Filming for ‘Kick Ass 2’ is well underway in Toronto and after much speculation, Universal has finally released the official plot synopsis for the film.
When it was announced that a sequel to ‘Kick Ass’ was underway, fans were a bit taken aback as the comic version of ‘Kick Ass 2’ contains some pretty heavy subject matter. Some even wondered if the studio would even allow the film to even address or alter some of these story elements in the film.
But have no fear as, according to Mark Millar who writes the ‘Kick Ass’ series, the film will be as true to the ‘Kick Ass 2’ comic series as the first film was to its comic counterpart. From the synopsis below, it looks like director Jeff Wadlow (who also wrote the screenplay) has found a way to make it happen:
“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.”
From the synopsis, it seems that the film is a combination of both the ‘Kick Ass 2’ and ‘Hit Girl’ series. At the Kapow! Comic Con last May, Millar let slip that the first 30 minutes of the movie would be about Hit Girl while the remaining 70 minutes would focus on Kick Ass, but from what was released, looks like Hit Girl’s involvement will be throughout the film which is a good thing.
So what do you think of the synopsis? And if you’ve read the ‘Kick Ass 2’ series, do you think the film should contain everything in the comic version?
‘Kick Ass 2’ stars Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz , Jim Carrey, Clark Duke, Lyndsy Fonseca, Donald Faiso, Lindy Boot, Robert Emms, John Leguizamo, Andy Nyman, Olga Kurkulina,and Daniel Kaluuya with Nicolas Cage expected to reprise his role as Big Daddy for a flashback sequence. The film will premiere in theaters on June 28, 2013 in the U.S.