Nicolas Cage Set To ‘Kick-Ass’ In Matthew Vaughn’s Comic Flick

Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.’s “Kick-Ass” is certainly living up to its namesake this week in terms of news, as The Hollywood Reporter has now announced that Nicolas Cage will be joining the cast, playing the role of a retired cop who, with the help of his daughter (played by the recently announced Chloe Moretz), sets out to take down a lethal druglord.

Adding to this news, THR also reports that the two main characters of “Kick-Ass” have also been cast. As reported yesterday, the films lead character, Dave Lizewski, will be played by Hollywood newcomer Aaron Johnson, and Lyndsy Fonseca (“Big Love”) has been cast as Katie Deauxma, his love-interest.

This all comes hot on the heels of a blistering week of “Kick-Ass” news, including the casting of the aforementioned Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, as well as news that filming will most likely begin next month in London and Totonto.

With the addition of Nic Cage, does “Kick-Ass” earn its spot next to other comic films next year? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.