Although Kick-Ass 2 is still a few months away from release, comic book creator Mark Millar has already turned his sights toward Kick-Ass 3, and bringing Dave Lizewski's () story arc to an end. Asked about a possible third installment and the conclusion of the series, Millar revealed:
Kick-Ass 3 is going to be the last one though. I told my agents this and they asked me, ‘What does that mean?’ I said, ‘It means that this is where it all ends.’ They said, ‘Do they all die at the end?’ I said, ‘Maybe’ – because this is a realistic superhero story. And if someone doesn’t have a bullet proof chest like Superman and doesn’t have Batman’s millions then eventually he is going turn around the wrong corner and get his head kicked in or get shot in the face [laughs]. So Kick-Ass needs to reflect that. There has to be something dramatic at the end, he cannot do this for the rest of his life. (via SFX)
The Kick-Ass narrative is based on the rise (and probable fall) of a regular joe and his deadened nerve endings, who suits up and becomes a crime fighter. In order for the series to maintain that sense of grounded realism, Kick-Ass and his crime-fighting team have to get a beat down. Whether that means someone getting killed off, or them retiring broken and alone, this story is not going to have a traditional happy ending.
Before we even get to Kick-Ass 3 through, we've got the second installment to look forward to, and from what I've read of the comics on which it's based, some seriously f**ked up stuff is about to happen to Kick-Ass and his crew.
Kick-Ass 2 hits theaters June 28.
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