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Kick Ass 2 is Happening! With Red Mist and Hit Girl!

Kick Ass 2 is Happening! With Red Mist and Hit Girl!

By Will Ross

Holy crap! It looks like Kick Ass 2 is actually going to happen!

Kick-Ass, for those of you who missed it (and if you did, STOP READING NOW and run to your nearest Netflix device and feed it to your eyeballs) is the story of average high-school kid Dave Lizewski, who turns himself into a superhero (and later a celebrity) by becoming the masked vigilante "Kick-Ass." The film is based on the 2008 Marvel Comics series of the same name, by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.

A May release is usually a sign of confidence in a summer film (which makes sense considering the first film was made for 30 million and ended up grossing 100 mil worldwide). The plan is for Aaron Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, and, Christopher Mintz-Plasse to reprise their roles as Kick-Ass, Hit Girl, and Red Mist, respectively. The storyline will combine elements of Kick-Ass 2’s comic run and the not yet released Hit-Girl spin-off series.

There is one unknown in the project, though. Matthew Vaughn is adapting the script again, but this time he’s chosen Jeff Wadlow, director of Never Back Down and Cry Wolf, to helm the flick.

Never heard of those movies? Us neither! The films have Rotten Tomato ratings of 22 and 23. , which is a tad unsettling. It seems like a risky gamble, but hopefully Wadlow knows what he's doing.

If all goes to plan, they’ll be shooting in September and releasing it in May 2013. Here's hoping they stay true to the source material and deliver a second punch to our collective guts!

Are you looking forward to Kick Ass 2?

Tags: movies, kick-ass, book-and-comics

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Will Ross

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