In 2017, Netflix won the jackpot by acquiring a large part of Millarworld, aka. the comics universe created by Mark Millar. With the deal, the platform and writer are now free to poke around the imaginary world on the hunt for epic series ideas.
That said, some of his creations – like Kick-Ass, for example – weren't part of the contract. But that hasn't stopped Millar from wanting to bring the daredevil vigilante to the small screen.
Turns out, the Kick-Ass creator is currently planning a reboot series around the character. But this time around, there's a new hero in town. In the latest comic, released today, February 14, Dave Lizewski has passed on the torch to a black woman called Patience Lee. More experienced than Dave, the mother and veteran spends her time taking down the criminals of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
"I got this feeling a while back that there are tonnes of white characters in comics, wouldn’t be interesting to have some who weren’t white?", the screenwriter explained to Yahoo Movies UK. "I’ve created Asian, Indian, and African-American characters like Patience but superhero comics, up until a while back, really looked like a country club. It was weird."
Busy on all fronts, Millar has apparently already approached Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok) to play a live-action Patience Lee. Fingers crossed someone's keen to pick up what sounds like an awesome series soon. In the meantime, you can always rewatch the offbeat adventures of Dave Lizewski in the first two Kick-Ass movies.