The road to Kick-Ass 2 has been a long one, one that many thought would never see the light of day, but with production very much underway out in the US, and a brilliant new cast of characters, things are looking very awesome.

The sequel is set to be one of the biggest films of next summer, and now the official synopsis has been released, to give us an idea of what we have to look forward to:

“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.

Jeff Wadlow is taking the reigns from Matthew Vaughn, directing from his own script, based on the original comics by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr.

Kick-Ass 2 will be hitting the big screen on 28th June, 2013 in the US, followed by a 19th July release here in the UK. If it’s anything like the original, it’s going to be amazing, and we can’t wait for it to land. More as we get it.