Speaking of movies that were moved back to February here’s a new trailer for _Kingsman: The Secret Service_.
Colin Firth starring, Matthew Vaughan directed movie about a master spy recruiting and teaching a new young spy? Yup.
2010’s Kick-ass was a movie not without problems, but what problems it had were easy to forget because it was actually fun. It melded over the top violence and profanity with an upbeat and optimistic “holy shit we’re superheroes” tone which gave the movie a unique energy, and a couple of brilliant casting moves made the whole endeavor…. well _fun_ really is the operative word here.
It’s 3 years later both in our world and theirs and Kick-Ass 2 is here and you know what? It holds up pretty well!
Good news everyone! Check out this tweet from Mark Millar:
Just off the phone with Fox and some excellent news – Matthew Vaughn is producing Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot!
— Mark Millar (@mrmarkmillar) February 22, 2013
Matthew Vaughn is probably currently known as the guy who directed _X-Men: First Class_ and _Kick-Ass_ and _Layer Cake_, but he also produced all of Guy Ritchies early/good stuff (_Snatch_, _Lock Stock_, etc).
Josh Trank proved he can do superheroes with _Chronicle_, and with a solid producer behind him with a history in the genre? There’s no reason not to be pretty damn excited.