The conversation wasn’t all serious and topics of discussion quickly took a turn for the geeky – starting with the cast’s breakdown of why Robin the Boy Wonder has zero chance of standing up to his dark alternate, Hit-Girl:
Aaron Taylor-Johnson: I can answer for her that, she would totally [take Robin].
Chloe Grace Moretz: Yea I would definitely beat up Robin, I think I would.
Jeff Wadlow: Does it depend on the Robin we’re talking about?
Aaron Taylor-Johnson: Isn’t Joseph Gordon-Levitt Robin?
Jeff Wadlow: He’s been Robin in the most recent one.
Chloe Grace Moretz: Or is he the new Batman? That’s the question. [Smiles coyly]
Jeff Wadlow: My money is still on Hit Girl
Chloe Grace Moretz: Ok, I’ll take the compliment.
Not to be outdone, Aaron Taylor-Johnson was treated to his own geek inquiry when the subject of his previously-rumored candidacy for the Amazing Spider-Man franchise was brought up:
Aaron Taylor-Johnson: …I do think there are some characteristics that do kind of resemble a Spider-Man/Peter Parker thing. I think definitely Dave would have been a huge fan of Spider-Man and we play on that I think in the first one… and I’m going to leave it at that.
Jeff Wadlow: Even Mark has said in many interviews that ‘Kick-Ass’ is sort of the real-world more warped view of the Marvel universe – and not just the Marvel universe the entire comic book universe – because obviously Hit-Girl and Big Daddy are Robin and Batman and Kick-Ass is Spiderman. We talked about how the Colonel is our version of Captain America. While the other superheroes are sort of warped riffs on famous comic book characters—
Aaron Taylor-Johnson: like the Avengers or whatever…
An ironic statement from Johnson, given that he WILL be joining the actual Avengers, playing the character of Quicksilver in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Joss Whedon’s sequel to his highly-successful Avengers film.
Kick-Ass 2 will be in theaters on August 16, 2013.
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