Four years ago, a comic book movie hit theaters and redefined the term “Kick-Ass.” Now the same crew that brought you the irreverent, ultra-violent comic book adaptation is back for around round of bloody fun.
MTV News has your exclusive (and NSFW) first look at “Kick-Ass 2,” which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson as the titular hero, Chloë Grace Moretz as the foul-mouthed Hit-Girl, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse as “The Mother F—er.”
As explained in the preview, “Kick-Ass 2” picks up not too long after the events of the original film. More heroes, inspired by the actions of Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl, have taken up the cause of fighting evil in the city. Among the new masked vigilantes is Colonel Stars and Stripes, played by a hard-to-recognize Jim Carrey.
Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl will need all the help they can get, because a foe from the first film, Red Mist, is back with an even badder persona, “The Mother F—er,” to avenge the death of his father. But this time, he’s going to have the help of a brand-new team of super villains.
When MTV News spoke with Moretz at New York Comic-Con last year, she hinted that this Hit-Girl would be a different, more mature girl with some serious questions to ask. “The character has completely progressed,” she said. “She’s now 15 or 16, figuring out who she is. Is Hit-Girl the mask? Is Mindy McCready the mask? That’s the cool tug of war between the two minds.”
Check out everything we’ve on “Kick-Ass 2,” which hits theaters on August 16.