Tagging Out

We complain about writers and directors being booted from movies and how the vision gets lost in the process but we forget that sometimes it’s for a good reason.

For instance, Jeff Wadlow did not in any way get the Kick-Ass story. If someone had looked over his shoulder and seen what he was up to early on during prep, maybe they could have gently guided him over to the corner to let him think about something else for a while and we could have gotten a sequel that was as smart and stylish as the original instead of being bludgeoned by the turd that Wadlow produced.

Many productions are troubled and there’s always interference from the studio, but it’s hard to tell if that flawed process is going to produce a Godfather or a Heaven’s Gate.

I think Matthew Vaughn was probably smart to pass on the Kick-Ass sequel but I’m equally glad to hear that he’s prepping to do both a Hit Girl/Big Daddy prequel and a Kick-Ass 3.

And I’m totally stoked to see Cage resume the role of Big Daddy, but I am wondering where they’re going to get a replacement for Chloe Grace Moretz.  She obviously won’t be able to play a pre-teen Hit Girl.  That’s going to be tough because part of the charm and magic of the first movie came from her performance.

Anyway, it’s good to hear that Vaughn isn’t “happily done” with the Kick-Ass story and that Kick-Ass 2 didn’t necessarily kill the franchise.

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