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Yancy Butler Returns For 'Kick-Ass 2'; Dawn Olivieri Feels 'Plush' While Amy Smart & Joshua Leonard Fly With 'Ravens'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • August 10, 2012 11:20 AM
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Just a day after “Kick-Ass 2” solidified its existence further by casting Donald Faison in the role of Dr. Gravity, the comic book adaptation can safely count another cast member on board, this time with a returning actress from the first film, while in other news two other independent productions have found their leading ladies.

Posters For 'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Trouble With The Curve,' 'Red Dawn,' 'Playing For Keeps' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 9, 2012 6:25 PM
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Lots of posters coming up, for a batch of movies that are the horizon, to screw in your eyeballs, sit down and buckle up....

'Kick-Ass 2' Finds Its Dr. Gravity

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 8, 2012 3:13 PM
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Yes, we're still incredulous that after the many tall tales, fabrications and fishing stories that come out of the mouth of Mark Millar, "Kick-Ass 2" is actually happening. And while the premise finds it subverting the standard tropes of the superhero genre, it does fall in line with one key requirement of a sequel: there's going to be more people in it.

First Look At Brad Pitt On The Set Of 'The Counselor'; John Leguizamo Joins The Film (As Well As 'Kick-Ass 2')

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 31, 2012 8:59 AM
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Brad Pitt, The Counselor
Well, whaddya know? It looks like cameras have already started rolling on Ridley Scott's "The Counselor." While casting is still ongoing for the film (and with Michael Fassbender currently busy shooting "Twelve Years A Slave") it seems the director is squeezing in time to shoot whenever there is space in the calendars of his extensive cast, and Brad Pitt is currently knocking out his scenes over in London (with the Olympics likely serving as good cover for the paparazzi-stalked actor).

Comic-Con '12: Thomas Jane & Ron Perlman Unveil Unofficial 'Punisher' Short Film; 'Star Trek 2' Footage Revealed...Kind Of...

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 15, 2012 10:41 PM
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A brief litle update on various bits and bobs from San Diego over the weekend so here we go...The last time we heard anything about the future of Marvel's "The Punisher" was last fall when Fox committed to a TV pilot that would bring the character to the small screen...and that's about it since then. But Thomas Jane, who played the character in the modestly received 2004 movie, has gone ahead and made his own short film without Marvel approval.

Aaron Johnson Says R-Rated 'Kick-Ass 2' Starts Filming This Fall

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • June 18, 2012 9:56 AM
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While the fan boy and critical community still seems divided on the merits of Matthew Vaughn’s 2010 adaptation of Mark Millar’s “Kick-Ass,” Vaughn has moved onto a more lucrative superhero franchise with the “X-Men: First Class” series as the “Kick-Ass” brand continues to roll along with a sequel in the works.

Nicolas Cage Likely To Return To 'Kick-Ass 2' In Cameo, Original Cast Mostly Set

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 1, 2012 11:51 AM
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This writer, and many Playlist members, will fully admit -- we're still reeling from the fact that something Scottish comic book writer Mark Millar said actually came true. The king of exaggeration, undermanaging expectations, fibs and tall tales, generally everything that comes out of the "Kick-Ass" creator's mouth must be taken with a ocean-sized block of salt, so we were shocked to hear that "Kick Ass 2," was not only actually moving forward, the sequel was actually shooting at the end of this summer (though now it appears to be an early fall shoot). Good for him, though the scoreboard is still akin to 20-1 at this point when it comes to fiction vs. facts.

'Kick-Ass 2' Actually Happening, Jeff Wadlow To Direct, Cast In Talks To Return

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 8, 2012 5:53 PM
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Well, a stopped clock is right twice a day. After two years of pretty much bullshit from "Kick-Ass" creator Mark Millar, it looks like his talk that "Kick-Ass 2" would shoot this summer is actually becoming a reality.

Mark Millar Claims 'Kick Ass 2' Will Shoot This Summer: 5 Other Things He's Said That Never Happened

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 27, 2012 12:38 PM
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Oh, Mark Millar. In an industry where hyperbole and exaggeration are king, Mark Millar is on a whole other level, always eager to talk about himself and his films with whoever is willing to listen, often feeding the machine with lots of excitement about projects that are premature to say the least. His latest bit of news comes courtesy of his own Millar World forums (via Bleeding Cool) where he claims that the much talked-about (at least by him) "Kick-Ass 2" will shoot this summer. 

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