‘Kick-Ass 2′ Featurette: Superheroes & Supervillain Lairs

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In this crowded summer that has already seen the next evolution of Iron Man and Superman – with Wolverine on deck – it’s sometimes hard to remember that Kick-Ass 2 is waiting in the wings to once again subvert the superhero genre with a dark and twisted tale about one boy’s quest to become a real-life crime-fighting vigilante.

Today we have a new behind-the-scenes look at the production of Kick-Ass 2. The director of the first film, Matthew Vaughn, is not writing or directing the sequel (those honors go to Cry_Wolf director Jeff Wadlow), but it’s been clear ever since the first Kick-Ass 2 red-band trailer was released that Wadlow at least understands the perversely subversive humor of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.’s comic book.

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This sequel sees Dave “Kick-Ass” Lizewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Mindy “Hit-Girl” Macready (Chloe Moretz) trying to move on with life and acclimate to teenage normality. Meanwhile, Chris D’Amico (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) steps into his deceased father’s footsteps and begins a criminal empire, with the explicit goal of making Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl pay for ever hurting his family. Hit-Girl and Kick-Ass in turn recruit a squad of superheroes to help defend the city – but the forces of “The Mother F*cker” may be to powerful to stop.

In the above featurette (courtesy of MTV), we can see some of the celebrity casting they’ve done for the sequel, including Scrubs star Donald Faison as “Doctor Gravity” and what looks to be a scene-stealing performance by Jim Carrey as “Colonel Stars and Stripes.” We also get a bit of rehash from Mortez and Johnson (who is looking a bit tired of the role, in my own opinion) about where the “heart” of the story is.  But is heart what people love about the Kick-Ass franchise? Personally, I’ve always thought it was the outrageousness of Millar and Romita Jr.’s work – which, again, has been proven to be alive and well, if Kick-Ass 2 trailers are anything to judge by.


Kick-Ass 2 will be in theaters on August 16, 2013.

Source: MTV

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  1. He doesn’t look tired of the role, he looks tired from filming like he just got done with a strenuous action scene.

  2. He said she’s from Germany when she has a hammer and sickle on her outfit in several places and her name is “Mother Russia”…..

    • Haha.. Yeah she’s ex-Spetsnaz… Maybe Christopher should have read the source material….

  3. Yeah, I don’t put much stock in the intelligence of the MTV crowd (TM).

    • What did they say?

      Video is unavailable in the UK apparently. But yes, I agree with you, MTV crowd isn’t something I pay much attention to. They worship Rihanna as an incredible artist when she seems like a dumbass and they watch stuff like Jersey Shore and Seth Rogen movies.

  4. It’s not crowded at all! Was that a complaint, Kofi?

  5. At 1:34 Hit N RUN

  6. I’m looking forward to this.

  7. Can’t wait… this should be a fun movie, I really liked the first one.

    Will it lead up to a Kick-Ass 3?

    • Yes, the first issue came out a couple weeks ago. Go to comic book store, buy it, read it. ;)

      • I know, I was just there on Sunday. I saw it but I didn’t buy it. Much like with The Walking Dead, I’m waiting until the series/movies are finished before I read the books. Lame, I know, but necessary (to me anyway). I just hope this movie does well enough that I get to see another one.

  8. “Sorry, this video is unavailable from your location”

  9. Jim Carrey is always a scene stealer :)

  10. really looking forward to see what jim carrey brings to the table. the trailers make him seem pretty intense. cant wait!

  11. Kick-Ass 2

    This will make a very good movie!!