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!]
Character posters for all tastes today:
See all the posters after the break.
If you felt this morning’s version of the Kick-Ass 2 trailer featuring Hit-Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) was a bit light on blood and profanity, then this new red-band version of the same trailer might be more your speed. It’s a funnier cut than the earlier one precisely because cute girls saying vulgar things and beating the bloody snot out of people is just downright hilarious.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and new character poster for Moretz’s Hit-Girl. The movie co-stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clark Duke, Donald Faison, John Leguizamo, Jim Carrey and Olga Kurkulina. Kick-Ass 2 opens August 16th.
An international trailer for Kick-Ass 2 has been released. The red-band trailer focused on the plot of the film where we saw heroes banding together against the threat of The Motherfucker (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). The international trailer mostly ignores all that (there’s no Motherfucker to be found), and shines a light directly on Hit-Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz). That’s not too surprising when you consider she was the most popular character in the first film, and Moretz looks like she’s even better this time around.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. There’s also a new character poster for Jim Carrey‘s superhero, Colonel Stars and Stripes. The movie co-stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clark Duke, Donald Faison, John Leguizamo, and Olga Kurkulina. Kick-Ass 2 opens August 16th.
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.
by Jason Barr Posted: March 16th, 2013 at 11:46 am
I’ve patiently waited for the opportunity to include Veronica Mars in the Top 5. As one of my favorite pop culture artifacts, I’m thrilled that this past week has finally afforded me the chance. That said, I’ll reserve any and all debate regarding the impact and merit of its now famed Kickstarter campaign for after the jump. For now, I’ll just say that, as much as I loved the show, I didn’t feel shortchanged by its somewhat abrupt finale. Moreover, I never felt like I needed a movie to bring some sort of closure to that world and its characters. Don’t get me wrong, by series end I wanted more VM in my life. But maybe that’s a good thing. Looking back I’d much prefer a series leave me wanting more than continually ask me back every week when it can barely muster even a shadow of its former self (cough…The Office…cough).
In addition to more Mars talk, this week’s collection also includes our G.I. Joe: Retaliation set visit, the first red-band trailer for Kick-Ass 2, Jurassic Park 4 naming its director, and all of our SXSW 2013 coverage to date. Keep reading for a brief recap and link to each.
Earlier this week we brought you the first poster and new images from Jeff Wadlow’s Kick-Ass 2. Today, new character posters have debuted that center on the heroes and villains of the ultra-violent comic sequel. You can see them in action in this recently-released red-band trailer and then get an up-close and personal look at such characters as Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), Hit-Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) and The Mother Fucker (Christopher Mintz-Plasse).
Also starring Jim Carrey, Donald Faison, Clark Duke and Lindy Booth, Kick-Ass 2 opens August 16th. Hit the jump to check out the character posters.
The first red-band trailer for the sequel Kick-Ass 2 debut this morning, and now Universal has released a batch of high-resolution images and the first poster for the film. Jeff Wadlow takes over from the first film’s director Matthew Vaughn this time around, and the story finds Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Kick-Ass and Chloe Grace Moretz’s Hit Girl inspiring a new wave of masked superheroes that join in their fight against evil. On the flipside, Christopher Mintz-Plasse has now become a supervillain named The Mother Fucker and is assembling his own masked evil league.
Hit the jump to check out the images and poster. The film also stars Morris Chestnut, John Leguizamo, Donald Faison, and Jim Carrey. Kick-Ass 2 opens on August 16th.
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.
Universal has made some changes to its upcoming release slate, and Martin Scorsese‘s new film now has a firm date.
- Kick-Ass 2 – The Jeff Wadlow-helmed sequel has been pushed back a couple of months from June 28th to August 16th, where the actioner will now face off against the sequel Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters and the comedy The To-Do List. The film stars Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Jim Carrey.
- 2 Guns – Meanwhile, as a result of the Kick-Ass 2 date change, the Denzel Washington/Mark Wahlberg action thriller has been moved up from August 16th to August 2nd, where it will open against the sequels 300: Rise of an Empire and Red 2.
- R.I.P.D. – Universal has also announced that it will be releasing the Jeff Bridges/Ryan Reynolds action-adventure film in 3D when it opens on July 19th. This will be a post-conversion.
- The Wolf of Wall Street – Finally, director Martin Scorsese’s memoir adaptation will open wide on November 15th, just in time for Thanksgiving and awards season. The Leonardo DiCaprio-starrer will square off against Ridley Scott‘s The Counselor, the Robert De Niro/Sylvester Stallone boxing drama Grudge Match, and the WikiLeaks film The Fifth Estate.
As you’ve probably noticed, over the past 48 hours, we’ve posted a ton of toy articles. The reason is every February in New York City, the toy industry holds its yearly convention (Toy Fair) and it’s where every toy manufacturer shows off their upcoming products. If you’re a fan of movie related toys, Lego, or just cool stuff, Toy Fair is basically a huge preview of what you’ll be spending your money on this year.
Anyway, while walking around the show yesterday, Samantha Cheirif took a number of pictures and this batch covers Mezco Toyz Breaking Bad and NECA’s Carrie, Kick-Ass 2, Pacific Rim, Prometheus, Aliens, Rambo, The Lone Ranger, The Hobbit, Gremlins and more. Hit the jump to check out the images.
This weekend, we’ve been showing you toys from Toy Fair 2013 including action figures for Thor: The Dark World, Iron Man 3, and more. It’s all about the merchandising, and if you’re going to get reasonably-priced action figures, you can’t do much better than NECA. The toymaker has released images for some of their big 2013 toys with a look at their figures for The Lone Ranger and Kick-Ass 2. The figures look good, but they also provide our first look at Kick-Ass 2‘s villain, “The Motherfucker” (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), formerly Red Mist. It’s a wild costume, I’m curious to see what it looks like in real life.
Hit the jump to check out the toys. The Lone Ranger opens July 3rd. Kick-Ass 2 opens June 28th.
New posters for Kick-Ass 2 are about to get in our faces by getting up in the faces of the film’s characters. In the sequel, Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) has inspired a wave of superheroes led by Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey). When the group becomes the target of Red Mist’s (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) fury—now going by the name of “The Motherfucker”—only Hit-Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) can save them. I enjoyed the posters for the first film, and I suppose the recruitment-style posters have had an unexpected payoff for the new movie.
Hit the jump to take a look at the posters. Hopefully, the official versions will be released soon. The film also stars Clark Duke, Donald Faison, John Leguizamo, Olga Kurkulina, and Nicolas Cage. Kick-Ass 2 opens June 28th. [Update: Universal has asked us to remove the posters. You can still read the film's full synopsis after the jump.]
Earlier this month, we got our first official look at Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey) in Jeff Wadlow‘s Kick-Ass 2. Today, the latest issue of Empire Magazine has revealed new images of Hit-Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) along with a glimpse of the Colonel’s “Justice Forever” headquarters. When the sequel’s story picks up, Kick-Ass has inspired a wave of superheroes led by Colonel Stars and Stripes. When the group becomes the target of Red Mist’s (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) fury—now going by the name of “The Motherfucker”—only Hit-Girl can save them.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film also stars Clark Duke, Donald Faison, John Leguizamo, Olga Kurkulina, and Nicolas Cage. Kick-Ass 2 opens June 28th.
In case you missed the recent news, the first image from Jeff Wadlow’s Kick-Ass 2 debuted, featuring Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars and Stripes, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as the titular tough guy and the Colonel’s sidekick, Sophia. A new hi-res version of the image is now available after the jump. Kick-Ass 2, also starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Nicolas Cage opens June 28th.
Another new image that recently popped up is from the newly titled Julian Assange/WikiLeaks film The Fifth Estate. A hi-res version of the first image, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as Assange with Daniel Brühl as Daniel Domscheit-Berg, is now available. Bill Condon’s The Fifth Estate will open November 15th. Hit the jump to view both images in hi-res.