During an interview with Joblo to promote the home entertainment release of Kingsman: The Secret Service, writer Mark Millar provided an update on several Millarworld projects headed to the big screen in Starlight, Chrononauts and Kindergarten Heroes, as well as the long-rumorued Hit Girl solo movie.
“The next two [movies] that I think will be moving forward pretty quickly are Starlight and Chrononauts, I think they’ll probably be made at the same time as Kingsman 2, if not even before,” states Millar. “I think Starlight‘s screenplay is finished now, it was written by Gary Whitta, he finished the screenplay a couple of weeks back and we’re just moving forward now looking for a director. Chrononauts, there’s one of the actors already and we’re just looking for the second guy. Those two I think are the most likely to be the next two out, and then we should have another three ready to roll next year as well.”
“[Kindergarten Heroes] is over at Fox, I’m executive producing,” he continued. “About two, three weeks ago, Carter Blanchard, the screenwriter, handed in a new draft of it, so that’s just up to Fox now. That’s going to be interesting, because my stuff is generally R-rated, and I do love the idea of mixing it up a little. I love Quentin Tarantino, but I love Steven Spielberg, as well. So I love the idea of something like Starlight, or Chrononauts, something that’s a big family-friendly adventure, and Kindergarten Heroes would be the most overt of those. I’ve got all these children, and I can never take them to any of my movies, I feel terrible, I feel like the worst dad in the world! [Laughs] At least with Kindergarten Heroes, they could probably play parts in the movie, you know?”
And finally, Millar also addressed the potential Hit Girl solo movie, stating that: “I love the idea of there being Hit Girl movies, it has to be the right story though. We have a crazy idea for it, and every now and then I think, is this too crazy? Because it’s kind of insane. Would the world accept this? It makes Kick-Ass look like Finding Nemo. Matthew and I have chatted about it in the pub, and it’s fine in the pub, but when we’re being interviewed two years later, is it going to be terrifying? So I don’t know, it seems a fun thing, though. It’s funny, because Hit Girl was slightly pre-dated by about a year, before those kick-ass action heroine characters like The Hunger Games and Hanna and those kinds of things came along. And now I feel is a great time for her, so it could be really interesting.”