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Watch: Hit-Girl & The Gang Return In Red Band Trailer For 'Kick-Ass 2'

by Kevin Jagernauth
March 13, 2013 12:02 PM
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Lo-fi, featuring stars that weren't household names and stamped with an R-rating, "Kick-Ass" gleefully twisted the superhero genre on its head to the tune of $96 million worldwide. Given all the factors above, that's quite a feat and, no doubt boosted by home video exposure, a sequel was greenlit. But can lightning strike twice? Will director Jeff Wadlow be an adequate stand-in for Matthew Vaughn? Well, see for yourself as the first trailer for "Kick-Ass 2" has arrived.

If the movie sticks to what happens in the comics, it will see Kick-Ass and Justice Forever doing battle with The Mother Fucker and his own band of super-villains, The Toxic Mega-Cunts, in a story that will likely very much earn its R-rating. Aaron Taylor-Johnson returns as the eponymous hero, along with Chloe Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, while the cast is rounded out by Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars -- an ex-mafia member turned vigilante who forms Justice Forever -- Donald Faison, Lindy Booth, John Leguizamo and newcomer Olga Kurkulina as Mother Russia. 

"There's going to get a bit more romance, a much more grown-up Mindy Macready," Moretz told Press Association last month about Hit-Girl. "Someone who's questioning themself and whether they are a villain, assassin or a vigilante and a hero. So there's a lot of tormented inner self, it's interesting."

Watch below -- thoughts? Opinions? Just as kick-ass as "Kick-Ass" or did this fall flat on its ass? The movie opens on August 16th. Updated: A new poster and six new images from the film have arrived as well.

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  • Shane | March 20, 2013 1:37 PMReply

    I think... yeah... pretty sure I just fell in love with Chloe Moretz.

  • Lets Get Real podcast | March 16, 2013 6:16 AMReply

    Looks incredibly visceral which will keep the fans happy. Some awesome fight sequences there

  • Burnsy113 | March 14, 2013 11:51 AMReply

    This actually looks pretty good, Carrey looks like he might have gone of te deep end for this role, which is perfect for this movie.

  • Alan B | March 13, 2013 7:13 PMReply

    Can't see Johnson-Taylor as a teen anymore. I know the guy is younger than Andrew Garfield, but he doesn't look it.

  • CAGE | March 13, 2013 2:27 PMReply

    Man, this looks cheap, bad effects and ugly lighting.
    The things that made me mildly enjoy the first one were Nic Cage, Mark Strong and Matthew Vaughn. So... I literally have not a single reason to watch this film.

  • nolan | March 13, 2013 1:44 PMReply

    The original is probably one of my least favorite movies ever. This looks equally cheap, ugly and awful.

  • weetiger3 | March 13, 2013 12:29 PMReply

    The brief glimpse of Mark Strong as Frank D'Amico only made his absence more conspicuous.

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