Kick-Ass-2-PosterThe first trailer for Kick-Ass 2 landed earlier today, and was every bit as awesome (and unsuitable for work) as we’ve been hoping. The summer blockbuster is definitely one of our must-see movies of the year, following the brilliance of the 2010 original film.

Following up from today’s first trailer, the film’s first poster has debuted online, along with a handful of new images. This first poster gives us a pretty slick look at our returning leading duo, with Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chloë Grace Moretz reprising their roles as Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl.

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.

Starring alongside them is another awesome ensemble, with Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Nicolas Cage, Lyndsy Fonseca, Yancy Butler, and Clark Duke reprising their roles from the first film. And joining the cast for the sequel are Jim Carrey, Donald Faison, Lindy Booth, Andy Nyman, Robert Emms, John Leguizamo, and Olga Kurkulina.

Jeff Wadlow has taken over the helm in Matthew Vaughn’s place, directing from his own script, based on the original comics by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr, with Vaughn staying on in a producer capacity.

Kick-Ass 2 will be released on 16th August, and you can be sure that it’s going to be one of the biggest, and likely one of the most popular, blockbusters of the year. Here’s the first poster and the new set of images whilst we wait. And be sure to go back and watch the first trailer if you missed it earlier today.

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