Details on the sequel to 2010’s alternative superhero hit Kick-Ass have been pretty scarce, despite rumours of its existence circling since the original’s release. But now, thanks to The Hollywood Reporter, we have a few bits of news to share: but don’t go trying to book your tickets just yet, as it’s not exactly much to go on.
We already know it’ll be titled Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall, with the first banner revealed on Facebook yesterday, teasing a 2013 release date (though mysteriously not carrying the film’s supposed subtitle… or much else at all). We’ve also had a few details on the cast, with principal members Aaron Johnson and Chloe Moretz reprising their roles of Kick-Ass and Hit Girl, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse returning as Red Mist.
Now we know that also returning is Yancy Butler as the mother of Red Mist, Angie D’amico. She joins new additions Donald Faison and John Lequizamo, while Jeff Wadlow replaces Matthew Vaughn in the director’s seat (who will have his hands plenty full helming X-Men: First Class sequel Days of Future Past, due for release in 2014). Vaughn is still penning the script though, so hopefully the sequel will stay true to the strengths of the original, which I for one bloody loved.
We’ll keep you updated as more details start trickling in. Let us know who or what you’d like to see in Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall in the comments box below.