all over this one, as well.  The only way he was ever going to make a sequel was if it could be anywhere close to the first one, and keep that class and that quality, and just maintain something original and new and refreshing.  And this script delivers all of that, right now.  I’m excited to get back in the suit.
Collider: Have you heard the recent talk about American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis vying on Twitter to do the screenplay adaptation for 50 Shades of Grey, and that he said he’d love to have a real actor, like you or Ryan Gosling for the male lead, with someone like David Cronenberg directing? Is it surreal to know that you have a certain level of visibility now that someone like Bret Easton Ellis respects your work and is thinking about you in that role?
JOHNSON: You can only be very grateful.  It’s great when talented people in the world, in the same business, can see your work and compliment you on what you’re doing and take a strong interest in the movements in your career.  It is very great to see that.  At least it keeps the studio heads thinking, as well.  Maybe it makes you a bit more bankable.  I don’t know.

Thanks to Chopsaki for the submission.


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Dazzler 6/18/2012 4:08:19 AM

Great news...on Kick A$$ that is.  I guess they will have to age Hit girt which is dissappointing since she played a believable action star at her age in the first one and I would have loved to how seen that again.  With her aged it gets closer to female adult action women which is pretty hard to pull off.  And we all know how the industry loves solo action women movies...Electra, Catwoman, etc. 

xJokersxWildx 6/18/2012 5:11:31 AM

What? LOL not even in the same ballpark. This will well Kick ass one more time !

Wiseguy 6/18/2012 5:45:52 AM

I wasn't crazy about the first but it was fun. If it does more of the same sure why not. I didn't read the second KickAss so it'll all be new to me this time.

I didn't like this kid at first but I have to say he's grown on me since KickAss and I'm really looking forward to SAVAGES early next month with him and Kitsch leading the way.

mtaffer 6/18/2012 7:04:48 AM

Kick Ass was the best movie I saw that summer, so bring on the sequel.

It was just a ton of fun!

aegrant 6/18/2012 9:42:20 AM

Don't know if it will be the same without the over the top acting of Nick Cage

violator14 6/18/2012 10:33:52 AM

HOLY CRAP! I didnt realize that dude from Savages was the same guy from Kick-Ass!! WTF!? Amazing what a gotee, and a ponytail can do to a guy's look. Haha

zipahead 6/18/2012 12:44:31 PM

This is great news,...I love this whole sub-genre of super hero parody like Mystery Men, and Scott Pilgrim...they are never box office block busters when they first come out,but they have a lot of cult appeal. They get better with age when you watch them over, as opposed to the Marvel movies that slowly get worse after re-examination. 

xJokersxWildx 6/18/2012 1:39:50 PM

The Brain Trust on here seem always rip on.

- Nick Cage

- Michael Bay

- Channing Tatum.

I agree with Tatum he sucks but a little nick cage is hilarious i hope he's back for a cameo at least.

death4sale 6/18/2012 3:10:38 PM

I would love to see a cameo by Nick in this one. Kick Ass was probably his best acting in a long time. He was basically impersonating Adam West for most of the film and I thought he nailed it with the subtle pauses. I don't love his work that much as well, but I don't rip the guy because I can. His over-the-top style just happened to fit in the Kick Ass film. It does not fit in Ghost Rider. GR: SoV was complete garbage. More thes script's fault as well as the directors. Slightly disappointed that Vaughn isn't directing but I'm good as long as Hit Girl is back. Oh and please bring back my ideal woman Lyndsy Fonseca as Kick Ass's woman, that would be highly appreciated.

ElBaz13 6/18/2012 7:24:50 PM

Kick-Ass was so-so. I hate the changes they made from the source material, especially the ending with the stupid jetpack.

Don't know if I will see #2

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