Millar told MTV, "We're probably about nine months away from production starting, at the earliest, because Matthew [Vaughn]'s got to do 'X-Men: First Class'... Matthew just wants to get 'X-Men' done next year, then hopefully we'll just go straight into 'Kick-Ass 2,' that's the plan."
Johnson, who played Dave Lizewski (aka Kick-Ass), said, "Mark Millar's very enthusiastic about it, yeah, definitely. I mean, I think he's sort of set it up for a second one, but it kind of goes through Matthew Vaughn, and what have you, and they're not going to make one any time soon.... The way I heard was that we were going to wait until, I don't know, and it's, you know, it's not any time soon, I don't think. They're going to hold off and wait for that anticipation, I suppose."
Mark Millar is also finishing up the comic book 'Nemesis,' which has already been acquired by Fox and will be directed by Tony Scott. When we asked if there was maybe a part for Johnson in 'Nemesis,' he replied, "He's doing tons, though. He's doing 'War Heroes' and, you know, 'Wanted 2,' I thought they were going to film, but they obviously haven't done that yet. I don't know. It's just another one that's out there that everyone's like [talking about]."
When we asked him if there was a script for 'Kick-Ass 2,' he said there wasn't and that he hadn't seen anything, even though he talks to director Matthew Vaughn regularly.
Despite his name being bandied about in conjunction with superhero projects like the 'Spider-Man' reboot or 'X-Men: First Class,' Johnson isn't terrifically interested in playing superheroes. "Really, to me, I feel 'Kick-Ass' was, you know -- and it's quite funny because 'Kick-Ass' was all about, you know, sort of playing on [the stereotypes] of 'Batman' and 'Spider-Man,' all those sort of things -- so I don't know. Not really... If something comes around, fine, I'd love it, but these few years [have been] all about comic book movies nowadays."