Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall
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.
A few days ago, we showed you a series of behind the scenes shots from the set of Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall, courtesy of director Jeff Wadlow. One shot in particular (above) featured Christopher Mintz-Plasse and an unknown bodybuilder. This was such an obvious tease to Mother Russia; Red-Mist’s body guard. However, with the shot being cut off at the neck, fans we’re left wondering which actress actually landed the part.
Is it Chyna? Gina Carano? Or, perhaps, the comeback of Brigitte Nielsen? Nope, none of the above. The buff mystery lady is an unknown, actually.
The role has gone to *drumroll* Russian born bodybuilder, Olga Kurkulina.
According to Bleeding Cool, and their translation from the Russian site Iron World, Olga confirmed her hiring to the cast as the six foot tall ex-KGB agent under the employ of Red-Mist:
“I competed against other candidates from America, Switzerland and Holland. I spent three weeks in the casting, which took place at Pinewood studios. At the end, the director told me that I was getting a role. This was a difficult time psychologically and physically.
Many people worked hard and from the heart to help me. On August 30th we fly to Toronto for a month’s shooting on location, and then we go back to London where stunts will be filmed at a local studio.
Now I’m train hard, learning new movements for attack and defense working with professionals on my acting and speech training.”
Also included in the interview with Olga was a picture of her beside stunt coordinator Buster Reeves, and another unknown individual only known as Michael. Maybe an assistant to Reeves, who knows? Anyway, here’s your first real look at Mother Russia:
She’s perfect to play Mother Russia! There defiantly won’t be any fake ass accents here, since Olga is a born and raised Russian. She’s also pure muscle. Which, if you’re into that sort of thing, is super sexy. Both attributes befit the role. She’s authentic as it gets.
I’ll be having a few strong BDSM based dreams in my future, that’s for sure.
Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall sees the return of Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Nicolas Cage, Christopher and Mintz-Plasse. Fresh faces include John Leguizamo, Donald Faison, Robert Emms, Morris Chestnut, Lindy Booth and Jim Carrey. It will hit theaters June 28th, 2013.
Source: Comic Book Movie
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 :
With such vivid code names as “Battle Guy,” “Ass Kicker,” and “The All-Seeing Eye,” Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall is definitely one of the most memorable superhero stories ever before you even get into the meat of the story. As for the film adaptation, casting marches on with the new addition of Lindy Booth.
Booth will be playing the part of Night-Bitch, one of a new generation of costumed avengers following in the example of the titular teenage vigilante. Night-Bitch’s real identity is unknown, but she claims that she took up super-heroism after she found the body of he dead sister in a dumpster. She goes on to join the super-team Justice Forever in the fight against M**herF**ker (formally Red Mist), and the Toxic Mega-Cunts.
Booth, who’s appeared in films like Dawn of the Dead and series like Warehouse 13 and The 4400, will be joining returning cast members Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and newcomers Donald Faison, John Leguizamo, and, if negotiations go well, Jim Carrey. Kick-Ass 2 is being directed by Jeff Wadlow (Cry Wold, Never Back Down) and produced by Matthew Vaughn.
Source: Geek Tyrant
Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall is almost ready to begin shooting and fans are eagerly awaiting the return of Mark Millar’s tale to the big screen for another round of dark humor and pure brutality. In the meanwhile, as the cameras warm up, the Kick-Ass 2 stunt team has been hard at work making sure that the fights in this second installment are going to be just as epic as the first.
Millar got a chance to witness some of the stunt folks in action and voiced his own opinion on what he saw via his Millarworld.tv forum.
Warning! If you haven’t read the comics, this may be a bit spoilerish for you!
…all the fight scenes have been worked out by the stunt teams now for several weeks.
…torn between the Hit-Girl and Mother Russia fight and the scene with Hit-Girl fighting the super-villains on the roof of the moving van. Both are just mind-blowing. But the Mother Russia fight is going to be one of the most brutal and epic battles in cinema. Think how good Mindy is and then multiply it to 300 pounds of female muscle just pounding her and using every weapon you can imagine in the midst of that big final battle.
This looks amazing with the stunt team and a temp. Imagine what it’s going to look like with the actors, Jeff’s direction, Eddie’s edits and a final soundtrack. I’m really, really excited.
Expect to see all the brawl you can handle when Kick-Ass 2 comes to big screens on June 28th, 2013.
Thanks to screenrant and SuperHeroHype for the heads-up.
The more I hear about the upcoming Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall, the bigger nerd boner I get. Though the movie is still in the pre-production phase and dealing with elements such as casting, each bit of news that comes out signals that the movie is still on track and lessens the chances that it will end up in production limbo.
Already we know that Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass), Chloe Grace Moretz (Hit-Girl) and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Red Mist) are coming back. The question is, who else will they be bringing to the story to step up the pace?
The latest scoop concerns just such an addition. It appears that the character of Mother Russia will be making an appearance, as a casting call has gone out to find the right giant-sized lady for the role.
For those that have never met Mother Russia, she’s an ex-KGB agent of towering height and massive breasts (see above picture for reference). She’s a well-trained killer who’s more than a match for Kick-Ass and his allies, working for Red Mist as one of his thugs.
Of course, the real challenge is going to be finding someone to fill Mother Russia’s rather large shoes (and bra). Tall actresses are not exactly a commodity in Hollywood due to their general prejudice against bigger women in film, particularly ones that are rippling with muscles.
Personally, I’m thinking they should tap the MMA franchises to find a good fit for the role. Any Nerdreaders out there have some suggestions on who might best work as Mother Russia without having to jack-up on steroids and wear platform shoes?
Thanks to Cinemablend for the info.
Throughout 2010, the internet has been buzzing news about a sequel to Kick-Ass. We got a title name, Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall, Matthew Vaughn showing interest to return to direct the sequel, and Mark Miller saying that filming for the second film would start this spring. Well, it seems that Miller may have been just saying things as it was revealed recently that Kick-Ass 2 is currently not in the works.
Jane Goldman, who co-wrote Kick-Ass with Vaughn and doing the same with X-Men: First Class, had this to say about the recent reports about Kick-Ass 2 on Twitter:
“Saw a few erroneous reports today that I’m currently writing Kick Ass 2 script – sorry if anyone’s disappointed, but not true.”
Goldman later revealed that she is currently working on two projects, with one being Vaughn’s next project. While it may suck-ass that we’re not getting Kick-Ass 2 anytime soon, it may be worth the wait seeing how Vaughn is currently busy making sure fans will enjoy X-Men: First Class.
Via Screen Junkies
(Post by nerdbastards contributor Nick Bungay- Twitter @NickBungay)
The battle’s are over, the costumes are retired, and Mclovin has taken over the family business. What is in store for former hero’s Kick-Ass (Dave Lizewski) and Hit-Girl (Mindy Macready) after putting the costumes away and trying to return to a normal civilian life. Well the peace doesn’t last long for our young duo, thanks to Red Mist (Chris Genovese) assuming a new villain name, which won’t be uttered here and raise hell all over New York City. Thanks to NewsaRama we get a special first glimpse at the first 6-pages of ‘Kick-Ass: Balls to the Wall’, issue #1 by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.
Warning: If your over 18, then you need no warning, if your under 18 at least ask your parents if you can read this. It contains strong language some people may find naughty.
With Kick-Ass recently released on DVD and Blu-Ray, it was only a matter of time before news about the sequel, Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall began to creep up.
There has already been quite a bit revealed about the plot and character arcs for both Hit-Girl and Red-Mist last month (you can read the full story on that, here), but there has been no art revealed from the comic on which the movie will be based.
Well folks, today is your lucky day!
The website BleedingCool has got their hands on a few of the panels from the first issue of Kick-Ass 2. And, since the first movie followed the beginning of the comic pretty faithfully, my guess is that this is a fairly good blueprint of how the movie will begin.
According to the site:
Well, the comic starts with Hit Girl and Kick Ass seemingly rejecting their choice to abandon superheroics. Hit Girl is training up Kick Ass in a boxing ring, with the aim of created a superhero team. She proceeds to pummel him, before bringing in a bunch of goons to continue the thrash down.
So, while Mark Millar has talked about the sequel focussing on bad guys, especially a team built by Red Mist, ikt looks like there will be a superhero team to face it.
Check out the comic panels below the jump!
When Kick-Ass, a movie based on a very popular comic book series, became a huge theatrical hit, a sequel was immediately green-lit.
The sequel, directed by Matthew Vaughan and entitled Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall, will be based on the sequel comic written by Mark Millar. In an interview with MovieWeb, Millar spilled the beans on exactly what you can expect from two of the movies greatest characters, Red Mist and Hit Girl in the sequel.
I am writing the comic book right now. Matthew Vaughn is directing X-Men: First Class, which he will be doing until about April. I will have finished writing the new comic by Christmas. Then, in April, we will begin working on Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall … The film and the comic book are very closely tied together. There are only a few minor changes towards the end. It does led directly into a sequel, and I am writing the sequel as I always planned it to be. The actors may be a little bit older, or bigger. They can address that in the movie. But I am not changing anything for the comic book. We left things off with her being adopted by this extremely nice man. He is a cop. And she has to stop killing people, you know? That seems like an interesting starting point in the next one in regards to her character. She is going to be like Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven, where she hasn’t picked up a gun in years. It’s that type of thing. I like the idea of doing that with an eleven year old girl. She was part of this massive cacophony of violence. But she’s not allowed to kill people anymore. She is consumed with anger, and forced to watch TV shows instead. Halfway through the movie, or the comic, we will follow her as she picks up a gun again. It is going to be awesome.
As for Red Mist, Millar has a very interesting arc for him to undergo.
This is a guy who has had his entire family killed by Hit Girl. He heads off and develops his martial arts skills. He learns how to become a better villain. That type of thing. He is going to come back and wreck unholy vengeance on our team. But in reality, he just comes back and gets stoned, and he spends a lot of money. He can’t do anything, so he hires this bad ass girl from Russia, she comes into the story, and her plan is to kill Hit Girl. Red Mist becomes like Charles Manson. He goes on-line and influences a bunch of young villains to go against Kick-Ass and Hit Girl. The whole thing ends up as a big gang fight like you’d see in The Warriors. There is going to be a big gang fight in the middle of Times Square between all of these costumed heroes. And at the head will be the Red Mist and Hit Girl.