One tidbit from The New Republic's profile of writer Mark Millar in which he said he didn't really "think it matters" whether a bad guy rapes someone in a comic is some elaboration on why the infamous gang-rape scene from he and John Romita Jr.'s Kick-Ass 2was cut from the film. Also cut, apparently, a scene in which a dog is killed.
According to the film's director, Jeff Wadlow, moviegoers don't need those scenes like comic readers do, because he's working with real people rather than drawings. See his full quote, along with comments from star Christopher Mintz-Plasse, after the jump.
In an article posted on The New Republic's website about his controversial body of work, Mark Millar -- the writer of Jupiter's Legacy, Kick-Ass, The Authority, and Superman: Red Son -- was asked about the many depictions of rape in his comics. The writer, whose attitudes toward rape in comics have been called into question in the past, said simply: "I don't really think it matters."
Of late, Mark Millar seems quite interested in making movies. And I, for one, encourage him in this goal. But as his writing has skewed even more towards over-the-top action scenes and a number of his original titles have been turned into successful films, I can't help but get the sense that Millar has started to move past comics. And
Yesterday, Mark Millar (co-creator of "Kick-Ass" and "Wanted") announced not only that a comic book sequel to "Kick-Ass" is coming this September, but that the second movie -- "Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall" -- is scheduled to begin production in 2011 and will be released in theaters in 2012. While there were few other details, Millar promised "fans of the movie can find out what happens
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