Universal has just released the first trailer for director Jeff Wadlow’s sequel to 2010’s sleeper hit Kick-Ass, appropriately titled Kick-Ass 2. Well it’s finally here and it arrived in style. I was excited for the film but a bit suspicious of Wadlow (2008’s Never Back Down), who steps in for Matthew Vaughn as the director, but if the trailer is any indication this will be awesome.
The plot centers around Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) inspiring a new wave of masked superheroes that join in their fight against evil. The other side of that coin is Red Mist – or as he calls himself, Mother F*cker (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) – who has now transformed himself into a super-villain and is assembling his own masked evil league.
The cast also includes Jim Carrey, Morris Chestnut, Donald Faison, Clark Duke, John Leguizamo and Olga Kurkulina.
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.