We’ve heard all about how Kick-Ass 2 will move into production this summer, but details on the story have been scarce. The folks at Moviehole, however, have come across some juicy plot points that fans of the 2010 adaptation of the Mark Millar comic will want to pay attention to.
Here’s what we know already: stars Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse will all return, even with Moretz’s hectic schedule (she’s starring in the remake of Carrie, for one). With Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn in pre-production for a sequel to X-Men: First Class, Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down) has stepped into his shoes and made it clear that he wants the film to have a similar emotional response as elicited by the first installment.
A lot of talk about Hit-Girl has already made the rounds, and as with the Kick-Ass 2 comic, much of the story focuses on Moretz’s Hit-Girl and how she handles her decision to hang up the Hit-Girl persona for awhile, despite her identity being known. Millar has said Hit-Girl will be the focus of the first 30 minutes of the film, and then the rest will be Kick-Ass 2.
Moviehole adds (though do note the lack of source attribution, so take this as hearsay) that Hit-Girl will have some nasty girls at school to deal with in her life as plain old Mindy:
The worst of the mean girls, Brooke, is your typical prissy jock-marrying wannabe who controls the thoughts and feelings of her teenage followers and disciples (including innocent young Lois, whom ultimately forms a bond with Mindy). But ‘Hit-Girl’, never one to shy away from a confrontation and seemingly always equipped with the perfect weapon of self defense, gets Brooke and her bitch gang back in… let’s say, rather spectacular fashion. It involves gadgetry, projectile vomiting and much begging. There will be so much cheering in the cinema!
Johnson’s Dave, on the other hand, will have let his identity slip to someone “important” and it will have “repercussions.”
Moviehole has also learned that actor Garrett M. Brown is in talks to return in an expanded capacity as Dave’s father, and that another strong villain along the lines of Mark Strong‘s role in the first film will need to be cast as Uncle Ralph, the “crooked guardian” of Mintz-Plasse’s Red Mist.
At this point, an official plot summary or synopsis would be much appreciated, but the casting of new roles will likely be the first priority.
Filming on the sequel, possibly titled Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall, is expected to begin in the Fall. No release date has been set, but 2013 is still possible.