Universal have released the official plot synopsis for Jeff Wadlow’s highly anticipated sequel, Kick Ass 2. The film has also been granted a release date of 19th July 2013 here in the UK, so as this will be around the time of the summer blockbuster season, expect the film to do big business.
Chloe Grace Moretz is returning as Hit-Girl, Aaron Johnson is back as Kick-Ass and Christopher Mintz-Plasse returns as Red Mist. New cast members include: John Leguizamo as one of Red Mists body guards, and Donald Faison as Doctor Gravity. It is also rumoured that Nic Cage might play a small cameo, in flashback form of course! Most recently Jim Carrey was added to the cast as Colonel Stars and Stripes, along with Lindy Booth as Night Bitch.
Matthew Vaughn is not directing this one, but he will produce. Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down, Cry Wolf) will both write and direct and the sequel has a title of Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall. It is also been said that the makers are indeed aiming for an R rating for the film, which could mean either an 18 or 15 cert here in the UK.
Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010’s irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After Kick-Ass’ (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse)—reborn as The Mother F%&*^r—only the blade-wielding Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world’s first superhero team with Mindy.
Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she’s forced to retire—leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world’s first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there’s only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all.