UPDATE: Christopher Mintz-Plasse told Hall H attendees on Friday morning (13) that he will reprise his role in Marv Films’ action sequel, adding that “hopefully” it will commence production in September.

Lionsgate released Kick-Ass in North America in April 2010 and the film grossed $48m and approximately twice that amount worldwide. The studio has no involvement with the sequel and representatives of the franchise had not confirmed the production start date at time of writing.

Mintz-Plasse was talking during the panel for ParaNorman, Laika Entertainment’s follow-up to Coraline that is scheduled to open in North America on Aug 17 through Focus Features.

Fellow cast-members Anna Kendrick and Kodi Smit-McPhee, whose voice has clearly dropped since he voiced the lead, were also on hand with British directors Chris Butler and Sam Fell and producer and Laika CEO Travis Knight.

Butler said he spent the past 16 years writing the screenplay “on and off” until production got underway three years ago. “The idea was John Carpenter meets John Hughes,” Butler said.

Knight confirmed Laika would announce its next stop-motion project in a few months but declined to go into specifics when asked by an attendee.