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

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist March 13, 2013 at 12:02PM

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.
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Kick Ass 2, Chloe Moretz

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.


Kick Ass 2, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Aaron Johnson
Kick Ass 2, Jim Carrey (skip)
Kick Ass 2, Jim Carrey, Aaron Johnson
Kick Ass 2, Chloe Moretz, Aaron Johnson
Kick Ass 2, Chloe Moretz,
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