In 2010, the world was introduced to Kick-Ass. Starring Aaron Johnson, Kick-Ass tells the story about a regular average day kid who decides to put on a costume and a mask and become a superhero. Little did he realize, fighting crime is something that not anyone can do, and he gets involved with the wrong people at the wrong time. Luckily for him, Kick-Ass meets the young Hit-Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) and her father, Big Daddy (Nic Cage), two other superheroes that take the young man under their wing. Stylized and over the top with the violence, Kick-Ass was the perfect compliment to a summer filled with other superhero blockbusters. In fact, it did so well that a sequel was green-lit shortly after the first film’s release. And, we finally have a trailer (in red-band goodness). Check it out below.
So yeah, that looks awesome. As the usual formula goes for sequels, this looks bigger, badder, and even more violent. Plus, can we mention how absurdly amazing Jim Carrey looks? He’s playing Colonel Stars and Stripes, a fellow “superhero” that joins Kick-Ass in his war against crime. Together (along with Hit-Girl) they form the group, Justice Forever, a team of home made superheroes who fight together to stop the now (even more) evil, The Mother F**ker (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) and his own evil team of villains.
Along with Johnson, Moretz, and Carrey, Kick-Ass 2 also stars Clark Duke, John Leguizamo, and Donald Faison. We can also expect to see Nicolas Cage returning in some form or another.
Based off of the comics by Mark Millar, Kick-Ass 2 is directed by Jeff Wadlow. The film hits theaters on August 16, 2013.
What are your thoughts on the trailer? Are you as excited as me to return to the world of Kick-Ass?