‘Kick-Ass 2′ Star Says Some Controversial Scenes Not in the Movie

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After the success of the original Kick-Ass in 2010, fans have been eagerly anticipating the movie’s sequel. Although the original film’s violence and vulgar language caused much debate, the sequel promises to be even more risqué and the writer of the comic books even stated a few weeks ago that the sequel would be controversial and that “every horrible scene in the book will be in the film.”

Earlier today, however, Kick-Ass star Christopher Mintz-Plasse told us that the second book’s most controversial scene would not make it into the Kick-Ass 2 - which is scheduled to start filming a few short weeks. Needless to say, this article contains mild SPOILERS for the Kick-Ass books.

During a Comic-Con 2012 interview, about his upcoming film Paranorman, we asked Mintz-Plasse about Kick-Ass 2. The young actor told us that he’s excited for the project which features him becoming “a complete villain.” Mintz-Plasse told us that the movie will be “fucked-up” – adding that “It’s very brutal. Very dark.”

But he later noted that the film would not include one of the most controversial scenes from the book.  While the comic features a gang rape scene featuring the super-villains, Mintz-Plasse told us that the scene would not make the cut and seemed pleased by that development.

“The rape scene is not in it. There’s a version of it but there’s no rape. Thank God.”

His admission is interesting considering Millar’s earlier comments and his certitude that the rape would make the film. It’s possible that the scene was in earlier versions of the script but considering the fact that the movie starts filming in a few weeks, it looks like the studio might be backing away from some of the book’s most controversial elements.

Kick Ass 2 Controversy Kick Ass 2 Star Says Some Controversial Scenes Not in the Movie

Of course, that doesn’t mean that the second film- which we already know some details about - will steer completely away from the darker elements in its source material. Plus, we still don’t know how the filmmakers will try to one-up all of the violence and scandalous parts of the original. Even without the rape scene, Mintz-Plasse’s character is responsible for some monstrous acts and could still stir up plenty of criticism.

However, the fact that the rape scene isn’t in there may show the studio believes that some elements of the book are too risqué – even for a movie like Kick-Ass 2.

Filming for Kick-Ass 2 is scheduled to begin in a few weeks and the movie will likely hit theaters sometime in 2013.

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  1. I thought the controversy is what made the books interesting? Great more watered down horse sh** out of Hollywood.

    • If you’re complaining that a gang rape scene isn’t going to be in the movie, there’s something seriously wrong with you.

      • Amen brother.

        • You get an amen from me too.

          Also, gonna admit here that I bought the Kick-Ass DVD on release after hearing all the hype for it and you know what? Don’t get the love whatsoever. Decent story (Super does it better and funnier though) but most of the attention was probably through Hit Girl’s language.

          • Ok… Everyone relax. It’s art. Just like a comedian makes jokes about gang rape, a group of actors can ACT like there’s a Gang rape goin’ down. Besides, I’m paying for the tickets, therefore, I should be fine with actors and comedians doing what They are paid to do.

            I could use a good gang rape scene. It happened in the source material, sooooo… why not?! We already saw it go down in the comic!

            An 11 y.o. girl can use THE ‘c’ word and then proceed to kill people, but a gang rape is too much; I don’t see the logic.

            Which would you prefer: Gang rape on the silver screen, seeing gang rape depicted in a comic, or one in real life? And before you answer, sometimes art impersonates life, and life is not always about shiny vampires. On that note I could argue that the Twilight series promotes necrophilia and beastiality…How many people rushed to the theaters to spend money on that crap; TONS.

            I’m with crono. Hollywood needs to grow some balls, and go do some gang rapin’.

            • You say that like it’s the only three options we have, or even that we get to choose. Gang rape occurs in real life, we have little say in the matter. We can choose whether to include it in movies, or to support with our money those that depict it.

              The comic series was shocking enough without that. Indeed there was so much shock and awe I’m not sure how they’ll fit it into a two hour movie anyway.

            • “An 11 y.o. girl can use THE ‘c’ word and then proceed to kill people, but a gang rape is too much; I don’t see the logic.”

              It’s really, incredibly sad that you can’t.

              • yeah its America freedom of exrpression and speech that the loibtards have brain washed out of your mind, Jodie foster in the accused, guess what dont like ultraviolent movies, than why and dontwatch them, goback to your kid cartoons!!!!

            • Dude, for one, it doesn’t necessarily “show everything” it in the comic, either. Also in other interviews Chris explains it further saying that the scene is insinuated, but it cuts before anything REALLY happens.

            • Um, might I add that gang-rape isn’t very enjoyable to watch? The point of this sh*t in art is to invoke a disturbed feeling, not to get off of it. I’m fine with it not being in the movie. If you’re disappointed with not being able to watch that sh*t on the silver screen, with all due respect, you’re kind of screwed up.

          • Wow, I’m glad you got that off our chest. Wasted all that space just to give us your valued opinion. Let me thank god…

      • damn right

    • There is nothing interesting about watching a dog get killed and mutilated and then watching a gang rape scene. Nothing. Anyone who enjoys reading or watching that kind of stuff has some serious mental problems. We as humans are not supposed to be fine with seeing that kind of crap. I hope none of it makes it into the movies. I watch movies to be entertained. Not to end up vomiting in the theater.

    • Oh STFU. That type of crap shouldn’t be allowed for mainstream consumption in the first place. A little responsibility for the world isn’t a bad thing. Movies do influence. They always have and always will.

  2. Its 1 thing that wont make it, calm down

  3. Frankly, I never understood why film directors can’t just shoot every scene of a comic, panel by panel, and just fill in the space in-between the panels if there’s any need. The fact that it’s a rape scene doesn’t bother me because there was a purpose to the rape: vengeance. The scene only brings to the story, makes the character more evil.

    No, what really bothers me is when directors adapt a comic or novel and don’t shoot every panel/chapters as is. If the material is too old, there are ways around that without changing MUCH.

    • That’s almost exactly what happened with Watchmen and all the fan boys trashed it.

      • Watchmen sucked because the story was boring and depressing. Not every comic deserves to be adapted. I saw the movie, never read the comic, and didn’t like it. Too dark for a superhero film, not enough humour (i dont expect a full comedy just a little light humour every once in awhile) and less drama (too much drama kills a movie).

        Frankly, i’m amazed and shocked the graphic novel sold so well. I’ll never understand that. Not a fan of Alan Moore.

        • I liked Watchmen but honestly found 300, Sin City and The Spirit incredibly boring and couldn’t even finish them.

        • ok… You just don’t like Moore. So, it has nothing to do with anything but that then? Because… If there were a giant squid at the end of the movie and Ozy-what’s-his-face were still doing what he believed to be a good thing, I would’ve appreciated the film. Those were the first things on my list that killed it for me.

          Also, the same director changed the intensity and cold resolve in 300 by having some Spartan cry like a b**** about his son dying in combat-this does not a Spartan make in the book, NOR in history.

          I am NOT looking forward to TMofS. The Superman comic is failing (which is too bad since SUPES is, well, SUPES) and if they are trying to do anything like, pull from the comic to make a script, I won’t even rent it on DVD.

          Sorry Chris Nolan! I love everything you do, but, I don’t think even your talents can save TMofS from being another Snyder picture I’ll eventually Be disappointed in.

        • Too much drama kills a movie?! Depends on the movie? Just for saying that, I hope Meryl Streep is cast as Wonder Woman!

          Watchmen is a dark, Sci-Fi story. It required drama because Silk Specter I was almost Raped by The Comedian… Wait, they just had a thing for really rough sex. See, drama is a good thing and I think we’ve come full circle now.
          ;)

        • You cannot say you have never read the Graphic Novel, and then state you are amazed and shocked it sold so well.

          If you are not a fan of the movie, that’s fine. But don’t trash the storyline when you don’t understand it. The graphic novel is a masterpiece of storytelling, by any standard, and really looks at the human psyche.

          I suggest benching that hate and possibly giving it a read, even if you can borrow it to avoid having to purchase it. It is thoroughly worth it.

        • Dont say it was too bland, boring or dark. Little humor. The book is a masterpiece for its multi layered narrative. If you dont like, fine, I respect that, but to dismiss it because it didnt have enough humor for you is idiotic. Just say you didnt care for it.

          It wasnt a bad movie. It just didnt have the impact of the book because of the mass complexity of the book’s narrative and story arcs. When you look at the film alone its amazing. Getting back on subject, its not for everyone, but its not boring. Too much drama kills a movie? So I suppose Schindler’s List was a bad film. lmao

        • soory kid watchmen was for Grown UPS!!!!!

    • wasn’t sin city panel for panel? at least i heard they where using the graphic novel as a story board

      • rehashing the comics panel for panel is boring; ive alteady seen that in the comic, I don’t need to see the exact same thing just acted out live action. I want to see fresh ideas and new takes on classic stories when I watch a comic book movie. But to each their own…

        • Boring? Are you serious?

          If you want “fresh new ideas” and find the original story “boring”, then why would you even read the original material? Wouldn’t it make more sense to just make a completely NEW story that has nothing to do with the original? Since it’s, you know, boring..

          And if you want a “new take on classic stories”, then why not do it AFTER the classic story has been adapted. After all, you may know the story but the public hasn’t seen the original one. And guess what? If the new “take” sucks, people will think the original one is just as bad. I’d rather see the original work be judged by its own merit on the big screen.

      • Sin City was fresh because of the unique direction.

        • fresh in the comic, movie needs to expand on that not just flat out copy it panel for panel…

          • No it didn’t. Sin City was incredible.

    • What MattG19 said. Watchmen proved that panel by panel dedication just doesn’t work in a movie format. Though I still like the movie, it made me understand better why movies and TV series try to be their own thing more often than not.

      Movies are movies to break away from the static imagery (as in comic adaptations) or to provide visual assistance to the imagination (as in novel adaptations). And to add something to the story. People go to see the movies to “experience” something fresh and new. I’ll be honest, watching the Watchmen movie, as nicely done as it was in making the comic come to life, made me feel like I would have been better off just re-reading the Watchmen book again.

      • As i wrote a few minutes ago in a previous post, the movie failed because the story sucked (too dark and depressing) and the characters were bland and boring. Who wants to see a movie about a bunch of retired superheroes?

        If the film’s story is even just 90% as accurate as the book, it wouldn’t matter. Sin City was a success because the original story was actually fun to read plus nothing like it was ever made on the big screen. The original story was fresh and new, same as the comics.

        Whenever a movie comes out that changes the original work, you take away 2 things;
        1- fans of the original work who dream of seeing it on the big screen with live actors and cool music.
        2- the public will never get to be introduced properly to the original work.

        And you can’t use the argument that “if people don’t like the movie, they could always go back and read the novel/comic”. Let’s be real here; if people never read the original story and hated the movie or tv show, they won’t even bother reading the original work or its written sequels.

        I find wanting to see a new take when the original one hasn’t even been done is just self-centered and pure greed. :-)

        Btw, did you know J. Michael Straczynski wrote the first draft of the script to World War Z? And did you know his script was the reason the movie got green-lighted? His script was apparently very faithful to the book. Too bad people who’ve never read the novel will never get to be introduced to it on film. The movie’s changed now with a completely different ending. And if it bombs, nobody will care about the book except Max Brooks fans.

        • The real crime is that World War Z didn’t bomb. I will never watch that Satanic perversion of a novel that very nearly deserves to be mandatory literature.

          Take that to mean what you will for movies that ought to take ‘fresh looks’ at source material people. Those of us that wanted the source material adapted faithfully are now stuck with an abortion.

    • Then there would be no point to making a movie out of it when you could just go read the comic.

    • The gang rape can be suggested at and implied heavily enough on film that there would be no need for it to be actually visually displayed and it would still “happen” on the movie… albeit mercifully “off-screen”.

      • She’s a god damn kid…. I don’t want to see or even imagine she got gang raped. What kind of sick crap is that??? I swear this is worst generation I’ve ever experienced…. If only I had a time machine…

        • Amen brother.

          Don’t take that time machine to far back though. It’s worse in the dark ages.

    • Movies have a different cadence than comics. It just wouldn’t work.

      Anyway, sometimes it’s a good thing. Kick Ass the movie was MUCH better than the comics. The characters were more relatable and likeable while keeping most of the source intact.

      SPOILER FOR THE FIRST KICK ASS COMIC
      ————————————

      Big Daddy being an accountant in the comic book and making his big confession that he made up the whole cop story because he was bored with his life was the DUMBEST thing in the comic.

      At that point, he ruined his daughters life for NOTHING and is just a jerk that brought everything on himself.

      There’s other stuff akin to that as well for other characters but the movie made it the way it should have gone down.

      If you can’t root for the characters then the story has no substance, nothing to make you feel anything.

    • Laughable logic. Why pay to watch a movie that is exactly like your precious comics? What a waste of time if you already exactly what will happen. remember the good old days when comics were the lowest form of literature. Yeah.

      • they still are the lowest form of literature….. and art… roflmao

      • Why purchase a DVD of a film you watched in the theater? Why re-read a comic book you’ve already read? Why tell the same joke twice? Why buy a second dog or cat for the family. Why drink two cans of beer?

        The logic behind your own post indicates the lowest form of short sightedness. People re-visit the stories and themes that they like, it is human nature. When there is a chance for us to re-visit those stories on an entirely different medium we get excited and ninety-five percent of the time we are disappointed because the film makers took far to many liberties and produced something that hardly resembles the source material at all.

        Go look at yourself in the mirror for awhile and do some soul searching before you try to deduce when to laugh at logic when you can’t even work out how the human brain works.

  4. I don’t know about you guys but I’m very relieved that they are not showing any thing as brutal as rape, I don’t know if I could stomach watching something like that, it’d be so terrible.

    • I hate rape, so I agree.

      • same here. it’s the only thing i don’t like about “the girl with the dragon tattoo”.

  5. Honestly i don’t give a f*** if its out and quite frankly im glad there isnt one. I don’t wanna be watching the big screen then a rape scene happens, but it does depend on how they show it. If it was a guy grabbing the person then it cuts to the next day then that’s alright but if it physical and its happening i dont wanna see it.

  6. Would we reeeealy need a gang rape scene in a youth-oriented movie?
    It’s not “edgy and dark”. It’s obscenely violent and degrading.
    Any fanboy who needs that level of sexual violence in his diet should try a year on Rikers.

    • Frikken THANK YOU. Congratulations, you still have a healthy mind.

  7. Glad 2 hear that they won’t show the rape scene in kickass 2.I don’t like movies showing women being violated. I still 2 this day refuse 2 watch the movie where Jodie Foster gets gang raped. I forgot what the name of that film was, but I wouldn’t go see kickass 2 if they put that rape scene in.hell the scene in the comic was stomach turning. Sorry if some of you think I’m soft,but you know what, I don’t care I love women.

    • The Accused ,with also the chick from top gun!

  8. Is anyone really surprised?
    I don’t think anybody really wants to physically see someone, especially a teenage girl, get raped… I know I don’t.
    I’m glad it’s not making the cut.

    • gang rape too, phew.

    • There was no rape scene! I’ve read the book!
      In the scope of “R” rated movies, that scene is standard fair.

      Everyone should calm down!

    • But you’ll be happy to watch the hundreds of murders that occur? Obviously, nobody wants to see the rape itself. You don’t see that in the book, either. But it’s important that it occurred. However, from what the guy in the interview said, they aren’t even including the suggestion that it happened. Or maybe he’s saying that they just won’t be showing the act itself. In which case: Good! It’s an action movie; not a cheesy Hallmark channel courtroom drama!

  9. the guy who played red mist would be good for Harry Osborn..

    • ? I don’t see it. Mintz-Plasse is pretty much a one-trick-pony; and Harry Osborn definitely does not fit his modus operandi.

      • he reminded me of harry in fright night when he becomes vampire, but you are probably right…

        • Mintz-Plasse did play in the new Fright Night as Charlies’s friend Ed and he did turn into a vampire which was awesome.

  10. I thought Red Mist died at the end of Kick Ass?!

    To be honest I don’t think this needs a sequel, the first movie was awesome and said all it had to say, why does everything have to turn into a franchise these days?!

    • Money and the fact that Hollywood is a greedy cesspool.

      • as is every business…

        • Are you people really that stupid?

          • +1

  11. Jodie Foster movie was The Accused, it was an awful scene!

    the worst thing I’ve ever watched and had to skip was the rape scene in Irreversible, it’s horrific and goes on for ever, there is no need for images like that in cinema, some violence can easily be portrayed off camera and have the same effect and impact

    • true that, no one want to watch rape scene, especially not in a superhero movie.

      and the rape scene in irreversible, that’s just sick.

  12. I was never a big fan of having that included, good.

  13. That’s understandable. if anyone has scene an independent film where they do actually have a rape scene, you know that most of the time it just looks awkward on screen. Perhaps it should be referenced, but there are ways to do it subtly without tearing you away from the overall story.

  14. I would certainly agree that the gang rape scenes should not be included. How would it add to the story? To whom would it appeal?

  15. I keep on reading about the “rape scene” or now, the “gang rape scene”
    There was no rape scene! It was all implied. There was a before and after, but no actual rape. If this scene is in a film, it will be no more than an “R” rated scene, that’s been in a million films.

    I guess that’s a sad indictment of films, now that I think of it!

  16. Love the first kick-ass film, except for the sex scenes and drama between the girl and the boy, I didn’t like it one bit, the director screwed it up.

    Thank you for not including a rape scene in kick-ass 2. I hope it will be as good as the first one.

  17. maybe the rape happens but only one of the villans could do that to Katie, and, as the first movie, Chris could feel guilty of his actions. But the killing kids scene also happens because in the first movie Red Mist shooted Hit Girl and he didn’t have regrets about that.

    In the movie Katie was a sweetheart, but in the comics she was a slut, However, I was shocked when I saw the rape scene in the comics. Maybe in the third part, Katie will get her revenge.

  18. I think the rape scene should be in the movie. Honestly that is disgusting but it would be portraying the book. They should make the scene less graphic and not detailed. However, I believe this is an important part of the comic and film and the scene should be in it but not explicit. They need to make the scene where people know whats going on but make it to where it doesn’t disturb the audience and give anyone ideas. Who agrees?

  19. I read a preview of the comic in my local store and it was the kid shooting scene and the “before” of the gang rape, really turned my stomach.

    I haven’t had a chance to read the full comic yet (I never really enjoyed the first one) but I have to know because I keep hearing different things and though both options are horrific one is far worse: Is the rape scene actually…well, a SCENE? From what I gathered the comic doesn’t actually show you anything apart from the before and after and the rest is all left to the imagination, which is horrible enough, but the fact that everyone is making such a big deal out of it and how it’s the worst thing to be seen in any comic ever (considering how many disgusting scenes we already have out there) makes it sound like the comic actually shows the entire thing. Please tell me that’s not the case.

    • You don’t see anything more than a brief flash of a guys pubic hair. The act itself is entirely left to your imagination. It was never supposed to be a kids book, or a kids film. The murder of those kids and the rape scene should both be left in there. Of course, we don’t want to see the rape. But the fact that it even happened is important to the story. Likewise, we don’t need to see the kids heads exploding, but the audience need to know that Red Mist killed them all the same. He’s SUPPOSED to be mentally unhinged and twisted. It’s the whole point of the story.

  20. Hang on…They are talking about the rape scene as though the rape of one woman is more controversial than the murder of a bunch of children. Surely THAT is the scene that’s most controversial…?
    Then again, the holier-than-thou scum, that are determined to tell the rest of us what we are allowed to see, lodged far more complaints about hit-girls single use of the word, “(unt” than all the people she hacked to death. It’s worrying that the “moral majority” as all three of them like to think of themselves, have such twisted priorities.
    I think I’m quite capable of watching an actress pretending to be raped by a guy in a superhero outfit, without it having a harmful effect on my mind. You know what? I’ll bet the actors aren’t even raping her for real! I mean, wouldn’t one of the crew call the police?
    STOP trying to think for us, ass-clowns. The rape scene is just as important as Dave’s father being hung in prison.
    Or maybe we can only make films for children from now on. Every film ever made should be about computer generated, talking animals looking for something and singing songs along the way. GRRRRRRRR. Violent movies are a bit of fun. But snobby do-gooders insulting our intelligence by acting like they need to enforce their own personal control on what we witness…THAT makes me want to go out and hack people to death with large, bladed weapons.
    So, well done. You just created the first TRUE super-villian. Now who wants to join my evil army?

    • Well said, i support your message!!!

  21. Change the gang rape so it happens to the older guy character.
    * No gang rape of a young girl
    * No relying on TIRED OLD LAZY plot devices ( http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WomenInRefrigerators ) to get an easy emotional reaction.

  22. I wonder if the rape scene will be in the directors cut??

  23. Mark Millar is a sick individual. Just sayin’

  24. The rape scene should happen, but not on screen, just implied.

  25. Horrible…horrible sequel. Loved the first one though.

  26. i personally think that it would be unnecesary to show an actual gang rape and you really wanna be that picky about comic book adaptations to where you would consider this a bad or unacurate adaptation because they didnt put it in there then you obviously are missing the fact that no one will ever make a 100% direct no change port to a movie and if you really wanna see a gang bang so badly go watch some porn or something all in all im glad there not gonna put it into to the movie, its not necessary and would only cater to the wrong audience. even though its rated r doesnt mean kids arent going to see this so with some degree of decency you have to put that in mind as well so seeing katie get gang banged graphically like last house on the left for 2 minutes is something im happ to not see in kick ass 2. this i just my opinion i dont care what other people say call me a prude a prick a woos whatever you want this is my opinion deal with it.

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