We can thank Entertainment weekly for debuting the first official image from the hotly anticipated Kick-Ass 2, the R-rated sequel to Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass. The picture shows Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey) and Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) having a conversation and maybe even a hot dog...Not exactly the most exciting image ever, but it gives us a good look at Carrey in full gear! I think we can all agree that Carrey's performance is a huge draw for the film, especially considering his lackluster fare as of late - time to win back our affection!
Vaughn took a pass at directing this time, handing down the reigns to Jeff Wadlow. I don't know how to feel about this considering the bang-up job Vaughn did with the first one, and the equally impressive work he did on X-men: First Class. His presence will surely be missed. Wadlow's only well known directing credits are for Cry Wolf and Never Back Down. They don't inspire me, but the casting does, so maybe this film will put him on the map. Either way, Kick-Ass 2 is happening and it looks to match, if not surpass the original.
Hit the jump for the official synopsis and a full version of the picture!
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.
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