‘Kick-Ass 2’ trailer: Hit Girl and Kick-Ass return, plus 6 new photos

March 13, 2013 | 1:12 p.m.

Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl are back. The teenager-turned-masked-crusader and his foul-mouthed young friend return to the big screen in “Kick-Ass 2” this August. And if the new red-band trailer for the film is any indication, the sequel is going to have just as much over-the-top violence as the first film.

“Kick-Ass” raised eyebrows when it was released in 2010 for what some critics said was gratuitous violence, and for the steady stream of profanities uttered by  Chloë Grace Moretz, who played the 12-year-old murderous vigilante Hit-Girl.

“’Kick-Ass’ is the movie our parents warned us about, the movie you don’t want your children to see,” wrote Times film critic Kenneth Turan. “A highly seductive enterprise that’s equal parts disturbing and enticing, it will leave you speechless because its characters — especially a 12-year-old virtuoso of violence named Hit-Girl — are anything but.

The sequel to 2010’s “Kick-Ass” sees the return of  the unlikely teen superhero Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Hit-Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz). This time around they are joined by other self-made masked crusaders, including the born-again ex-mobster Colonel Stars and Stripes, played by a grizzled-looking Jim Carrey.

Christopher Mintz-Plasse is back as well. He has changed his name from Red Mist to something we can’t publish here. He’s also changed his costume to what looks like an S&M version of Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman getup. Meow!

“Kick-Ass” and “Kick-Ass 2” are based on comics by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. The series was constructed simultaneously as a comic book and film project.

The first “Kick-Ass” film was directed by Matthew Vaughn (“X-Men: First Class,” “Stardust”), but the sequel was directed by Jeff Wadlow (“Never Back Down,” “Cry Wolf”).

If violence and bad words don’t freak you out, you can watch the red band trailer for “Kick-Ass 2” here.

— Deborah Netburn


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3 Responses to ‘Kick-Ass 2’ trailer: Hit Girl and Kick-Ass return, plus 6 new photos

  1. iome says:

    Can't wait for this!

  2. Yahoo says:

    The bird lip girl is back!

  3. darci says:

    I love how Kick-Ass 2 has two songs from Sleigh Bells in the trailer, "Infinity Guitars" and "Crush" were also great choices since it was one song from their first album and one from their second. I loved the first movie, but it is kinda weird to see the girl being almost grown up now…and Jim Carrey I assume will either be awesome or terrible, with almost zero chance for it being middle ground. Here's hoping he's great.

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