Though seemingly anticipated, Kick-Ass 2 didn't make much of a splash at the box office. It wasn't necessarily a bomb, but in the states, it only pulled in $28 million, its exact budget. The film only made money once it went global, pulling in an additional $32 million for a worldwide total of $60.7 million. While the movie continues to thrive on streaming services, cable and Blu-ray, Kick-Ass 3 has yet to be green lit, with star Chloe Moretz calling the movie dead in the water. But original director Matthew Vaughn thinks it will still happen, and that he can convince the actress to come back. In fact, he believes a Hit-Girl solo movie will actually come first. That is, if the movie isn't too insane for general audiences.
Creator of the original Kick-Ass comic book and characters Mark Millar admits that he does have a great idea for a Hit-Girl spinoff. But speaking with Joblo, he reveals that the idea might just be too crazy, and it may never see the light of day:
"I love the idea of there being Hit Girl movies, it has to be the right story though. We have a crazy idea for it, and every now and then I think, is this too crazy? Because it's kind of insane. Would the world accept this? It makes Kick-Ass look like Finding Nemo. Matthew and I have chatted about it in the pub, and it's fine in the pub, but when we're being interviewed two years later, is it going to be terrifying? So I don't know, it seems a fun thing, though. It's funny, because Hit Girl was slightly pre-dated by about a year, before those kick-ass action heroine characters like The Hunger Games and Hanna and those kinds of things came along. And now I feel is a great time for her, so it could be really interesting."
What could the story possibly be about that it would be too insane for today's audiences? Do you want to see Hit-Girl get her own movie? Or should this particular franchise call it quits until it comes time for a reboot?