‘Kick-Ass 2’ To Begin Production In 2011?

The comics world was buzzing today with the news of “Kick-Ass” and “Wanted” co-creator Mark Millar’s plans to launch a new U.K. comics magazine titled “CLiNT” that will feature original comics and comics-related content.

Not only did Millar promise to kick off the sequel to his “Kick-Ass” comic in the first issue of CLiNT, but there was also mention of a film sequel, too.

According to the official statement, “’Kick-Ass 2: Balls To The Wall’ has been scheduled for production in 2011 for a 2012 cinema release, but fans of the first movie can find out what happens two years in advance by picking up CLiNT.”

Along with the “Kick-Ass” comic sequel, British television host Jonathan Ross and stand-up comedian Frankie Boyle will also contribute original content to the magazine, which will have its first issue hit shelves September 2 in the U.K.

Over on Bleeding Cool (which broke the news about the project well ahead of today’s announcement), there’s some speculation regarding other contributors (including former “Doctor Who” lead writer Russell T. Davies) who might factor into upcoming CLiNT features.

“This isn’t aimed at comic stores (though I’m delighted if comic stores want to stock), but instead aimed at the huge potential of a UK mass market, the like of which hasn’t really been reached in a generation,” wrote Millar on his website. “It’s going to be a massive venture and one aimed almost entirely at the UK. If people in the US want a copy that’s great, but this is being put together with casual British readers in mind, a combination of comic-books, interviews and features for 16-30 year old men.”

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