EXCLUSIVE: 'Kick-Ass' Director Matthew Vaughn Not Attached To Mark Millar's 'American Jesus'

But is Vaughn really helming another Millar property? Not necessarily, said the director.

"I'm not [attached], actually," Vaughn told MTV News. "I've been talking to Mark, helping him with it, but people sort of read between the lines with that."

The original scoop that Millar and Vaughn would team up for "American Jesus" was originally announced in The Hollywood Reporter, the outlet that recently identified the three frontrunners for "Green Lantern."

However, Vaughn's comments come into direct conflict with the notion that "American Jesus" would be the filmmaker's "next directing vehicle" as reported. In fact, Vaughn said that he doesn't have any post-"Kick-Ass" plans in the works, and likely won't until he's finished working on the comic book adaptation.

"I'm currently a one-man, one-movie sort of guy," he explained. "So until I have a locked picture [with 'Kick-Ass'], then I'll start thinking about what I'm going to do next."

When all is said and done, then, Vaughn could conceivably helm an adaptation of Millar's "American Jesus" -- but for now, considering that deal a certainty is nothing short of blasphemy.

Should Vaughn and Millar continue their creative relationship with "Kick-Ass," or is there another comic book franchise that better suits the director? Give us your opinions in the comments section!

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