THE MOVIE: A sequel to Kick-Ass – about a high school student who decides to become a super-hero even though he has no powers, training, or meaningful reason to do so – is currently in the works and will be titled Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall. Matthew Vaughn, director of the original, will producer, while Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down) will direct. Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are returning.
Updates: Mark Millar says the movie will incorporate elements from his forthcoming Hit Girl spin-off comic book. | In an interview with Collider, Aaron Johnson states that the sequel will be rated R and that filming begins this fall. | AICN has some minor casting and plot details. Look for a Mark Strong-ish actor to step in as the Red Mist’s new criminal Uncle. | Cinema Blend reports that John Leguizamo has signed on to play Javier, who serves as the lead bodyguard of Red Mist.
Nothing totally exciting, but here’s a look at the first promotional Kick-Ass 2 poster. | Deadline reports that Jim Carrey has officially signed on to play vigilante The Colonel in Kick-Ass 2: Balls To The Wall. | Cinema Blend has a sneak peak at some of the pre-production set photos, including: Mother Russia, her giant knife and Hit-Girl’s ride.
Collider has new images of Chloe Moretz’s Hit Girl and Aaron Johnson. | Movie Web has photos of Donald Faison as Doctor Gravity. | Here’s the first look at Jim Carrey as The Colonel. | Collider has a few new photos from the set, which include: Aaron Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz and Donald Faison. | Head over to Total Film for the official plot synopsis. Beware of minor spoilers. | Rope of Silicon has the first official photo of Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars and Stripes. | Enjoy three new images, courtesy of Collider. | Some individual character posters have hit the web. And don’t forget: the Red Band trailer for the film, plus the new poster.