KICK-ASS 2 red band trailer debut – everyone (including Jim Carrey) dispenses brutal justice

KICK-ASS 2 red band trailer debut – everyone (including Jim Carrey) dispenses brutal justice


In 2010 movie theater audiences got a rather gritty take on the superhero genre with Matthew Vaughn’s KICK-ASS, which featured Aaron Taylor-Johnson as an unlikely costumed vigilante, Chloë Grace Moretz as a foul-mouthed younger and deadlier protege, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse as a supervillain wannabe. The end result was a fun and relatively faithful adaptation of the Marvel comic book by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr., which itself was pretty rough stuff. Since then many have wondered if we’d ever get a sequel, and now it’s just about here. Jeff Wadlow (CRY WOLF) has taken over writing and directing chores, but just about all of the original cast is back, plus Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars and Stripes. Other new additions to the cast include John Leguizamo, Donald Faison, and Morris Chestnut. Check out the red band trailer below, which premiered on, and definitely does not hold back. A few things we’ve noticed right off the bat – Johnson is a lot more pumped up physically, Moretz is growing up fast, and Jim Carrey is definitely doing a weird low-register voice thing, which could really help make his character truly great. If you haven’t read the comics, the KICK-ASS 2 comic book storyline was absolutely crazy, and incredibly graphic and gory. It will be interesting to see how closely the movie sequel follows it. Take a look at the new poster (above) and red band trailer below, and tell us your thoughts in the comments.

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.

KICK-ASS 2 opens August 16, 2013

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.