Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn has revealed that a Hit-Girl prequel film is in development.
Vaughn told Yahoo! Movies that he’s “not happily done with the
franchise.” He went on to reveal the following: “We’re working on an idea for a prequel of how did Hit Girl
and Big Daddy become Hit Girl and Big Daddy…If we make that, hopefully that will be the sorbet for the people that didn’t like ‘Kick-Ass 2’ and then we can go off and make ‘Kick-Ass 3’.”
Addressing the mixed response to Kick-Ass 2 — which opened to only $13.3 million stateside — Vaughn expressed his hopes for the Hit-Girl movie to save the franchise, noting, “I think we’ve got to do this prequel to regain the love that we had with ‘Kick-Ass’.”