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Kick-Ass 3 has offered its first preview.
The writer has promised that the third outing of Dave Lizewski will be his last.
"It's all about a rite of passage. It's about a kid whose mum has died and he's not really that enchanted with the real world. He's become absorbed in this fantasy world of comics but he's taken it to the next level and gets dressed up as these characters."
He also said that, if the title were to continue in any form, it would star Big Daddy and be set before the events of the first series.
"Kick-Ass 3 is definitely the end of everybody's story, but there »
Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl’s blockbuster return for the Last Ever story arc of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr’s mega-selling series. Hit-Girl’s in jail, leaving Kick-Ass to lead the superhero team of Justice Forever. Their first mission: Bust Hit-Girl out of the clink. But superheroes have now been outlawed, leaving Kick-Ass to dodge both cops And criminals. For the first time since donning the costume, Kick-Ass is beginning to have his doubts. Is he now in too deep to get out? The phenomenal follow-up to the Kick-Ass 2 movie coming this June. Issue #1 features six different covers by the industry’s biggest artists, all available for order. Each cover will feature a different character, and when all six covers are linked, a special message will be revealed. Kick-ass 3 #1 Written by Mark Millar Pencils & Cover by John Romita Jr. »
Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown…and that goes double for the cowl! Kick-Ass is now leading the reformed superhero team Justice Forever...just in time to face some terrifying new foes. But there’s dissension in the Jf ranks; will he be able to fend off a coup with Hit-Girl still in prison? Meanwhile, a broken Red Mist gets some tough love from Mommie Dearest. Click on the image below to view the full-size version. Kick-ass 3 #2 Written by Mark Millar Pencils & Cover by John Romita Jr. Variant Cover by Duncan Fegredo The first issue of Kick-Ass 3 goes on sale in three weeks. The final order cut off for that is Monday morning, so you'd best contact your local comic book store Asap if you want to get your hands on a copy. Jeff Waldow's big screen adaptation of the second volume (as well as the Hit-Girl limited »
John Romita Jr. is an icon in the comic book realm, a legendary artist whose credits over the course of his esteemed tenure have included stints on books like The Avengers, The Uncanny X-Men and The Amazing Spider-Man. Recently, however, Romita’s name has been linked to an offbeat comic he co-created with Mark Millar, and Hollywood’s successfully edgy adaptation of said materials. Romita and Millar birthed Kick-Ass, the well-intentioned by unprepared costumed teenager personified by Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the surprise hit of 2010. Romita and Millar’s grungy comic environments were a welcome antidote to the big-studio superhero efforts of hr recent past, and the movie connected with audiences who prefer darker humor in their...
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We just barely learned that Colin Firth is going to headline Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class co-writer/director Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming Mark Millar comic book adaptation, The Secret Service, and now reports are in that the Oscar-winning actor is also making plans to co-headline Woody Allen’s currently-untitled followup project to his Summer 2013 release, Blue Jasmine.
The Woodmeister returned to his native U.S. shores to shoot Blue Jasmine, which is a comedy about a New York housewife (Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett) who must deal with “the final stages of an acute crisis.” Per usual for a Woody Allen project, the cast includes big names like Alec Baldwin and comedians Andrew Dice Clay and Louis C.K., in addition to such credible supporting talent as Michael Stuhlbarg (Boardwalk Empire), Peter Sarsgaard (Click to continue reading Colin Firth to Star Opposite Emma Stone in New Woody Allen Movie
- Sandy Schaefer
The actor is in line to star in the Kick-Ass director's new project for his first comic-book movie
The Oscar-winning British actor is in line to play the uncle of the main character, a young tearaway from the mean streets of London recruited into a British spy school that turns out suave and sophisticated young agents in the vein of 007. Scottish writer Mark Millar, who wrote the six-issue comic book, has described the setup as "James Bond meets My Fair Lady". The Hollywood Reporter says Firth's character recruits his nephew into the service.
As well as directing, Vaughn has co-written the screenplay for the film with regular collaborator Jane Goldman. The trio worked together on the well-received 2010 superhero movie Kick-Ass, based onMillar's comic book of the same name. The Secret Service »
- Ben Child
Colin Firth has had a busy week and it's only Tuesday. Late Sunday night, Latino Review reported that Firth had grabbed one of the lead roles in Matthew Vaughn's "The Secret Service," an adaptation of Mark Millar's spy comic book. Firth would play Uncle Jack in the film, a dashing MI6 agent not unlike James Bond who mentors his ne'er-do-well nephew, Gary. (No word yet on who will play Gary, but expect numerous young stars to be considered for the part).
Then on Monday night, Deadline.com reported that Firth will star opposite Emma Stone in Woody Allen's next feature. (Pause here for jokes about Firth romancing Stone.) No plot details are available just yet, but it would be the first time Firth and Allen have worked together.
All good news for Firth fans, except then there's this: In an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times, Firth threw »
- Christopher Rosen
Joe Carnahan has entered talks to direct Sugar Bandits.
The film centres around Iraq War veteran Neal Maven, who is facing a life of menial jobs in Boston.
He teams up with some other soldiers to break up a gang of local drug dealers and steal their money.
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Emma Stone is already lined up to star in Woody Allen's follow-up to Blue Jasmine, which hits theaters on July 26, and now reports have Colin Firth making room in his schedule as well. Word is the film will shoot in the South of France and I expect with casting taking place now that would mean shooting would begin this summer. In addition to this news, Firth is also the first to be cast in Matthew Vaughn's new film The Secret Service based on the comic from "Kick-Ass" creators, Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, The Secret Service follows a veteran secret agent who leads a young protege into the shadowy business. Deadline »
- Brad Brevet
Hello. How are you? I’m fine, cheers. First off this week, I’d like to thank the brilliant and talented Mark Allen for stepping in and manfully writing this column for the last couple of instalments whilst I’ve been swanning around northern Europe (if you’re ever looking for comics in Berlin, by the way, check out Grober Unfug Comics). Mark and I are planning to collaborate more on this column and hopefully he’ll be adding his contributions once I’ve sent this Word doc over to him via the power of electronic mail. This flagrant use of cutting edge technology leads me nicely onto my first title…
24th April 2013 – Spoilers!
The Manhattan Projects #11, Jonathan Hickman, Nick Pitarra, Image Comics
If you have a level of dedication worthy only of the most discerning of psychopathic stalkers to my writing on the internet, you may be aware that »
- Jack Kirby
As a director, Matthew Vaughn hasn.t really given us any great movies so much as he.s created some pretty great moments within okay movies. Layer Cake is the most rewatchable of his four films, and mostly for the acting. The actors are generally what keep his films alive, and there.s no denying that truly great performers keep working with him. Now that casting has begun on The Secret Service, Vaughn.s upcoming adaptation of Mark Millar and Dave Gibbon.s comic series, the first example of his killer casting abilities has shown itself. Latino Review reports Colin Firth will lend his Oscar winning thespianism to The Secret Service in one of the film.s lead roles. Firth, who is currently starring in the BitTorrent-sponsored dramedy Arthur Newman, is usually the quintessential Brit in the films he stars in . genially stoic and romantic without bullshit attached . so this »
The film is based on a Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons comic book of the same name, which Vaughn has experience in, having directed Kick-ass. Vaughn co-wrote the screenplay with Jane Goldman, and will direct the project through Marv Films.
The project is described as “…about a James Bond superspy who works for MI6 and takes his slacker nephew under his wing. Named ‘Uncle Jack’ in the comic, he mentors his nephew Gary in tradecraft in the hopes that Gary can change and become an MI6 agent. Per Mark Millar, ‘This is James Bond meets My Fair Lady.’”
It’s heading for an August 14th, 2014 release date. Expect more news soon, including if they can get Mark Hamill to appear as himself, »
- Andy Greene
With "Kick-Ass 2" aiming for a August 16 release date, yet another Mark Millar property is headed to the big screen. "The Secret Service" is in the works with a script written by Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman, and the film has reportedly already found its leading man.
According to Latino Review, Colin Firth is in talks for the lead role of Uncle Jack in the new movie. Keep in mind that this news isn't officially confirmed, but it seems pretty likely that it will pan out. The Hollywood Reporter is also backing up the report.
Production on "The Secret Service" is slated to begin in August, so casting developments should start being announced soon. Matthew Vaughn will direct "The Secret Service" just like he did "Kick-Ass," and the release date is slated for November 14, 2014.
"The Secret Service" film is said to stick close to the plot of the comic book, »
- Terri Schwartz
Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn is prepping up to shoot his next film, The Secret Service, which is an adaptation of the comic book that he and Mark Millar created. Latino Review reports that Vaughn and co-writer Jane Goldman have completed the script and that they have cast Oscar winner Colin Firth in the lead role of super spy, Uncle Jack.
The Secret Service has been described as Vaughn and Millar's version of Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D. The story follows a James Bond-type super spy named Uncle Jack who works for MI6. He ends up taking his slacker nephew Gary under his wing, and mentors him in tradecraft in the hopes that Gary can change and become an MI6 agent.
It was also previously reported that Mark Hamill had joined the cast of the film as well. Firth actually confirmed the news himself in a previous interview with rogersmovienation. »
- Joey Paur
Last month, 20th Century Fox emerged bloodied but victorious in the battle for the rights to make Mark Millar’s latest comic adaptation The Secret Service, with Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn in the big chair. No casting was announced at the time, but that has now changed, with Colin Firth in talks to star.The man who scored an Oscar for his dramatic work in The King’s Speech has proved adept at comedy, but hasn’t really shown much interest in comic book movies before. Still, the pedigree of this one, along with the chance to work with Vaughn, has him lured. As does, we suspect, the chance to conquer another genre.Firth is set to play Jack, a suave, sophisticated, old school spy who decides that his rough-and-ready, street-smart nephew might just be what the agency needs to deal with a celebrity kidnap crime. Uncle Jack therefore aims to train him up, »
One look at Oscar-winner Colin Firth's resume and the role of a super spy instantly becomes both intriguing and puzzling. The Latino Review's El Mayimbe dropped word last night that Firth has signed on to Fox's adaptation of Mark Millar's comic book series The Secret Service. The six-issue series recently wrapped up its storyline. The series follows a super spy working for MI6 who takes his slacker nephew Gary under his wing in hopes of changing his life and molding him into an MI6 agent. A November 14, 2014 release date has already been secured for the film which has Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn in place to direct. The script closely follows the comic, which, aside from the "Uncle Jack" and Gary storyline includes a subplot about...
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The film is based upon Mark Millar (Kick Ass, Wanted) and Dave Gibbons’ (Watchmen) comic of the same name and will be Vaughn’s second collaboration with Millar following their enormous success with 2010’s Kick Ass.
Oscar winner for The King’s Speech, Firth recently played a spy in 2011’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Here he will play a veteran super-spy and James Bond-type named Uncle Jack who trains up his slacker nephew Gary to become his successor. The plot of the comic involves Jack and Gary investigating a series of celebrity kidnappings, among them Mark Hamill and Ridley Scott, though it’s unconfirmed yet whether either will actually appear in the movie. Vaughn and Miller certainly have suggested in the past they want Hamill to be involved.
Incidentally, Gary was originally »
- Noel Thorne
News Glen Chapman 30 Apr 2013 - 06:12
Matthew Vaughn's adaptation of Mark Millar's comic book The Secret Service is set to go start filming in August ahead of its release date of November 14th 2014. The script is by Vaughn and Jane Goldman, so it's the same creative team behind Kick-Ass, which is certainly a good sign indeed.
The story follows a MI6 super spy named Uncle Jack who takes his slacker nephew, Gary, under his wing. The hope? That he can find some motivation to become a super spy like his uncle, and who would pass up a chance like that? Millar describes The Secret Service as “...James Bond meets My Fair Lady.”
With the film so close to production the casting process has started and Colin Firth »
The Oscar-winning King’s Speech actor Colin Firth is set to go into uncharted territory with his first leading role in an action tentpole, Matthew Vaughn‘s adaptation of Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons‘ comic book series, The Secret Service. Vaughn co-wrote the script with Jane Goldman in the same fashion as he adapted Millar’s comic Kick-Ass. Described as ‘James Bond meets My Fair Lady,’ Firth would play the uncle should a deal get made. Vaughn was previously intended to pair Firth with Aaron Johnson, but it looks like only Firth will be involved due to scheduling. The plot centers on a ‘London hoodlum who is recruited...
- Nick Martin
The Oscar-winning actor will play Uncle Jack, an MI6 spy who takes his nephew Gary under his wing to teach him the ropes, in hopes the youngster will change his ways and become an MI6 agent. The role of Gary has yet to be cast. Mark Millar described the story as a cross between James Bond and My Fair Lady.
Matthew Vaughn is directing from a screenplay he wrote with Jane Goldman, based on the Mark Millar comic book series. Our report from last month revealed that Fox is putting this project on the fast track, with an August production start date tentatively scheduled.
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