Kick-Ass Takes A ‘Surprising Journey’ In Sequel, Says Aaron Johnson

We’ve got to hand it to the “Kick-Ass 2” cast and crew for all the excellent teasery they’ve been throwing our way recently, not counting the intriguing casting announcements. Allow us to add a little more well-crafted plot hinting via a recent chat with star Aaron Johnson, during which he explained some changes from comic-to-film, tweaks to certain costumes and danced around the Mother Russia casting, which was unveiled after the interview.

“I’m back in the wet suit but there are quite a few alterations on others’ [costumes],” Johnson told MTV News of getting back into that memorable green suit, all during the press day for his period drama “Anna Karenina.” “You’ll see that there’s not such a transition in him at first but there is a journey that he goes on.”

Speaking to the character arcs of his co-stars, particularly that of Christopher Mintz-Plasse (aka Red Mist), Johnson admitted that Mintz-Plasse has some unique twists and turns as well.

“It’s pretty surprising the journey he goes on and it’s fantastic, a really strong role for him,” said Johnson. “In the comic books they tackle quite a few disturbing things that I don’t think we’re going to put in, for the better, but I think it’s got more of a narrative.”

For Johnson, that means trying to explore new dimensions to a character that we already know.

“I think there’s a challenge in trying to make him grow as a person and develop,” he said when asked if returning to a role is an advantage or not. “To have a journey and an arc I think there’s a challenge in that. He’s got to have some similarity to the last one, it’s going to be challenging I think.”

Finally, we asked Johnson for his thoughts in being included in the early casting possibilities for Spider-Man and how instead he’d like a walk-on role in the “Avengers” sequel.

“Yeah I didn’t really want to be seen for that, I felt like it would be wrong for me to be a part of something like that. I already had the superhero [role],” he said of missing out on Spidey, adding that it would be great for Kick-Ass to just “pop up in ’The Avengers.'”

“I might just ask if I can walk on the street [in the background],” he said. “Marvel probably wouldn’t be too happy about that.”

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