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.