‘Kick-Ass 2′ Red-Band Trailer Offers More Outrageous Violence & Humor

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Kick-Ass, Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.’s outrageous superhero origin satire, became a cult-hit movie back in 2010, helping to propel the entire franchise to a whole new level. This resulted in Millar and Romita returning to the comic book page for a sequel series, Kick-Ass 2, which in turn inspired the sequel film. also titled Kick-Ass 2.

Featuring returning stars Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, Clarke Duke, Lyndsy Fonseca and Christopher Mintz-Plasse alongside franchise newcomers like John Leguizamo, Donal Faison and Jim Carrey, today’s Kick-Ass 2 red-band trailer promises the same level of debaucherous humor, brutal violence and touch of superhero satire that made the original so popular.

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Jim Carrey and Aaron Johnson in ‘Kick-Ass 2′

In what is sure to be referred to as the ‘Dark Knight chapter’ of the Kick-Ass trilogy, Dave Lizewski (Johnson) and Mindy Macready (Moretz) continue to train as crimfighters Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl (respectively), while also trying to acclimate to normal high school life. In the larger scope of things, their stand against crime has inspired a legion of new heroes like Colonel Stars and Stripes (Carrey) and Doctor Gravity (Faison).

However, that rise of good comes at the price of a surge in evil. When Chris D’Amico (Mintz-Plasse) adopts the alter-ego of the villainous “Motherfu#@er” as vengeance for Kick-Ass slaying his father, Dave and Mindy find themselves being hunted by freaks and maniacs – and soon, the cops as well.

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Chloe Moretz as Hit-Girl in ‘Kick-Ass 2′

The biggest point of concern regarding Kick-Ass 2 was Kick-Ass 1 writer/director Matthew Vaughn departing the sequel to work on X-Men: Days of Future Past (his sequel to First Class). Ironically enough Vaughn departed that X-Men sequel film as well, but he left Kick-Ass 2 in the hands of Jeff Wadlow, who has had middling success writing and directing films like Cry_Wolf and Never Back Down.

For his part, Wadlow has apparently captured the acerbic tone of the Kick-Ass world pretty well in the humor bits, while adding his own stylistic flare to the action sequences (such as Mindy saving Dave from that van speeding down the highway). While the Kick-Ass 2 comic book contained some controversial scenes of intense violence, it seems this red-band trailer is content on promoting the foul language and some dirty jokes.

In other words: you’ll probably have to pay admission price to see the full depths of gruesome.


Kick-Ass 2 will be in theaters on August 16, 2013.

Source: MTV

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  1. Cam’t wait to see this movie

  2. Chloe is the best! I have been on board this film since the cast announced they signed on so long ago. 5 more months though…(sighs) Maybe the release date will get changed again and come sooner rather then later.

  3. What was appealing and hilarious about Hit Girl in the first movie was the fact that she was a little kid, kicking grown mens asses and screaming profanity. Hmmm, I dunno but now that she’s older and throwin insults around her character just doesn’t seem as likeable. (I know I’m only basing this on the trailer). They really need to fix and polish up some of that green screen work and effects, looked absolutely awful. Nothing really funny about Jim Carrey’s character in this either to be honest. No epic music or score to go with the trailer either, the music from the first movie was amazing.
    All in all, I can’t wait for this movie and I hope it’s great but please, to show case the film atleast make a decent and respectable trailer next time, or atleast try to finish it before you release it to the public.

    • @BarryM

      I agree about Chloe.The whole appeal of her character is that she’s an ass-kicking little 11 year-old. She seems too old now. I’m sure her character will still be super bad-ass, but her character was more than that. But we shall see. Maybe she’ll be even better.

      Disagree with the rest of your post, however.

      • Back then, i was most impressed with how well she portrayed her character and not how young she was or how small, for that matter.

        Chloe is a good actor because she always gives a 100% for her characters and Jim Carrey is a great actor because he’s always on a 1000% by default.
        Every single other actor can only benefit from his presence on the set.

        • you know it bruv

        • @TheWalkingDude

          Um… wait, did you just suggest that Jim Carrey is a better actor than Chloe Moretz?? Whatever you’re on, I think there’s a reason it’s illegal…

          • I didn’t suggest it, i outright wrote it without any possibility for misunderstanding. I don’t require drugs to form an opinion.

            • @thewalkingdude

              That’s good to know. ;-)

          • @Ken J: Though I love Little Miss Moretz, I think the dude might be on to something here: like any actor would tell you, it’s much more difficult to be good at comedy than drama. Jim Carrey has nothing to prove anymore. Chloe is good at drama, but it remains to be seen if she can become a powerful comic actress in the long run.

            • @bfg

              For me, Jim Carrey really only has 3 different characters. Normal guy, depressed guy, and Ace Ventura… Also, if comedy is harder to do than drama, then someone like Channing Tatum seems to be intentionally doing poorly in dramas because he’s pretty good in comedies, but kind of sucks in dramas… Weird…

  4. Too sweet!

  5. Looks totally insane and with Chloe Grace Moretz more grown up and more attractive, It is gonna knock the balls off those viewers!

  6. Looks dumb.

    • So will your face when I ram my fist into your stomach, and break your godd**n spine!

      • lighten up, francis

      • @Hawke

        Nice, Arnie quotes FTW!

        Anyway, yeah, the only thing I liked about the first was Hit-Girl, the rest was crap so I’ll give this a miss. I preferred Super.

        • So are you saying you can only see one movie this summer?

  7. I can’t wait for this. I watched the original just the other day, and I’ll probably watch it several more times before August

  8. That looks so good.

  9. thats some rough looking CG. Can’t wait to see the movie though.

    • I know what you mean, but i’m positive that will get worked out. The first movie was more traditional and sparse with CG, which is something i thoroughly enjoyed. I guess the scale for the second movie is too large for wire-fu now, so to speak. We shall see. It’s just a short trailer.

      On a different note, i’m really interested in the costume amalgam for Kick-Ass. I wonder if he should transcend his persona as well. Something like Kick-Daddy…wait, that doesn’t quite feel right. Maybe Big-Ass….holy cow..

      Let’s stick with Kick-Ass.

  10. This is going to be good. I really liked the first one and I can’t wait for this one. I’m hoping they make a third.

  11. Kind of a disappointing trailer. Looks very budgeted.

    • The climax is changed from Time Square to the Motherf***r’s lair. The media circus that the Time Square fight was about is one of the major points of the comic book series!

  12. Can not wait. It looks great.

  13. This trailer Kicks..Ass. :-D

  14. Hitgirl……..got……..HOT!

    • @Jerry

      All I have to say is that you better be under 18, or maybe the FBI should take note of your comments…

      • @KenJ Um i actually am? Shocking right!!

        • @Jerry

          Hey, a lot of people on this site are older, like me, so I had to mention that. It’s good to hear you’re young and not an old pedophile… :-)

  15. This reminds me of that Ben Stiller movie, “Mystery Men”, which was completely awful.

  16. Game on c**ksuckers!

  17. “Game on, c*cksuckers!” Priceless. I can’t wait for this sequel.

    To the people whining about the green screen and FX, please remember this is a work-in-progress, still months away from theatrical release.

  18. Kick Ass is stupid. The only reason I sort of enjoyed it was because it made fun of itself. This is trash.

  19. I had no idea what to expect when i saw the first movie but i walked away thinking it was actually pretty damn cool. Hit Girl was awesome running around kicking the s### out of grown men, she was brutal and i loved it. Now seeing her older is even more bad ass!! Jim Carrey looks he’s gonna be a little crazy brutal himself. This trailer looks pretty sweet, seems like its staying true to what the last movie was while beng a little bit bigger and badder.

  20. I love how Kick-Ass 2 has two songs from Sleigh Bells in the trailer, “Infinity Guitars” and “Crush” were also great choices since it was one song from their first album and one from their second. I loved the first movie, but it is kinda weird to see the girl being almost grown up now…and Jim Carrey I assume will either be awesome or terrible, with almost zero chance for it being middle ground. Here’s hoping he’s great.I love how Kick-Ass 2 has two songs from Sleigh Bells in the trailer, “Infinity Guitars” and “Crush” were also great choices since it was one song from their first album and one from their second. I loved the first movie, but it is kinda weird to see the girl being almost grown up now…and Jim Carrey I assume will either be awesome or terrible, with almost zero chance for it being middle ground. Here’s hoping he’s great.

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  22. I can’t wait to see this!