Machinima has officially released an exclusive clip from the upcoming film, Kick-Ass 2. The film is based on the comic book of the same name and “Hit-Girl,” both by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr., and is a sequel to the 2010 film Kick-Ass. The film was written and directed by Jeff Wadlow and co-produced by Matthew Vaughn, who directed the first film. It stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Jim Carrey. Continue reading
A brand new banner for the upcoming film, Kick-Ass 2, has just been revealed online by Universal. After the events of the first film. The insane bravery of Kick-Ass, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusader led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, played Jim Carrey. Our hero decides to join them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist, the role reprised by Christopher Mintz-Plasse, though reborn as The Mother F%&*^r. Only the blade-wielding Hit Girl, also reprised by Chloë Grace Moretz can prevent their annihilation. Continue reading
What’s more kick-ass than the Kick-Ass film? Hopefully the answer to that question is Kick-Ass 2.
The project began as a creator-owned comic book series of the same name written by superstar Mark Millar and illustrated by John Romita, Jr. Kick-Ass the comic, ran for 8 kick-ass issues and was published by Marvel Comics under the Icon imprint.
The film adaptation hit theaters thanks to LionsGate, in March of 2010. It was directed by Matthew Vaughn, also known for X-Men: First Class, and produced by Vaughn and A-List actor, Mr. Brad Pitt. Perhaps The Brad was also a fan of the comic series, eh?
It starred Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Dave Lizewski, who develops the alter ego, Kick-Ass, and the always funny Christopher Mintz-Plasse as The Red Mist. Of course Chloe Moretz, soon to star as Carey in the Stephen King-based re-make, was the much embattled Hit Girl. See, its one thing for a big bad gangster to beat up a child hero in a comic book, but the same scene on the big screen, and what you get is a scandal. Nicholas Cage played Big Daddy, Hit Girl’s father. He played such a controversial and somewhat insane character particularly well. He was believable, in my book, but then he often portrays crazy with special panache. Mark Strong was our lead villain, a member of organized crime. Well, that is, unless you consider his costumed son, The Red Mist, the primary antagonist.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, believe it or not, is a British actor, and he has gone on to star in a few high-profile films. He was the despicable character of Joe in Albert Nobbs, a picture with Oscar noms. He was Ben in the totally risque action-drama, Savages. And he’ll appear as Count Vronsky in Anna Karenina, opposite Keira Knightley and Jude Law beginning on 9 November in the USA.
Kick-Ass 2 is coming to a theater near you on June 28th, 2013. The Kick-Ass and Red Mist you know and love will return. That means Taylor-Johnson and Mintz-Plasse are back in the saddle again. Let’s take a look at the official synopsis.
Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010’s irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After Kick-Ass’ (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), reborn as The Mother F%&*^r, only the blade-wielding Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) can prevent their annihilation.
When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world’s first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she’s forced to retire, leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes.
Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world’s first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there’s only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all.
How can you not love it? The film comes from Universal John Leguizamo and Donald Faison also on the cast list.
Universal Pictures is in talks to make Kick-Ass 2, with Jeff Wadlow (Cry Wolf) directing his own screenplay. Mark Millar is also expected to write for the sequel, according to IMDb.com.
Kick-Ass, released in 2010, was based on the graphic novel of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. The first installment was directed by Matthew Vaughn. It made $28 million and grossed $48.1 million domestic and $103 million worldwide.
The previous director, Vaughn, cannot direct the sequel because he is committed to a follow-up to X-Men: First Class, but is fully supportive of the change, according to Deadline.com.
IMDB lists the sequel as Kick-Ass 2: Balls 2 the Wall. The comic book sequel also listed it as their working title before becoming simply, “Kick-Ass 2.”
It is not yet known whether original cast members Aaron Johnson (Dave Lizewski/Kick-Ass), Chloe Moretz (Mindy Macready/Hit-Girl) and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Chris D’Amico/Red Mist) will reprise their roles. Although they have all expressed interest in continuing the series.
No other details have been released.
For those interested in catching up before the sequel, the official plot synopsis of the original book follows.
Have you ever wanted to be a superhero? Dreamed of donning a mask and just heading outside to kick some ass? Well, this is the book for you – the comic that starts where other superhero books draw the line. Kick-Ass is realistic superheroes taken to the next level. Miss out and you’re an idiot! Wolverine: Enemy of the State’s team of Mark Millar (Civil War) and John Romita Jr. (World War Hulk) reunite for the best new book of the 21st century. This title collects Kick-Ass numbered 1-8.”
And the synopsis for Kick-Ass 2:
KICK-ASS is back, just as over-the-top as ever! As everybody’s favorite psychotic 11-year-old HIT GIRL trains KICK-ASS to be…well, a bad-ass, RED MIST gathers a team of super-villains to take them down! It’s super hero mayhem as only MARK MILLAR and JOHN ROMITA JR. can bring you!”
Both books are available at Amazon.com.