March 13, 2013 by Paul Curtin
One of our most anticipated films of 2013 is Kick-Ass 2… and for good reason, as the sequel to the somewhat realistic take on vigilante superheroes has all the makings to be even better than the original. With original director Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class) only producing the film and Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down) taking over the director’s chair, Kick-Ass 2 could still go either way and be a worthy successor to the original… or a massive flop.
But judging by the latest red band trailer that gives a first look at the original cast returning in all their glory and the newest addition of Colonel Stars and Stripes played by Jim Carrey, the film seems to be shaping up quite nicely in time for its August 16, 2013, release.
Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010’s irreverent global hit: ‘Kick-Ass 2.’ After Kick-Ass’ (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse)—reborn as The Mother F%&*^r—only the blade-wielding Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world’s first superhero team with Mindy.
Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she’s forced to retire—leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world’s first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there’s only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all.