Kick-Ass 2 is an upcoming superhero film based on a comic book by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. This new film is a sequel to the Kick-Ass film released in 2010. Kick-Ass 2’s story follows the events that follows after the first film. This time around, people start putting on masks and fighting crime. One of these folks, Colonel Stars and Stripes (played by Jim Carrey) forms a team and asks for Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson)’ help to join them in their cause. Hit-Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) on the other hand is trying to live a normal life after giving up her superhero title and Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) is planning his revenge on Kick-Ass for his father’s death. Fighting crime will definitely become more hilarious and full of new adventure this August. Check out the latest buzz for Kick-Ass 2 below:
“Kick-Ass 2 Not Your Typical Sequel
(CNN) — Universal Pictures debuted new footage from the upcoming film “Kick-Ass 2″ during a panel at San Diego Comic-Con. The stylized, violent clip introduced fans to the sequel’s aesthetic and revealed several new characters, including Colonel Stars and Stripes, played by Jim Carrey.
Although Carrey — who has withdrawn his support for the film over the violence – was not on hand, Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Red Mist) and director-screenwriter Jeff Wadlow spoke with the convention-goers. Chloe Grace Moretz, who plays fan favorite Hit-Girl, made a special appearance via satellite to discuss her character’s arc.
The cast and director didn’t reveal too much about the film’s actual plot, although it was clear from the footage that Hit-Girl’s path takes her to high school and deals with her issues following the death of her father (played by Nicolas Cage) in the first “Kick-Ass” film.
“That was a big, interesting arc that Jeff had the smart idea of putting in the movie,” Moretz said. “Hit-Girl decides to give up her life of crime. She goes to high school, and what she realizes is that whether it’s a drug dealer on the streets and a murder or a bad girl at school who is hating on these kids, she has to bring justice to the situation. She realizes she and Hit-Girl are the same person. It could also really touch young teenagers, because it’s what they’re going through in school.”
For Taylor-Johnson, the sequel was an opportunity to pick up where he left off with his character. The only major difference, he said, is that he has been doing a lot of one-armed push-ups to bulk up this time around.
“It felt like a natural progression,” Taylor-Johnson said of the sequel. “For my character, what’s nice is that he hasn’t changed at all since the first one. It’s always been a conversation about when are we going to do the second one. I got a call from (producer) Matthew Vaughn saying, ‘I’ve got someone really great who’s written a fantastic script and I’d like you to read it and see what you think.’ And it was a page-turner. He took these characters through a wild journey that was really complex. It took these characters to a whole new level.”
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Kick-Ass 2 is directed by Jeff Wadlow and is scheduled to have a wide release on August 16th 2013.
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