Kick-Ass 2 has been a long time coming. Following the box office success of the original back in 2008, which has gone on to gain iconic/cult status, there were plenty of people predicting a sequel would never happen, but after a long wait, and a change in director, principal photography finally kicked off in September.
Fast forward two months, and it’s now officially wrapped. Jeff Wadlow took to Twitter on Friday to announce that the film has officially wrapped production here in the UK, and now all we have to do is wait for its arrival in the height of Summer 2013.
“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.”
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse all reprise their original leading roles, alongside Nicolas Cage, Lyndsy Fonseca, Yancy Butler, and Clark Duke, with the brilliant new additions led by Jim Carrey, Donald Faison, Lindy Booth, John Leguizamo, and Olga Kurkulina, making for an awesome cast.
Wadlow stepped into the director’s chair in Matthew Vaughn’s place, directing from his own script, based on Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr.’s original comics, with Vaughn staying on as producer.
Kick-Ass 2 will be hitting the US on 28th June, 2013, followed by a 19th July release here in the UK. I can’t wait. This is going to be amazing.