Shooting on Jeff Wadlow’s Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall is underway and today we have the first official plot summary, which was revealed by the studio.
From the looks of it, it doesn’t differ too much from the comic book series but there are some slight changes. The important thing though is that we’ll see the return of all our favorite characters from Kick-Ass, as well as some new faces.
Set to hit theatres on June 28th, 2013, the much anticipated sequel has a lot riding on it. Without director Matthew Vaughn at the helm, will the film be able to achieve the success that its predecessor did? Only time will tell, but at least we know that the plot will be interesting.
Check out the summary below.
Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010′s irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After Kick-Ass’ (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse)—reborn as The Mother F%&*^r—only the blade-wielding Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) can prevent their annihilation.
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.
Honestly, as much as I’m looking forward to Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall, I remain skeptical of the fact that it will do as well as Kick-Ass. I think Matthew Vaughn was a huge driving force in why that film did so well and Jeff Wadlow, a man whose biggest credit to date is Never Back Down, just doesn’t inspire much confidence in me.
That being said, with the original cast set to return and new additions like Jim Carrey joining the gang, we just may get a worthy sequel.
What do you think? Will Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall be as good as its predecessor?