Despite the lackluster box office performance of "Kick-Ass 2," fans of the action-adventure film series may still get to see Dave Lizewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and his superhero friends back on screen.
A report from Movie Pilot indicated that a "Kick-Ass 3" is certainly on its way, in fact it's on its "early planning stages." However, fans won't get to see a conventional sequel to the 2013 film.
According to the publication, a standalone "Hit-Girl" movie may come first. Providing this intel was producer Matthew Vaughn himself, who hopes that putting Chloe Grace Moretz's iconic, purple-haired Hit-Girl in the spotlight will restore the faith of fans who were disappointed with the second movie.
"What we have to do is, we've got to do the First Class to the Kick-Ass world. We lost a few fans on Kick-Ass 2. It wasn't as loved as one would've hoped," he told KDramaStars. "So we have this idea for a Hit-Girl prequel. It's a really strong, really simple prequel where I think we can regain the love and the passion."
"If that happens, I'm pretty sure I can persuade Aaron and Chloe to come back and finish the story of Kick-Ass with Kick-Ass 3 ... Mark [Millar] and I have already plotted Hit Girl. We have to get the script done next. It's so far out there, you have no idea," Vaughn explained.
The prequel, however, won't necessarily headline Moretz as the titular character. Movie Pilot explained that McCready was already in her early adult age in the first two films.
"Any kind of Hit-Girl prequel would require a much younger actress to take the reins," the site speculated.
Meanwhile, Vaughn wants to see the film getting helmed by the likes of "The Raid" director Gareth Evans.
"We spoke about it to Gareth Evans a couple of years ago. I'd get someone like that, a really bold, clever director. Most of it is set in the far east," he added.