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Given that both pictures and video have been leaked in the past couple of months fans and moviegoers have been speculating what the exact content of Jeff Wadlow‘s Kick-Ass 2 will be. Kick-Ass 2 co- creator Mark Millar has been quoted saying the sequel will be “controversial,”  which Christopher Mintz-Plasse contested months ago stating the controversial scene involving super villain gang rape would not be in the film.

Even with the promise by Mintz-Plasse that the sequel would still be “fucked-up,” movie fans are still speculating the exact plot of Kick-Ass 2. Those speculations can now be put to rest as the official plot synopsis has been released.

We’ve posted a portion of the synopsis below for you to digest, check out the rest over at Coming Soon.

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.

Did you die-hard Kick-Ass fans notice the subtle change the studio made in renaming Jim Carrey‘s character Colonel Stars as Colonel Stars “and Stripes?” It feels like a bit of a cheap decision tacking on the “Stripes” name rather than including the character in the sequel (Lieutenant Stripes is second-in-command to Colonel Stars), but it’s an adaptation of the comic book, changes are bound to happen.

Many of those changes have yet to be seen and probably will not be seen until the film’s official release date on June 28th, 2013, guess we’ll have to wait and see.

Kick-Ass 2 stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Morris Chestnut, John Leguizamo, Donald Faison and Jim Carrey.

Special thanks to Coming Soon for sharing this nugget of information.

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.

While filming is underway for Kick-Ass 2 we’ve been given glimpses of Mother Russia, Hit-Girl’s new ride, and now we get our first look at Donald Faison in his Dr. Gravity gear plus Clark Duke as Battle-Guy and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Kick-Ass. Check ’em all out in the gallery below.

You may have noticed we also get a glimpse of Remembering Tommy, a husband and wife team fighting crime in memory of their kidnapped son, and Insect Man without his mask. We’re also awaiting our first look at Jim Carrey in costume as Colonel Stars. But all in all I have to say the movie costumes look pretty faithful to the comics. Remembering Tommy is a little more low key, but otherwise they all look smashing. What do you guys think? Who are you most excited to see in Kick-Ass 2?

Kick-Ass 2 is slated to release on June 28, 2013.

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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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Kick-Ass 2 is just days away from principle photography. Most of the original cast is confirmed to return for the Mark Millar and John Romita comic-based sequel. There’s a bunch of new players as well. Donald Faison (Gravity Guy), John Leguizamo (Red Mist’s bodyguard Javier), Andy Nyman (Tumor) and Lindy Booth (Night-Bitch), to name a fewWho else has signed on for a pair of tights? Well, we’ve heard the rumors, and yes, they appear to be true!

According to a hinted tweet from Wadlow’s Twitter:

Now,  if we subtract “f’n” out of that tweet we’re left with “Alrighty then!”, a signature catch-phrase of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective star Jim Carrey. So there. This Twitter tease, pretty much affirms the report made by Deadline, which suggested Universal was courting Carrey for the role.

So, who’s this Colonel?  Fans of the series will know him as a gun wielding member of the “Justice Forever”, a lower budget version of DC‘s Justice League and ally to Kick-Ass.

Colonel Stars (his full comic book name) has more of an authoritarian presence in the series, so it’ll be interesting to see how Jim – a comedic actor- will pull this off.

An official statement should be anticipated in the next few days. Kick-Ass 2 is slated for a theatrical release on June 28th, 2013.

UPDATE: Mark Millar just tweeted this as pretty much 100% confirmation : “@MintzPlasse @JeffWadlow clue- he lives with 200 raccoons and parrots, owns the mask of Loki and named by spielberg as a genius.”

Source: Screen Rant

Having been kept in the dark about what the secret Star Wars show Seth Green and Matthew Senreich have been secretly working on we’ve finally got a trailer! Premiering at Star Wars Celebration VI it’s the first trailer for Star Wars Detours, their animated, comedic spin on the Star Wars universe for Cartoon Network. Note, it’s Cartoon Network not [adult swim] which means the comedy will be far more family friendly, but it’s no less hilarious. Check it out,

Okay, I laughed my ass off more than few times during this trailer, so I’m pumped for it to hit the airwaves. Plus, how cool is it many of the voices from Robot Chicken, like the Emperor (Seth MacFarlane) and Boba Fett (Breckin Meyer), are being used in this show? Also joining the cast as regulars are Joel McHale, Donald Faison, and Jennifer Hale.

Now we wait for an official premiere date, oh how I hope it’s this fall!

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The news about Kick-Ass 2 has been trickling in but with every new bit it seems the sequel to 2010’s Kick-Ass is becoming more of a reality. And had you asked me a week ago if I was excited I would have maybe expressed interest, but I wouldn’t have been pumped. Ask me now, after I finally caught up and read Mark Millar‘s sequel? Uh, yes, I can’t wait for this! Not because Kick-Ass 2 is better than Kick-Ass, ’cause I’m not sure it is, but it’s easily more ambitious and that alone will make for an interesting flick. And really, who doesn’t one more of Chloe Moretz calling out dudes as worthless cunts

Deadline is reporting Donald Faison – you may remember him from Scrubs or Clueless – could join the cast as one of the many, many super hero newcomers joining Kick-Ass (Aaron Johnson) and Hit Girl. In fact, there’s a shit ton of new heroes in Kick-Ass 2: Colonel Stars, Lieutenant Stripes, Battle-Guy, Moon-Bird, The Enforcer, Ass Kicker, Remembering Tommy, Insect-Man, Rocket-Man, Night-Bitch, The All-seeing Eye, and Dr. Gravity for whom Faison is being considered.

Dr. Gravity is a physics professor at Columbia who creates a gravity pole that can alter the affect of gravity on anyone or anything. Yeah, not really. He’s actually an undergraduate English major with a baseball bat covered in tin foil, but we all know it’s the back story that really counts when developing your super hero alter ego. Personally, I’d like Faison in the role and wouldn’t mind if they went for him. Hey, it’s better than John Lequizamo joining the cast which is, unfortunately, really happening.

What are your thoughts on Kick-Ass 2? Have you read the comic? It’s far more intense, graphic, and brutal, if you can believe it, and I’ll be interested to see how closely they stick to the comic. As of now it seems they’re shooting for a 2013 release date, if their Facebook page can be believed.

Source: Screen Rant