After several years of anticipation, “Kick-Ass 2” is finally pretty close to making its way to the big screen. The movie has a new director, Jeff Wadlow, and will also include segments from “Hit Girl” and “Kick-Ass 2.” Now it seems like the main cast will be returning as well.
Deadline is reporting that Universal has nearly signed stars Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse to come back for “Kick-Ass 2.” Even Nicolas Cage is reportedly being negotiated to return for a cameo role, though he has yet to receive an offer. The site also says that the movie has several new roles available that will probably start casting soon.
All of this looks good for the planned fall start date. With the main cast back on board, we’re now mostly concerned with the story. But if the movie will stick close to the comics like we’re heard before, it seems like our fears should be put at ease.
“I think the most important thing that’s gonna change from the ‘Kick-Ass 2’ comic to ‘Kick-Ass 2’ the movie was just really finding an emotional story to tell,” Wadlow said in a recent interview. “Because what I certainly loved about the first film, and what I think elevated it above most comic book adaptations, is the heart and the emotion in the film. It was sort of my challenge as the filmmaker and storyteller to find something as emotional in the second film and I think we have some stuff that people are gonna really respond to.”
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