Since Kick-Ass writer Mark Millar is a proven perpetual liar, we’ve tried our best to steer clear regarding any sort of rumors on the continuation of the franchise X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn kicked off. Just about every few months there has been talks of it shooting soon, but now our first solid information has come in thanks to Deadline.
Lionsgate is said to be handing over the franchise (via Vaughn) to Universal Pictures, who have brought on director Jeff Wadlow, who helmed the high school fighting movie Never Back Down and the horror film Cry_Wolf. Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are also expected to return.
From the sounds of it, the studio looks to be doing this movie on the cheap to please the fanbase. While I dug the first film, the on-and-off again nature of the sequel has made much of my interest disappear. I’ll be surprised if Wadlow, who wrote the script, brings as much style to the project as Vaughn, but for those heavily anticipating this project, it’s your lucky day.
Production is hoping to kick off this August, with a 2013 release.
Are you surprised Kick-Ass 2 is actually happening?
There is truly something magical when you combine the French Riviera, the global film market and thousands of hungry filmgoers and critics. The end result is what has come to be known as the most prestigious film festival in the world, the Cannes Film Festival, currently in its 66th iteration. This is my third year [...]
The Archive is a collection of cinephile-friendly findings around the web, including rare or never-before-seen photos, interviews, footage or any other bits related to classic or independent cinema. If you have any suggestions, feel free to e-mail in or tweet to @TheFilmStage. Check out the rundown below. Above, an unused Taxi Driver poster made for SpokeArt’s Martin [...]
Since any New York City cinephile has an almost suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not [...]
Latest posts from Beats Per Minute