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Strangely titled “Nature Has an Order” (which would lead one to believe that it’d just be thirty seconds of Gojira stomping on that ass), the latest TV Spot for Gareth Edwards’ redux of Godzilla features more narration from Bryan Cranston. Only this time, instead of warning us about the government’s lies (in his best Ozymandias tone), he quickly illustrates the inherent human tragedy the apocalypse carries with it. Yet again, Warner Bros. and Legendary have put together an incredible piece of marketing that continues to sell Edwards’ film as the must-see movie of Summer 2014.

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Mark Millar‘s Kick-Ass 2 has a new international trailer smacking its way around the internet today. The trailer focuses on Chloë Moretz‘s character Mindy Macready aka Hit-Girl and her attempt to adjust to a normal life after the events of Kick-Ass and the death of her father.

As one can easily guess, the adrenalin pumped world of fighting crime is not easy for Hit-Girl to give up after training her whole life to do just that, kick ass. We get another look at Hit-Girl training Kick-Ass (Aaron Johnson) who makes the transformation from bumbling superhero wannabe into a pumped-up, skilled fighter.

The trailer also gives us more glimpses of Colonel Stars and Stripes, (Jim Carrey). According to the sequel’s plot synopsis, Kick-Ass joins forces with the Colonel to battle Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), who betrayed him in the first film.

Synopsis:

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.

Directed by Jeff Wadlow, who also adapted the script from Millar’s Kick-Ass 2 comic book, the film also stars John Leguizamo, as well as former Scrubs actor Donald Faison, and opens in theaters everywhere on June 28th.

Via: Bleeding Cool

Universal Pictures and director Jeff Wadlow have been busy filming Kick-Ass 2 in the Toronto. During production, Jeff himself has been leaking shots through Twitter. One thing he hasn’t leaked we’re the new heroes. Now that the media has seen Christopher Mintz-Plasse in his new Mother F*cker costume, Olga Kurkulina as Mother Russia and Hit-Girl’s sweet new motorcycle people are dying to see Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars.

Thanks to the lax security laws here in Canada we can thank Mr. Will Wong for the video we’re all about to receive.

Don’t worry about all the onlookers shouting and acting up from where Wong was shooting, the stars are all microphoned up so their audio can be fixed up or edited later on. And as for Jim, look at the guy. Give the man some camo, a red, white and blue club and you’ve got one tough looking ex-mafia member turned vigilante capable of kicking the crap out of a riddler.

Also in the video is Lindy Booth and Robert Emms as Night Bitch and Insect Man respectively and both considerably different then their comic book counterparts. I can’t wait how this scene would play out when it’s finally released as some kind of trailer.

Kick-Ass 2, starring Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jim Carrey, John Leguizamo, Donald Faison, Robert Emms, Morris Chestnut and Lindy Booth, is scheduled for theaters everywhere June 28th, 2013.

Source: Coming Soon, with special thanks to Newscom for the shot of Jim Carrey in costume.

Batman’s got the Batmobile, Wonder Woman an invisible plane, even Spider-Man has a dune buggy that climbs walls, so it shouldn’t be any surprise Kick-Ass 2 will feature Hit-Girl’s new ride which I’m dubbing:

Hold . . . Hold . . . Wait for it . . .

The Hit-Girl-Cycle . . . No, that’s not it . . . The . . . the Hit-Cycle . . .

Yeah, that’s the ticket, Hit-Cycle.

Check out the gallery below to see the new Hit-Girl vehicle and some other unmasked shots of Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz and her bike riding Hit-Girl stunt double. There’s also pictures of Olga Kurkulina as Mother Russia, and the first look at Claudia Lee as Brooke.

Kick-Ass 2 hits screens on June 28th, 2013.

Yesterday, it was confirmed that Jim Carrey will be starring as Colonel Stars in Jeff Wadlow‘s Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall. A casting pick which has divided fans. Some folks think it’s a great choice, while others not so much.  I for one, think Carrey is a good actor. Yes, it’s hard to see him as anything but a rubber faced comedian, but he’s fully capable of turning off the slap-stick and being serious. He’s had some fairly decent dramatic roles that have proven his range. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and I Love You Phillip are prime examples. This role in particular,  calls for an authoritarian presence. I admit,  a militant Jim Carrey might be bit too hard to believe,  but I think he could pull it off. Creator Mark Millar believes this too…

Here’s what the creator of  Kick-Ass had to say about Carrey being cast in the role…

“Matthew Vaughn, Jeff Wadlow and I did a conference call with Jim a couple of weeks back and we’ve been itching to talk about this ever since because the energy Jim’s going to bring to Colonel Stars has me buzzing as much as Nic Cage with Big Daddy. You have to remember that Big Daddy’s role before Cage came on was a much more straightforward bad-ass. It was Nic who gave him that Adam West delivery and brought this incredible warmth to the character, especially with regard to Mindy.

Nic is really good friends with Jim Carrey and it’s well known to everyone that Jim loved the first movie. In fact, I think he had lunch with Vaughn the day before that Conan O’Brien kick-Ass/ Superman duet you can see in the link. So we’ve been talking very informally about this for a little over two years now. We didn’t quite know what Jim was going to be doing in the sequel, but the entire team loves him to bits and I’ve been a fan since I first saw him. I remember reading an interview with Spielberg, a great one back in Empire for a Jaws anniversary, where he was saying that Jim would be his choice for Chief Brodie were he shooting Jaws now. He said he could see the brilliant dramatic range Jim had as well as the comedy people knew him for at that time. For all these reasons, combined with the conversation we had with him on the phone, I’m so genuinely excited about this. I can’t wait to see what he does once the cameras are on.

So as you can see from the online reports there’s a Hell of a cast shaping up here. The movie runs from Hit-Girl #1 to Kick-Ass 2 #7 and fans of the comic will know that the part of Uncle Ralphie is still to be announced. He’s the big-bad from the Hit-Girl series and you, my friends, are in for a treat.

But this is all incredibly cool. Millarworld has had two movies released so far and several in various stages of production right now (another one starts shooting in the New Year). But I think this is the closest to starstruck I’ve been on anything so far. LOVE Jim Carrey. Can’t wait to meet him at Pinewood.”

Glad to see everyone has such adoration for Jim. If they believe in him, so can we.

Now, what about the insane ex-Spetsnaz and KGB soldier turned bodyguard of Red Mist, Mother Russia? Well, according to Wadlow’s Twitter page “Chris just met Mother Russia!”. Hit the jump for your first exclusive look :
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Andy Nyman’s a Tumor in ‘Kick-Ass 2’

Another week, another Kick-Ass 2 casting announcement.

According to Andy Nyman‘s official website, the British writer, actor and magician – yes, he’s that talented – will join the sequel to one of the most screwed up superhero films of all time. I mean that in a good way, of course.

In the Jeff Wadlow directed picture, Andy will play ‘Tumor”, one of the members of the super villain team,  The Toxic Mega-Cunts.

Now, before anyone starts going off saying “I’ve never heard of this guy before, why’s he so special?” go watch either Dead Babies, Severance or the mini-series Dead Set. Andy is a damn fine actor and plays one hell of a jerk, he’s perfect! He’ll fit in just fine between Mother Russia and Motherfucker.

Kick-Ass 2 starts filming in Toronto and London next month It will hit theaters June 28th, 2013.

Source: Comic Book Movie

Yancy Butler has signed on to reprise her role as the mother of the villainous Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) in Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Walls.  She is, quite literally, a bad ass mother.

Aaron Johnson and Chloe Moretz are returning to play Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl.  The fresh meat include  Donald Faison and John Lequizamo as well as director Jeff Wadlow.

Apparently they start filming in Toronto next month and will also be shooting in New York.  I may see if I can go check out that set.  Or just be a fan creeper.  Whatever works.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

While the production of Kick-Ass 2 hasn’t officially begun, a few minor details regarding the cast and plot have a emerged online.

According to MovieHole.net, one big thing that can be confirmed is the return of Chloe Mortez. Who’ll be reprising her role as Hit-Girl, the little bitch assassin.

Of course they would recast her. She fucking nailed it as the pint-sized, foul-mouthed, puberty challenged vigilante. A sequel just wouldn’t be the same with out her.  One slight hiccup, however.  It’s been 2+ years since the first Kick-Ass. Chloe has grown-up a whole lot since then. Literally. She’s got tits and stuff! Can a fully developed teenager be accepted as an 11-year old? I dunno, that’s a tough one. Though, come to think of it, age defining roles didn’t stop the cast of Harry Potter, now did it?

As far as the other core cast members are concerned, Aaron Johnson and Christopher Mintz-Plasse will be back as well. Universal Pictures is also trying to convince Garrett M. Brown to reprieve his role as Dave’s (aka Kick Ass) father. Apparently, his role is much bigger this time around.  Auditions are also about to get underway for Uncle Ralph, the crook guardian of Chris/Red Mist.

OK, so the main cast is back. No fucking surprise there. Now, what of the story?

The story will be similar to Superman 2 where someone finds out about the heroes’ identities — mostly Dave and Mindy. Dave’s identity as “Kick-Ass” is only revealed to one important person and it is said to have repercussions. Hit-Girl’s identity will be known by the general public and it gets her in to the awkward stage of society as it will cause a lot of people to make fun of her behind her back. Her problems cause her to be nicknamed “Captain Muffin-Muncher”. However — the worst of her problems will come from the highest of the anarchy of stuck-up girls — Brooke who is said the be the usual prissy stuck-up bitch who has a gang of followers that she can control (think Mean Girls?) who also manages to gain control of Lois (who will ultimately form a bond with Mindy). Eventually, Hit-Girl will get revenge against the band of girls in a spectacular fashion that will involve gadgetry, projectile vomiting and a lot of begging.

So…same cast, new issues, more vomit. Sounds promising. We’ll keep you posted as news rolls out in the coming weeks and months.

Source:  MovieHole

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Not a big Spider-Man movie update but an update none the less. It appears Sony Pictures and director Marc Webb are close to picking the actor that will play Peter Parker in the new Spider-Man reboot. This past Friday, studio decision-makers viewed the screen test of actors that are supposedly in contention to play the next friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Deadline lists the actors who have tested and are actively being considered. Jamie Bell (Jumper), Anton Yelchin (Terminator Salvation), Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass), Andrew Garfield (The Social Network), Alden Ehrenreich (Tetro)Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince) Michael Angerano (Lords of Dogtown). and Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson & The Olympians). As of right now they have still yet to make a decision. Though, the studio wants to make one as soon soon as production is gearing up to start at the end of the year.

I have a feeling the new Spider-Man will be either Aaron Johnson or Logan Lerman (who keeps popping up on the rumor mill).Why? Because I think all the other actors are too weird looking to play a young Peter Parker. Oh, in case you forgot Sony is rebooting the film as teen melodrama with super villains (GAY!). Anyway, regardless of my proposed foresight I’m sure Ryan Seacrest will be letting us know who the next Spider-Man is sometime soon.