EXCLUSIVE: New ‘Kick-Ass’ Poster And SXSW Panel Announcement!

Back in January, we brought you the news that “Kick-Ass” will open this year’s South By Southwest Film Festival, offering attendees the chance to screen the film well ahead of its April 16 release. Well, there’s more to the story, folks.

While your friendly neighborhood Splash Page editor won’t be making the trip to Austin this year, MTV Movies editor Joshua Horowitz is — and along with providing comprehensive coverage of the festival all week, he’ll host the official “Kick-Ass” panel on Saturday, featuring the cast and creators of the film! Director Matthew Vaughn will be joined by “Kick-Ass” comic creators Mark Millar and John Romita Jr., as well as stars Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Chloe Moretz. So expect to see lots of “Kick-Ass” coverage throughout the show!

But that’s not all — we also have your first look at three new “Kick-Ass” posters that will debut at the festival.

These limited-edition “Kick-Ass” posters will only be available during signings at the show, but we’re psyched to give you an early peek at ’em here on Splash Page — just in case you won’t be able to make it out there. We’ll be rolling out one more poster each of the next two days as we get closer to the “Kick-Ass” premiere at SXSW, so check back tomorrow and Friday for more “Kick-Ass” exclusives.

And if you are in town for the show, remember to check out the “Kick-Ass” panel at SXSW this Saturday, March 13, at 11:00 AM!

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