‘Kick-Ass 2′ Official Plot Synopsis; Chloë Moretz On Hit-Girl’s Batman-Esque Duality

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Though many doubted it would ever happen (myself included), Kick-Ass 2 is in production with the original cast onboard, along with newcomers Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars, John Leguizamo as Javier, and Olga Kurkulina as Mother Russia.

Today, we’ve got the official synopsis for Kick-Ass 2, along with an interview with Chloë Moretz – A.K.A. Hit-Girl – about what we can expect from her character in the upcoming film. Also, if you were hoping Big Daddy (as played by Nicolas Cage) would make a return…well, don’t hold your breath.

Check out the synopsis below, courtesy of IGN:

Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010’s irreverent global hit: ‘Kick-Ass 2.’ After Kick-Ass’ (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse)—reborn as The Mother F%&*^r—only the blade-wielding Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world’s first superhero team with Mindy.

Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she’s forced to retire—leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world’s first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there’s only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all.

Basically, this confirms some of the plot details we reported on a while back, particularly concerning Hit-Girl’s story arc. On the surface, it looks like Kick-Ass 2 will be a fairly faithful adaptation of the comic books on which it’s based (Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall and Hit-Girl), though undoubtedly it will omit/replace some of the more “controversial” aspects (namely, a gang rape that many readers and reviewers believed was shoehorned in solely for shock value).

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Meanwhile, Chloë Moretz recently talked to Collider about her role as Hit-Girl and what we can expect in the new film:

“In the first film, you saw more Hit-Girl, but in this one you’re going to see [Mindy] realize, ‘God, what was I doing? What am I doing? Who am I? Am I Hit-Girl? Am I Mindy? What is my mask? Is my mask Mindy or is my mask Hit-Girl? Am I supposed to be this normal girl who goes to school and has this great life, or am I supposed to kill people and be a vigilante and be someone who fights crime?’ That’s what you’re going to see, this tug of war between the two minds of her. Between Hit-Girl and Mindy McCready.”

So basically it’s the old Batman question – is the Caped Crusader the mask, or is Bruce Wayne (the playboy billionaire) the real mask? One can assume Kick-Ass 2‘s exploration of that question will be a bit more satirical in nature, as the first Kick-Ass film was, in its own way, a satire of superhero films going back two decades.

Moretz also talked about her costume and donning the purple wig once more:

“You’re going to see a lot of cool stuff. You know, the outfit is much cooler, the hair is cool – purple obviously. You’ve seen [the set photos]. It’s pretty cool – it’s rad. […] There’s a lot of [superheroes]. For me, it’s really cool.”

Lastly, Moretz was asked about whether or not Big Daddy would be returning in the sequel – as has been rumored – to which she shook her head as if to say “No.”

It’ll be interesting to see what Kick-Ass 2 does differently from the original Kick-Ass, which, while fairly well-received, was not a major success at the box office. Will Hit-Girl – who sort of stole the show the first time around – be the focus of the sequel, even more than she was in the comic book?  I wouldn’t be surprised.

Kick-Ass 2 hits theaters June 28th, 2013.

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Sources: IGN & Collider

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  1. was it a question if big daddy would return? he pretty convincingly died in the first film, this isn’t comic book logic where death isn’t really death but a coma or being sent through time or to another dimension…

    • Could be a flashback scene.

  2. Wait a minute, I thought Stars and Stripes were 2 brothers?

  3. Hit Girl rules.. Kick Ass 2 sounds as good as the first one was too.

  4. Can we drop this whole calling child actors by their full first, middle, and last name? She was Chloe Moretz before, no idea why they need to throw the Grace in now. Like we’d be confusing her with another Chloe Moretz.

    • She prefers to go by Chloe Grace Moretz now. It’s not a “child actor” thing, it’s just a personal preference.

    • You mean like Tommy Lee Jones? Wasn’t he one of The Little Rascals?

    • she has been called Chloe Grace Moretz in everything i’ve seen her in, so i’m not sure why you think they are just now adding it in there

  5. Can’t wait def a most anticipated.

  6. For me Kick-Ass was the best film of 2010. I really hope the sequel can hold up to that.

    • pretty sure second one is gonna be better maybe

  7. why is she reffering -the batman-question-,she´s not batman. the same question can by the way every superhero ask themselfs. who am i ? :) the best philosophical answer about that question answered -bill- from -kill bill 2- to -the bride- before he died.

  8. Now this is some Mark Millar news I can get excited about!

  9. Awesome I can’t wait to see Hit Girl kick some ass again!

  10. Wait, I didn’t quite follow Chloe. Did you say your costume is ‘cool’?

  11. I like Chloe she’s hot. It sounds interesting what they’re going to do with the character. Personally i don’t care for Aaron Johnson that much i’m looking forward to this one enough to see it though i also like Mintz-Plasse.

    • she is hot? she is 14 or 15 years old, if you are not 15 then is your comment a bit strange,to say -hot- to a child.

  12. I’m looking forward to it, but I don’t believe it will be as good as the first movie, as the most interesting thing about the first movie was seeing this little pre-teen girl kick a–. Chloe is older now, and the sequel, by virtue of the fact that it is a sequel, will not have that same exemptional and unique feeling to it.

  13. Bear in mind they are talking to a tween basically. So a nod of the head when asked about Big Daddy, well umm my son does this when he is just lying, its like a tell, teenagers are lousy at lying. A more experienced actor would have left the question with a little doubt, but nodding your head in a “no” fashion, please come on. Now i really think Big Daddy will pop up somewhere, Nick Cage needs quality work, seems like he works for peanuts these days, they can give him $1000 and get a good 3 days filming done.

    • I mean, she said, “I’m not sure how much I can say, but…” [shakes head no]

      It comes off pretty honestly. If she wanted to keep it a secret, she would’ve just said “I can’t say.” Right?

      And frankly, I’m not sure what being a tween has to do with lying. I know a lot of adults who lie, too.

      • You’re a tool, Ben. Kill yourself… and please stop writing about Kick Ass, Chloe and/or anything else similarly related. Stick to what you know and do well; that is, being a worthless oxygen wasting hipster.

    • Nicholas Cage was paid 7 and a half million dollars for Ghost Rider 2.

      • And he should give all but $1.00 back, as the film, including his performance in it, was terrible.

        • Yes, but homeboy still got paid. Ni’ve never seen it.

  14. Kick Ass was pretty good. I see the sequel pulling in the same fans as the first.

  15. Kickass2 without Matthew Vaughn directing? Should be fun and interesting to see especially how they adapt and get around some of the more irreverent events of the kickass2 mini-series which made for some insane reading.

  16. I had not planned to see Kickass assuming it was some lame student movie shot for $100,000.

    But there was nothing on when i hit the theater one night so went and saw it.

    Talk about a shock to the system. I took a buddy a few days later just to watch his face when Hit Girl first starts slicing up those gangsters.

    One of the best movies that year.

    Hope the sequel is up to it.