While the action cast is set for both Thor: The Dark World and Kick-Ass 2, the comic book movie sequels will be getting additional comedic cameos. Chris O’Dowd (The Sapphires) recently revealed that he will be doing a small part in Alan Taylor’s Thor: The Dark World and it appears to be opposite star Natalie Portman, who is reprising her role from the first film. While O’Dowd likely won’t be donning a cape or cowl, Kick-Ass comics writer Mark Millar and illustrator John Romita, Jr. will be in full regalia in a fight between good and evil in Jeff Wadlow’s Kick-Ass 2.
Hit the jump for what O’Dowd had to say about his scene and for more images of Millar and JRJR.
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.
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.
As you may recall, last week we reported several studios were vying for the rights to distribute Matthew Vaughn’s adaption of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.’s “Kick-Ass” after a positive screening at last month’s San Diego Comic Con. Well it seems that the deal has been struck with Lionsgate committing to a wide 2010 release date for the privately produced and financed action-comedy flick. Pull on your tights, hop in the Mist Mobile and read more after the jump.
If you were in Hall H at this year’s Comic-Con, one of the films that made a huge impact was director Matthew Vaughn’s “Kick-Ass”. While the film doesn’t yet have an American distributor, if the reaction to the footage is any indication, studios should bang down the doors to land the rights to this independent comic book movie. If the name “Kick-Ass” sounds familiar, it’s because the movie is based on the Mark Millar/John Romita, Jr. series with the same name.
Anyway, I was able to interview Chloe Moretz at this year’s Comic-Con and she talked about playing Hit Girl, working with Nicolas Cage, filming the action scenes, and if you watch till the end, you might see a surprise appearance by Clark Duke and Kristen Bell. Take a look after the jump: