If you find yourself wandering the city streets at night only to find the heavily armored Big Daddy staring directly at you, don’t worry — it’s just the newest phase in the marketing campaign for “Kick-Ass,” director Matthew Vaughn’s film adaptation of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.’s popular comic book series.
Lionsgate has unveiled four new outdoor posters from “Kick-Ass” featuring the film’s central characters — Kick-Ass (Aaron Johnson), Hit-Girl (Chloe Moretz), Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) and Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage).
These posters are just the latest in a long line of major reveals from the “Kick-Ass” team. Recently, MTV News offered you a first look at John Romita Jr.’s “wall of villains” as well as the upcoming “Kick-Ass” action figures from Mezco.
It’s hardly a wonder that the “Kick-Ass” movement is ramping up given that the film’s release is just over one month away. Some lucky viewers will have the opportunity to see “Kick-Ass” well before that date, as the movie is slated to premiere at the South by Southwest Festival in Texas this coming weekend.
In “Kick-Ass,” young Dave Lizewski goes from ordinary teenager to costumed crime-fighter based on an overeager impulse to live up to the promise of comic book superheroes. His war against crime is assisted by Big Daddy and Hit-Girl, an unlikely father-daughter duo, and Red Mist, a costumed vigilante with familial ties to a local mob boss.
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