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Trailer and Poster for Kick-Ass 2

Written by Robert Wallis

“Game on, c***ksuckers.”

With those choice words from our favorite prepubescent, purple-haired assassin, we at AP2HYC would like to herald the arrival of Kick Ass 2. Today saw the release of the first poster and trailer, both of which are showcased below.

The official synopsis to Jeff Wadlow‘s sequel to Matthew Vaughn‘s 2010 outing is as follows:

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 (Chloë 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.

The previous film sent up the superhero genre in blackly comedic style with a twisted hyper-real take on a classic what-if scenario: What if an ordinary kid decided to become a superhero? Kick Ass 2, meanwhile, seems fit to expand appropriately on that with the emergence of bargain basement JLA, Justice Forever, – run by an almost unrecognizable Jim Carrey in a bats**t crazy supporting role ala Nicholas Cage in the first Kick Ass – and an old foe with a whole new alter-ego (“Wait till they a get a load of me”, indeed, Nicholson fans).

How closely the film will follow Mark Millar/John Romita Jr.‘s controversial comic book sequel remains unclear, but the first trailer suggests that Kick Ass 2 will meet the bloody violence and young-people-swearing quotas we’ve come to expect of the franchise. The film is due out in the US on August 16th.

Till then, here’s the trailer:

WARNING – RED BAND (MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY)

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