Moving on, as recently reported, talks are already underway with cast members Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse to reprise their roles in the black comedy superhero film that grossed $48 million domestically and $96 million globally back in 2010. This time Universal, not Lionsgate, the distributor of the first film, are financing the picture.
Deadline advances the story an inch. Evidently Nicolas Cage, who (big spoiler if you haven't seen the film already) died in the original film, may return in the form of a cameo, which we would assume would be flashbacks (though Cage's people claim he hasn't received an offer yet). More comforting for fans of this series is that Johnson is also likely returning. Apparently since none of the cast had sequel options, negotiations had to be struck from scratch which led to rumors that he and some of the rest of the heroes in the film would need to be recast. That's apparently not the case, though nothing appears to be official at the moment.
Original helmer Matthew Vaughn isn’t returning to direct, instead having jumped ship to the "X-Men: First Class" franchise. Instead, lesser known filmmaker Jeff Wadlow ("Cry_Wolf," "Never Back Down") is shooting the picture based off a script he wrote himself. There are several other roles for new characters, presumably those that appeared in the "Kick Ass 2: Balls To The Wall" comic-book, such as Mother Russia, Cleopatra, Marcus Williams, Katie Deauxma and possibly members of the group Justice Forever. Guess we'll find out soon who will be slotting those roles.