R-Rated Superhero Franchise Getting Reboot From Original Director

By Douglas Helm | Updated

Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass came at the perfect time in superhero cinema history, closely following hits like Iron Man and The Dark Knight. With the burgeoning MCU, it was a fresh take on the superhero genre that gave us plenty of comedy with our kinetic superhero action. Fans have long been waiting for the possibility of Kick-Ass 3, and now Vaughn has given everyone hope after a recent interview with Collider where he revealed a script is halfway done.

It’s A Reboot

Matthew Vaughn indicated that Kick-Ass 3 is being actively worked on and said that it’s almost more of a reboot or reinvention than a sequel. Speaking about the script for the film, Vaughn said, “We’re halfway through it,” adding, “This is taking that whole concept to a worthy…not even a sequel, because I think it’s just a whole new way of doing Kick-Ass, which couldn’t be more Kick-Ass.” It’s hard to pinpoint precisely what Vaughn means by this, but it’s safe to say that fans will be on board with more of the Kick-Ass franchise in any form we can get it.

The Third Film In Another Trilogy

What makes it even more confusing is that Matthew Vaughn also revealed that Kick-Ass 3 will be the third entry in a trilogy that starts with the upcoming film School Fight. Furthermore, a film currently in production that Vaughn referred to as Vram will be the second film in the trilogy. 

Vaughn explained, “The trilogy will be School Fight, this movie, let’s call it Vram for the time being, and then Kick-Ass, and they’re all connected.” So, it seems that Vaughn is building a cinematic interconnected universe of some sort, and the upcoming films School Fight and Vram will be our entry point into the next Kick-Ass movie. 

The Film Will Be A Commentary On Superhero Movies


It will be very interesting to see how Matthew Vaughn brings Kick-Ass 3 together and how the film will subvert expectations as the original did. The film was an anomaly when it was released, but there has since been more subversive superhero content like The Boys and Deadpool, so Kick-Ass 3 will undoubtedly be entering a world that is even more saturated with superhero content. However, it seems Vaughn is prepared for this, as he previously said the new film will “do a commentary on pre-Kick Ass, post-Kick Ass.”

Argylle Is Matthew Vaughn’s Next Film

Kick-Ass 3 seems a long way off at this point, but Matthew Vaughn is staying busy otherwise. Vaughn will be kicking off 2024 with his new film Argylle, which sees a spy novelist wrapped up in a plot that strangely mirrors the books she writes. The film stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, Dua Lipa, Ariana DeBose, John Cena, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Kick-Ass 3 Is A Long Way Off

We’ll have to wait patiently and see how Matthew Vaughn handles bringing Kick-Ass 3 into the cultural milieu. In the meantime, check out Vaughn’s upcoming spy film Argylle, set to hit theaters on February 2. School Fight and the tentatively titled Vram don’t have release dates yet, but we’ll keep you updated on these films and anything related to Kick-Ass.

Source: Collider