After hearing that Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down) was taking over the director’s chair from Matthew Vaughn for Kick-Ass 2, fans of the 2010 hit were unsure if he would bring the same visual flair and penchant for ingenious, yet violent, fight scenes that helped make the first Kick-Ass a worldwide smash to the anticipated sequel.
Mark Millar, writer/co-creator of the Kick-Ass comic book, recently revealed some details about the fight scenes in the upcoming film, after viewing some pre-visualized versions performed by the stunt team. By his account, fans should expect to be wowed again when the film is released next June.
Said Millar, via his forum, Millarworld.tv.
“The Mother Russia fight is going to be one of the most brutal and epic battles in cinema. Think how good Mindy is, and then multiply it to 300 pounds of female muscle just pounding her and using every weapon you can imagine in the midst of that big final battle,”
Even though the film doesn’t start shooting until September 10th, the stunt team has been hard at work for several weeks rehearsing the fight scenes. The pre-visualization fight sequences are intended to give the filmmakers a sense of what they will look like in the finished product, and ergo, what to expect when they shoot the real thing with the cast on set.
“This looks amazing with the stunt team and a temp. Imagine what it’s going to look like with the actors, Jeff’s direction, Eddie’s edits and a final soundtrack. I’m really, really excited,” Millar said.
You can check out more of Millar’s post over at SHH.
Kick-Ass 2 will be based on the sequel comic by Millar and John Romita Jr. It focuses on Mindy Macready/Hit-Girl attempting to acclimate to her new, “normal” life as a school student, while Dave Lizewski/Kick-Ass tries to deal the new wave of copycat heroes he has inspired, and the ramifications that come when his secret identity gets out. Trouble rears its head for both Mindy and Dave as Red Mist (redubbed “The Motherfu*ker”) takes to the streets with a gang of super villains (such as the aforementioned “Mother Russia”) seeking terrible vengeance on both Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl. The comic contained some brutal and controversial moments; however, according to star Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Red Mist), some of that brutality has been toned-down for the film.
Kick Ass 2 will be in theaters on June 28, 2013.
Kick-Ass 2 Comic Book art by John Romita Jr.