‘Kick-Ass and Kingsman filmmaker Matthew Vaughn of Marv Films is setting up Marv Studios, he has told UK movie magazine Empire.
Under that banner, the director-producer is planning a reboot of the action-comedy Kick-Ass series and hinted that Patience Lee, the African-American single mother who assumes the vigilante mantle in Mark Millar’s comics could be the character primed to take center stage in the movie. Also in discussion is a stand alone Hit-Girl feature. “We’re going to reboot Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl,” Vaughn said in the interview. “Look what Mark Millar is doing with the comic for clues.”
Obviously let’s forget the about the actually creator Mark Millar, whose rolling around in mountains of Netflix money. So major delusions of grandeur to set up a studio rebooting a VERY recent series from a VERY active creator. Especially as Millar has just rebooted the comic series. Will Vaughn take material from the new series? Or is he going to pull away from the comics. Seems like Vaughn is missing the point of the Millarworld success, the Millar bit!
A third Kingman film has been in the pipeline for a while but now comes news that a spin-off titled Kingsman: The Great Game will explore the spy organization in the early 1900s. The two films will shoot back-to-back, apparently.
Also on the way is an eight-hour Kingsman TV show, and a Statesman film following the world of Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges and Halle Berry’s American agents.
Marv Studios is currently co-producing Paramount’s Elton John biopic Rocketman, which as we reported has Taron Egerton starring for director Dexter Fletcher. We reached out to Marv for confirmation of their big plans but have yet to hear back.’