I, like many of you, have not seen Kick-Ass, but I, like many of you, have heard the geek rumblings about how ridiculously amazing super awesome spectacular it is. It tore through Butt-Numb-a-Thon back in December, and it’s earning strong reviews out of SxSW this week, but the public at large won’t get to pass judgment on the film until next month.

Our very own Brian Gibson sat down with comic book writer Mark Millar, and besides getting him to admit he suggested Macaulay Culkin and Haley Joel Osment for the main role in the movie, Gibson also got a straightforward, candid response to the ever-present question facing movies with buzz.

Will there be a sequel?

There will be a sequel. There’s just no doubt about it….it’s not being cocky with it. I love it. Everyone I know is really happy with it…and we could do a sequel relatively inexpensively.”

Simple enough.

And we should be excited about it right? Everyone seems to love the flick so far. But as someone who hasn’t seen it yet (and as much as I love to see my colleagues get excited and rally behind something), I have to admit I have no idea just how good it is.

Perhaps the more interesting aspect of this is the reality that filmmakers can now make relatively inexpensive movies and announce relatively inexpensive sequels before even finding box office success. At this point, Kick-Ass is bound to hit at least a target audience, which is really all it needs to justify a sequel. Even if it didn’t make huge returns, a sequel would still please the audience that loves the movie. And from what we’re hearing (and even from what Neil has written on this very internet constabulary of movie opinions), that audience is going to be considerable.

Be on the lookout for Brian’s full interview, and check out more of Team FSR’s Mind-Bendingly Impressive SxSW Coverage Extravaganza.

What do you think, movie-opinion holders?


ARTICLE TAGS
Like this article? Join thousands of your fellow movie lovers who subscribe to The Weekly Edition from Film School Rejects. Our best articles, every week, right in your inbox!
  %
%  
Comment Policy: No hate speech allowed. If you must argue, please debate intelligently. Comments containing selected keywords or outbound links will be put into moderation to help prevent spam. Film School Rejects reserves the right to delete comments and ban anyone who doesn't follow the rules. We also reserve the right to modify any curse words in your comments and make you look like an idiot. Thank You!
Twitter button
Facebook button
Google+ button
RSS feed



Some movie websites serve the consumer. Some serve the industry. At Film School Rejects, we serve at the pleasure of the connoisseur. We provide the best reviews, interviews and features to millions of dedicated movie fans who know what they love and love what they know. Because we, like you, simply love the art of the moving picture.
Fantastic Fest 2014
6 Filmmaking Tips: James Gunn
Got a Tip? Send it here:
editors@filmschoolrejects.com
Publisher:
Neil Miller
Managing Editor:
Scott Beggs
Associate Editors:
Rob Hunter
Kate Erbland
Christopher Campbell
All Rights Reserved © 2006-2014 Reject Media, LLC | Privacy Policy | Design & Development by Face3