Is Mother Russia a Villain in KICK-ASS 2?

     July 18, 2012


At the end of Kick-Ass, it looked like Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) was being set up as the villain for the sequel.  The actor is slated to return for Kick-Ass 2, but he won’t be the only baddie.  According to Moviehole, the production is currently casting for the role of “Mother Russia”, who serves as Red Mist’s bodyguard.  Casting directors are look for an “extremely tall, large, fit female of 25 to 40 to play the part.”  If you take away the height factor (something that can be remedied with cinematography; just ask Tom Cruise), then the answer seems pretty obvious.

Hit the jump for more on the character.  Written and directed by Jeff Wadlow, the film also stars Aaron Johnson and Chloe MoretzKick-Ass 2 starts filming in September.

Here’s the description the production is sending out to agencies [via Moviehole]:

“Classic Villain. An ex-KBG officer who is now being paid by the week by Chris to fight in his group — she is easily the most skilled and just a ruthless killer in general. Described as a ‘roided-out female bodybuilder, she needs to be extremely physically imposing and muscular, though still come across as feminine. As tall as possible (6ft and over only). Indicate height on submission.”

Again, I’m not sure why the height thing is such a big deal.  It looks like the production is looking for the second-coming of Brigitte Nielsen, and I wouldn’t hold my breath.  The production should try and land Gina Carano even though she’s 5’8″.  It’s harder to be physically imposing and muscular than it is to be tall.



  • Scurvy

    Why not just use Brigitte Nielsen? That was the first person I thought of and if they want her to be an ex KGB officer, she would have to be at MINIMUM 39 years old (assuming she joined in 1991 at 18 years old).

    Only Hollywood could come up with a 25 year old ex-KGB agent.

    Beyond that, Missi Pyle could probable do it. Just look at her in Dodgeball.

  • Nick

    No! We’re saving Gina Carano for Wonder Woman.

    • Yu Sheng Wu

      Damn! I forgot completely about her.

    • Griz

      Wait . . . We’re still considering her for Diana? I though we changed our minds after watching Gina act in haywire.

  • Josh Kaye

    Brigitte Nielsen is 49 years old so I doubt they’ll use her.

  • Leonardo

    i thought about Brigitte Nelsen too…

  • Grayden

    Gina is a rare amalgam of physical prowess and femininity. Why count her out simply because she’s not the greatest actress? Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, and Angelina Jolie get cast in action flicks because of their physicality (i.e. sensuality), not because of their acting chops (which are limited, if existent at all.)

  • darrin

    wwe glamazon

  • Shawn

    What about Zoe Bell? She was in Whip It and has done tons of stunt work in the past. Plus, she is amazingly Buff.

    Bridgette Nielsen? Yeah, maybe before the alcoholism. Have you seen what she looks like now? More busted, less buff.

  • Xander Treffers

    Maria Wattel. The one and only plus 6ft super heroine! Feminine muscle, beautiful face, long black hair. A She-Hulk come to life!

  • Anonymous

    Bring back chyna from wwf

  • OldDude

    Definitely has my vote for playing the She Hulk….She would make a nice Mother Russia also.