Reverence for comic creator Mark Millar runs through the veins of 'Kick-Ass 2.' The affection is often on the nose: One minute, crime fighting high schooler Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) is seen in front of a poster for Millar's 'American Jesus.' In a later flashback, his Dad hangs a piece of 'Superior' art on Dave's wall. The tips of a the hat are a blockade for writer/director Jeff Wadlow, whose passion for Millar's source material disables him from streamlining 'Kick-Ass 2' into a functional action movie.
There are too many moving parts, from Kick-Ass' attempts to form a DIY Justice League, to vengeful mob son Chris D'Amico's (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) emergence into New York's first supervillain, to the awkward high school story of Hit-Girl (Chloe Moretz). Balancing the schizophrenic story is a chore for Wadlow and the audience, and yet 'Kick-Ass 2' still manages to deliver a smattering of fun, living up to the tonal roller coaster ride of the original.
With its release only a few weeks away, 'Kick-Ass 2''s marketing machine has shifted into high gear with the release of four new NSFW clips from the film. Although the sequel sees original director Matthew Vaughn replaced by Jeff Wadlow, fans of the first film will probably be happy to see that this looks to be very much in line with its predecessor. As for people who didn't like the first film ... well, you should know better.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who's currently making the press rounds for his upcoming superhero flick 'Kick-Ass 2,' has been eyed by Marvel to take on the role of Quicksilver in Joss Whedon's upcoming 'The Avengers 2,' dubbed 'Age of Ultron.' Now, though, the casting process has moved ahead, as the star revealed he's already spoken with Whedon and the Marvel team about tackling the speedster role.
The summer may be entering its final weeks, but as this new 'Kick-Ass 2' clips reminds us, there are still plenty of geek-friendly movies on the horizon. Are you excited for the return of Kick-Ass, Hit-Girl and their motley band of allies and enemies? If so, this scene will undoubtedly please you. For better or worse, it looks a lot like the original.
Comic-Con 2013 may be in full swing, but that doesn't mean those of us stuck at home are completely left out. Although 'Kick-Ass 2' will be showing off all kinds of new footage for the folks in Hall H this week, we get to check out a new TV spot for Jeff Wadlow's upcoming sequel. Sure, it's not the same, but it'll do for now.
The latest trailer for 'Kick-Ass 2' makes the stakes pretty clear. After Kick-Ass (Aaron Johnson) killed Frank D'Amico in the first film, Frank's son Chris (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) wants revenge, and to get it he's willing and ready to transform himself into a super villain.
Last week we heard that Kick-Ass himself, Aaron Johnson, is reportedly Marvel's top choice to play Quicksilver in 'The Avengers 2.' And as you already know, the character is already making an appearance in next summer's 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' in the form of Evan Peters. Obviously, we're asking ourselves the same question everybody else is (or eventually will be): who is the better choice for Quicksilver?
When Joss Whedon announced he was adding two new characters to 'Avengers 2' in the brother/sister team of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, fans couldn't help but immediately start speculating who would be cast as the new additions to the team. Previously, we reported that Irish actress Saoirse Ronan was the top choice for Scarlet Witch and now we know who Whedon and Marvel have their eye on to play Quicksilver. And it's a name superhero movie fans will definitely be familiar with.
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