Aaron Johnson and Chloë Grace Moretz in 'Kick-Ass.'

(L to R) Aaron Johnson and Chloë Grace Moretz in 'Kick-Ass.' Photo: Lionsgate.


  • Matthew Vaughn is talking about the next ‘Kick-Ass’ Movie.
  • He’s planning it as a reboot of the concept.
  • Two other movies will precede it.

With Matthew Vaughn out on the promotional trail for new spy caper ‘Argylle’, he’s naturally been fielding questions about some of his previous movies, including those requesting updates about a new entry in the ‘Kick-Ass’ franchise.

And from the sounds of it, he’s got some fascinating plans for the movie –– including the fact that it’ll reboot the concept and will work as the third part of a trilogy, just not the way we were all expecting.


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What was the story of ‘Kick-Ass’?

Aaron Johnson and Chloë Grace Moretz in 'Kick-Ass 2.'

(L to R) Aaron Johnson and Chloë Grace Moretz in 'Kick-Ass 2.' Photo: Universal Pictures.

Based on Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.’s comic book series, the 2010 original ‘Kick-Ass’ and its 2013 sequel introduced us to Dave Lizewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), a young man who is inspired by the comics he loves to become a vigilante and start fighting crime. It… does not always go well for him.

The original film, which Vaughn directed, also starred Chloë Grace Moretz, Nicolas CageMark Strong, Clark Duke, Evan Peters and Lyndsy Fonseca. ‘Kick-Ass 2’ had Jeff Wadlow in the director’s chair and continued Dave’s story.

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What has Matthew Vaughn said about ‘Kick-Ass 3’?

Director Matthew Vaughn with Chip the cat (playing Alfie) on the set of 'Argylle.'

Director Matthew Vaughn with Chip the cat (playing Alfie) on the set of 'Argylle.'

Here’s what Vaughn told Collider about the new movie’s concept:

“We’re halfway through it. There’s a very, very dare I say it... and it’s gonna be a cliche coming out of this head of mine. It is a very, very meta universe. It is what, you know, ‘Kick-Ass’ was reinventing and creating an R-rated superhero, and no one was really doing it. This is taking that whole concept to a worthy… Not even a sequel, because I think it’s just a whole new way of doing ‘Kick-Ass,’ which couldn’t be more ‘Kick-Ass.’”

The plan, according to Vaughn, is more complicated than anyone imagined. Instead of simply making a third ‘Kick-Ass’ entry (which Vaughn has already said would reboot the story), it’ll actually be part of a new three-film series. But this ‘Kick-Ass’ won’t kick it off. Instead it’ll follow two new movies.

With Vaughn acting as producer, the two other films are already under way –– one, ‘School Fight’, directed by Damien Walters, is already in the can. The other, which Vaughn refers to as ‘Vram’ (though that may not be the final title) is shooting. And then Vaughn plans to make the new ‘Kick-Ass’. The three films are connected.

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When will ‘Kick-Ass 3’ be on screens?

2013's 'Kick-Ass 2.'

2013's 'Kick-Ass 2.' Photo: Universal Pictures.

There is no release date set for any of the three movies yet, though with ‘School Fight’ long finished it could arrive this year and ‘Vram’ may premiere at a festival in 2024 or 2025. Vaughn, of course, still has to finish writing ‘Kick-Ass 3’.

As for ‘Argylle’, the spy movie will be in theaters on February 2nd.

Henry Cavill, Dua Lipa, and John Cena in 'Argylle,' directed by Matthew Vaughn.

(L to R) Henry Cavill, Dua Lipa, and John Cena in 'Argylle,' directed by Matthew Vaughn.

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