The panel for 'Kick-Ass 2' at Comic-Con 2013 has just begun. We'll be bringing you a thorough update this afternoon with all the details from that panel, but until then, Universal has just released an extended red band trailer for the upcoming sequel, with plenty of Kick-Ass and ass-kicking, and your favorite miniature hero, Hit Girl, as well as Jim Carrey's Colonel Stars and Stripes.

Right now 'Kick-Ass 2' can use all the promotion it can get, between Carrey decrying the violence in the film and then doubling back, and the trepidation about the film's new director, Jeff Wadlow, taking over for Matthew Vaughn. But everything we've seen so far seems to be in keeping with the spirit of the first film. Based on the sequel comic by creator Mark Millar, things this time around promise to be much more violent, with the addition of several new vigilantes.

The official synopsis:

In the sequel, 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.

The film also stars Morris Chestnut and John Leguizamo and hits theaters on August 16.

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