‘Kick-Ass 2′ Set Photos Reveal Dr. Gravity & Other Justice Forever Vigilantes

Published 1 year ago by , Updated May 12th, 2013 at 8:03 am,

With Kick-Ass 2 in the midst of production, it’s high time that photos from the highly-anticipated sequel begin hitting the Internet. So far we’ve seen images of Hit Girl’s new ride and a photo of what is presumed to be Mother Russia, but very few images have showcased the sequel’s exciting new cast of characters. That is, until now.

Some leaked set photos have made their way onto the Net, showcasing what we presume to be a meeting of Justice Forever, the superhero group formed by masked vigilantes Colonel Stars (Jim Carrey) and Lieutenant Stripes. Included in the set photos are fans’ first looks at Dr. Gravity, who is being played by Donald Faison (Scrubs), and Aaron Johnson reprising his role as Dave Lizewski (a.k.a. Kick-Ass).

While Faison’s Dr. Gravity and Johnson as Kick-Ass are featured most prominently in the photos, there are also some images of a few other Justice Forever members – namely Battle Guy, Remembering Tommy, and Insect Man.

Included below are the comic book versions of Dr. Gravity and the other Justice Forever members, which can be compared to the set photos:

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CLICK TO SEE DONALD FAISON AS DR. GRAVITY

Kick Ass 2 Dr Gravity Kick Ass 2 Set Photos Reveal Dr. Gravity & Other Justice Forever Vigilantes

Kick-Ass and Dr. Gravity

Kick Ass 2 Battle Guy Kick Ass 2 Set Photos Reveal Dr. Gravity & Other Justice Forever Vigilantes

Battle Guy

Kick Ass 2 Remembering Tommy Kick Ass 2 Set Photos Reveal Dr. Gravity & Other Justice Forever Vigilantes

‘Remembering Tommy’

Kick Ass 2 Insect Man Kick Ass 2 Set Photos Reveal Dr. Gravity & Other Justice Forever Vigilantes

Insect Man

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For the most part, Donald Faison looks the part as Dr. Gravity, with only some slight variations (like the molecule symbol on his chest) being made to the costume. More importantly, the inclusion of Dr. Gravity’s gravity pole – the bat-like weapon in the photos – suggests director Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down) is preserving the whacky spirit of the character.

In the Kick-Ass 2 comics, Dr. Gravity claims that his gravity pole allows anything it touches to either increase in weight twenty times over, or to become completely weightless. In order to avoid spoilers, we can’t go into more detail than that, but let’s just say that the pole is as crudely designed in the comic as it is in these set photos.

Additionally, the set photos introduce uninitiated moviegoers to other characters, including ‘Remembering Tommy’, a husband and wife duo who take up the mantle of crime fighting as a response to their son’s kidnapping; Battle Guy, who is actually Dave Lizewski’s close friend Marty (played in the first film by Clark Duke); and Insect Man (Robert Emms), a Spider-Man rip-off who claims to be a police officer.

A quick comparison with the images above show that Battle Guy appears to be a solid translation of his comic book iteration, while Remembering Tommy’s costumes are much simpler in nature. And then there’s Insect Man, who is shown without his mask and bespectacled – an identity Mark Millar’s comic series has yet to reveal.

Unfortunately, additional members of Justice Forever, like Jim Carrey’s Colonel Stripes, are not featured in the set photos. Neither is Chloe Moretz as Hit Girl, who is obviously much older than the last time audiences saw her.

As we mentioned before, Kick-Ass 2 is in the midst of production, but perhaps some official looks at the film’s new and returning masked heroes will be released some time soon.

Kick-Ass 2 is slated for a June 28, 2013 release.

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Source: CBM

Kick-Ass 2 artwork and characters courtesy of Marvel ComicsMark Millar and John Romita Jr.

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  1. Now we’re talking: a movie with a lot superheros in costume and masks :)…Hey! Hawkeye…see that!

    • These guys are meant to look campy. I am glad Hawkeye didnt have the mask.

      • Really, Cap had his…but then again what was the point of his he was fighting in public without it…

        • one of the chitauri ripped it off before he was blown out of a window onto a car. there werent too many poeple around where him and thor were fighting, the only person who really saw him/paid attention was the wwaitress, and due to the deleted scene, it’s all the more poignant, i think.

  2. Now that I look at the on set pics, you mention “And then there’s Insect Man, who is shown without his mask and bespectacled – an identity Mark Millar’s comic series has yet to reveal” I’m guessing that we are just seeing the actor that portrays Insect Man without his mask on here. Not that he will be unmasked in the the movie.

    • yes, David

  3. Two hour movie with nothing but Hit Girl would be fine for me. I liked Kick Ass a lot, i just remember sitting there thinking “god when does Hit Girl appear again” though. Hearing a little girl dropping the C bomb is pretty much up there with some of my favourite scenes in any movies.

    • I actually have to disagree, as the film is called Kick-Ass. I hope this isn’t Hit Girl: The Movie.

      • The whole first 45 min of the movie or so is just Hit Girl.

  4. Why do comic books always draw female characters like porn stars? That one female character on the top left looks like her boobs are going to pop out of her costume at any moment.

    • Bah, who wants to see ugly porn stars?!

      • I’m not saying draw characters ugly, just that objectifying female characters in comic books and putting them in skin tight costumes that show off/exaggerate certain body parts is degrading to women and doesn’t give youngsters reading them a positive message.

        • Plus it wouldn’t hurt for them to draw a little something for us small breast fanciers Once in a while.

  5. Everybody looks great, but Remembering Tommy looks really corny to me. Of course I’m not expecting the grand outfit from the comics, but I think they could do better than masks and Adidas jump suits.

  6. Nice plug for DISH and Blockbuster. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing cleared my clogged drain as I watched Kickass on Netflix for a third time. ;)

  7. Sarah, aka spam-girl!

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