The first clip from Jeff Wadlow’s Kick-Ass 2 is now online. While I’m surprised that this massive fight scene between costumed heroes and villains is the first clip we’re getting, I’m not complaining! Some of our old favorites are back but there is a host of new characters on both sides of the battle. Battle Guy, Night Bitch and Doctor Gravity get in on the action and it’s not just Kick-Ass and The Mother Fucker who square off. Hit-Girl takes on a big challenge when she goes up against Mother Russia by herself.
Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Clark Duke, Donald Faison, John Leguizamo, Jim Carrey and Olga Kurkulina, Kick-Ass 2 opens August 16th. Hit the jump to watch the clip. [Update: Unfortunately it looks as if this clip has been taken down. Sorry if you missed it!]
Earlier this week, Fast & Furious 6 director Justin Lin confirmed that he would not be returning to helm a seventh installment of the high-octane franchise. Though the sixth entry has yet to hit theaters, star Vin Diesel has suggested that production on the next film could start shooting as early as this summer, meaning that Universal needs to find a new director ASAP. While there are likely plenty of takers for the job, three individuals have emerged at the top contenders: Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2), Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer), and Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid). Hit the jump for more on each of the directors, as well as my pick for gig.
Universal has released the first red-band trailer for director Jeff Wadlow‘s sequel Kick-Ass 2. The trailer opens with a fight/dialogue scene between Aaron Johnson‘s Kick-Ass and Chloe Moretz‘s Hit Girl that brings us right back into the Kick-Ass world, and it sure does feel good to be back. The plot appears to revolve around the preparations for a showdown between Kick-Ass/Hit Girl and Christopher Mintz-Plasse‘s newly minted “The Motherfucker,” as both sides are building up their own armies of heroes/villains. Mintz-Plasse looks to have gone delectably full-evil in the follow-up, and I’m really looking forward to seeing how his character progresses throughout the film. The CGI is pretty iffy in places, but the fight scenes and performances look great, with Jim Carrey essentially unrecognizable as Colonel Stars and Stripes.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Clark Duke, Donald Faison, John Leguizamo, and Olga Kurkulina. Kick-Ass 2 opens on August 16th.
The first official image has been released for Jeff Wadlow’s Kick-Ass 2. The superhero sequel to Matthew Vaughn’s 2010 comic adaptation features the return of Aaron Taylor-Johnson as titular hero, Kick-Ass, plus plenty of newcomers. One such addition is Jim Carrey, who is showcased in the first image as Colonel Stars and Stripes, the leader of a new band of crime-fighters named Justice Forever.
Also starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Nicolas Cage, Donald Faison and Clark Duke, Kick-Ass 2 opens June 28th. Hit the jump to see the image.
Production on the much-anticipated follow-up Kick-Ass 2 has now moved to London after a round of location filming in Toronto, and it appears that comics creator Mark Millar has been spending quite a bit of time on set. Ever the Chatty Cathy, Millar recently took to his website to post a lengthy report from the Kick-Ass 2 set, providing a fan’s perspective on seeing Chloe Moretz’s Hit-Girl go toe-to-toe with Mother Russia and how director Jeff Wadlow is doing stepping into Matthew Vaughn’s shoes.
Also, now that Millar has been appointed a “creative consultant” at Fox for their Marvel properties, the scribe teased three more film adaptations of his work that are in development. He didn’t reveal the specific properties, but this coming from Millar himself you’d best not get your hopes up. Hit the jump to see what he had to say. Beware, minor spoilers for Kick-Ass 2 follow.
We’ve already seen countless photos and videos from the set of the in-production sequel Kick-Ass 2 (many courtesy of director Jeff Wadlow himself), but now the film’s official synopsis has been released, giving us a peek at the film’s plot. When the sequel’s story picks up, the bravery of Aaron Johnson’s titular hero has inspired a wave of superheroes led by Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey). When the group becomes the target of Red Mist’s (Christhoper Mintz-Plasee) fury—now going by the name of “The Mother F%&*^r”—only the incredibly deadly Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz) can save them.
Hit the jump to read the full synopsis which includes some further details, and if you missed it check out Steve’s video interview with Moretz from last week’s New York Comic-Con. The promising ensemble cast also includes Clark Duke, Donald Faison, John Leguizamo, and Olga Kurkulina. Kick-Ass 2 opens on June 28th, 2013.
We previously brought you the first looks at Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) in a new version of his RoboCop suit, but now we have a few more looks at Kinnaman as the 100% human Alex Murphy. Speaking of superhumans, director Jeff Wadlow recently tweeted a number of photos of the Kick-Ass 2 cast in costume. Though none are as awesome as the first look at Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars, these set photos do have that “official” ring to them.
Director Jose Padilha’s RoboCop also stars Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton and Jackie Earle Haley and opens August 9th, 2013. Kick-Ass 2, starring Aaron Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, opens June 28th of next year. Hit the jump to see the new images.
We’ve been seeing a multitude of images from the set of writer/director Jeff Wadlow’s sequel Kick-Ass 2 over the past couple of weeks that have given us our first looks at Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Chloe Moretz back in costume, but now we have our first peek at Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars. The character is a founding member of Justice Forever who recruits other heroes to join the crime-fighting group. Carrey looks to be wearing a bit of prosthetics to get the character’s look just right, and it should be fun to see him in action when the film hits theaters.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film also stars Donald Faison, John Leguizamo, and Olga Kurkulina. Kick-Ass 2 opens on June 28th, 2013.
Another day, another batch of blurry set photos featuring some of your favorite barely recognizable stars. Today, we have our first look at Kick-Ass 2 star Christopher Mintz-Plasse in costume as The Motherfucker. He doesn’t appear to be dressed in the same black-and-orange duds we saw him in at the end of Kick-Ass, but it’s hard to get a decent look in these lo-res images. We’ve also got first looks at Michael Fassbender and Javier Bardem in Ridley Scott’s The Counselor. I didn’t think it possible, but Bardem looks even stranger here than he does in Skyfall. Maybe it’s just the pocket-fan. Hit the jump to check out the set photos.
We previously brought you some early set photos of Aaron Johnson and Chloe Grace Moretz in costume to reprise their roles of Kick-Ass and Hit Girl in director Jeff Wadlow’s Kick-Ass 2. Today, we’ve got more looks at Kick-Ass alongside Donald Faison as Dr. Gravity, plus a couple other members of the superhero team Justice Forever. The images show what appears to be Insect Man, plus Clark Duke reprising his role as Marty and taking on the mantle of Battle Guy.
Kick-Ass 2 also stars Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jim Carrey, Lyndsy Fonseca, Yancy Butler, John Leguizamo, Lindy Booth, Andy Nyman, Olga Kurkulina and Nicolas Cage in a cameo. The film hits domestic theaters on June 28, 2013 and will be in UK theaters July 19, 2013. Hit the jump to take a look at the new set photos.
It’s a minor miracle that Kick-Ass 2 is a reality. Matthew Vaughn’s first film was a respectable success but the R-rated superhero pic was by no means a blockbuster, so few were expecting a follow-up to come to fruition. But alas, production is currently underway on Kick-Ass 2 in Toronto under the direction of Jeff Wadlow, and some new set photos have surfaced that give us a look at a little older Chloe Moretz as Hit Girl and the actress’ stunt double in full costume. We also get a peek at Aaron Johnson as the titular Kick-Ass and Hit Girl’s bike, as well as Morris Chestnut who takes over the role of Sergeant Marcus Williams from Omari Hardwick, who played the character in the first film.
Hit the jump to check out the bevy of set images. The film also stars Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Olga Kurkulina, John Leguizamo, Donald Faison and Jim Carrey. Kick-Ass 2 opens on June 28th, 2013.
Production is officially underway on Kick-Ass 2 in Toronto, and writer/director Jeff Wadlow is making great use of his Twitter account to give fans an inside look at the film. Last week he shared a tantalizing image of the Christopher Mintz-Plasse and the actress set to play villain Mother Russia, but her face was covered so we still had no confirmation as to who had nabbed the part. Now confirmation has finally come courtesy of Iron World (via Bleeding Cool) that bodybuilder Olga Kurkulina has landed the role of Mother Russia, who serves as Red Mist’s bodyguard in the follow-up to Matthew Vaughn’s first film.
Hit the jump to take a look at Kurkulina and to see what images Wadlow has shared from the set thus far. Kick-Ass 2 also stars Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, John Leguizamo, Donald Faison and Jim Carrey. The film is set for release on June 28th, 2013.
After yesterday’s news that Universal was courting Jim Carrey for Jeff Wadlow’s Kick-Ass 2, now Lindy Booth (Dawn of the Dead) is in talks to star as yet another hero. Carrey was sought to play Colonel Stars, who forms the heroic team, Justice Forever. While Carrey may not take the role, Booth is currently in negotiations to star as the Night Bitch, a member of Justice Forever.
Kick-Ass 2, which features the return of stars Aaron Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, stars filming next month in Toronto and New York. Hit the jump for more on Booth, Night Bitch and a recap of the casting so far.
Universal reportedly wants Jim Carrey to join the ass kicking in director Jeff Wadlow’s Kick-Ass 2. The sequel to Matthew Vaughn’s 2010 original film adaptation of the Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. comic already features returning cast members Aaron Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Nicolas Cage and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Carrey is being sought to play the role of Colonel Stars, a founding member of Justice Forever who recruits heroes to the crime fighting group. Deadline reports that, though Carrey is a fan of Vaughn’s original film, no deals are in place yet. Do you think Carrey would be a good fit for the Colonel? Let us know in the comments!
We’ve quite a bit of release date news to share this fine morning, as Universal has announced a slew of schedule changes. Briefly:
- With production set to begin in a matter of weeks, Kick-Ass 2 has been slated for a June 28th, 2013 release.
- The Denzel Washington/Mark Wahlberg thriller 2 Guns has been given an August 16th, 2013 release date.
- Director Richard Curtis’ (Love Actually) romantic time travel pic About Time, starring Rachel McAdams, has been dated May 10th, 2013.
- The Keanu Reeves samurai pic 47 Ronin, originally set for a November 2012 release, has now been pushed back even further to Christmas 2013.
- The re-release Jurassic Park 3D has been moved to April 5th, 2013.
- The supernatural actioner R.I.P.D. starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds has been shifted to July 19th, 2013.
- The Jason Bateman/Melissa McCarthy comedy Identity Thief has been moved up to February 8th, 2013.
Hit the jump for all the details, folks.