As August approaches and the summer blockbuster season starts to seriously heat up, many fans are eyeing August 16th as the triumphant return for everyone’s favorite everyday superheroes in Kick-Ass 2. With many people waiting patiently to see Jeff Wadlow’s souped-up sequel, a newly released international trailer should keep superfans at bay for the next, I don’t know, say, two hours?
While there admittedly isn’t much new footage to go gaga over in this “brand new” trailer, I’m still happy to say that the material doesn’t come across as overkill. Re-watching Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) brawl about while The Mother F#cker (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) threatens their lives has me just as giddy as when I saw the very first trailer – and also thankful for a marketing campaign not overloading viewers with too much of the “good stuff.”
I think we’ve all heard the plot of Wadlow’s sequel by now, which has Kick-Ass and Hit Girl teaming up with a group of copy-cat superheroes led by Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey). The Mother F#cker wants revenge for his dead father so he starts his own superteam of evil villains and we get to watch the whole good vs. evil battle wage on – for our enjoyment, of course.
Also starring Clark Duke, Donald Faison, John Leguizamo, Olga Kurkulina, and Lindy Booth, the large cast of costumed ass-kickers peaked my interest as soon as the story was announced, but seeing all the chaos in these trailers has given me a strong feeling that Wadlow will do a great job at keeping the initial vibe Matthew Vaughn achieved with Kick-Ass. You better believe I’ll be there opening night when Kick-Ass 2 is granted its wide release on August 16th.
What do all you Kick-Ass fans out there think? Will Kick-Ass 2 be the sequel you’re all hoping for? Check out the new trailer below!