Kick-Ass 2 has been greenlit, according to Mark Millar

By Meredith Woerner at io9
Even though comic book movie Kick-Ass didn’t do so well in the theaters, the DVD sales were pretty good. So good, in fact, that the graphic novel’s writer, Mark Millar, says the next movie has been greenlit.

While we’re pumped for another awesome Kick-Ass film, we’re urging everyone to take Millar’s word with a giant grain of salt. An AICN commenter heard Millar on the radio claiming that Kick-Ass 2, the movie, was good to go.

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Jonathan Liebesman Given Thankless Task of ‘Clash of the Titans 2’

via I Watch Stuff
Despite no one really caring for it all that much, Clash of the Titans‘s mix of Sam Worthington, CGI and an afterthought of 3-D was somehow enticing enough for it to make nearly half-a-billion dollars worldwide, so, no surprise, we’re getting a second one. But who will accept the chore of making a big-budget sequel to an immediately shrugged off would-be franchise? The director of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, obviously. After what the Hollywood Reporter claims were a full summer of negotiations, Jonathan Liebesman was finally offered enough money to take the job of directing the film. Godspeed.

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The Summer Sci-Fi Movie Awards

By Peter Hall at
Welcome to the first-ever batch of MindFood Sci-Fi Movie Awards, where I assign completely arbitrary awards (henceforth known as MindFoodies) in categories I’ve just made up to signify how I’ll always remember a film. Now that the summer movie season is over, it’s a perfect time to look back and hand out some newly minted, yet still largely irreverent, MindFoodies to all the theatrical sci-fi(ish) films that came out between May and September.

Best Reminder That Mickey Rourke Is Insane – Iron Man 2

Iron Man 2 could have easily stood to lose 20 minutes of non-action, but even with its flabby midsection intact, I still wound up having more fun with it than I did the first film (yes, I know I’m in the minority here). Jon Favreau’s superb augmenting of practical effects with CGI is, once again, top notch; Downey Jr. is just as roguishly charming as he was the first time out; Sam Rockwell is hilariously scummy; and Scarlett Johansson kicks a surprising amount of ass in it. But for me the truly memorable addition was none other than Mickey Rourke. That accent, those tattoos, his dreadlocks, the freakin’ cockatoo — the man lives in a different world than the rest of us, and I love that we’re seeing that personality bleed from off camera to on (he took it to an even more “WTF is he doing?” level in The Expendables).

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Do you think Kick-Ass 2 should be made? What about Clash of the Titans 2? What was your favorite movie of the summer?