With the recent release of Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr.'s final issue of Kick-Ass and the apparent end (for now) of that universe while Romita works on Superman, followed by a series of other creator-owned projects with names like Mark Waid, Neil Gaiman and Robert Kirkman (as well as what's apparently a non-Kick-Ass idea with Millar), the comics community has been wondering: will Kick-Ass 3 ever make it to the big screen?
The answer, according to Millar, is that he has no idea, and hasn't really discussed it much since the last update when, around the release of Kick-Ass 2, he said it was being written.
"With Kick-Ass, [a sequel] was a no brainer. It was made for $28 million and made $100 million back and then made another $140 million on DVD. So for the money guys, it was a $28 million investment that made $240 million. That's a slam dunk," Millar told Comic Book Resources. "You're getting your sequel. The second one didn't make as much. It cost a little less at around $24 million, made $61 million and made about $100 million again on DVD and TV rights. It was still profitable. It was by no means The Lone Ranger. But does that mean we'll make another one again? I don't know. It's definitely up in the air, and we'll just have to see. Matthew [Vaughn] is a guy who I trust to make that decision. If he decides he does want to do it, I know he'll get it done well. And he's got the movie rights, so it's ultimately his decision. I speak to Matthew every day, and we haven't discussed Kick-Ass 3 so who knows? The option is always open."