Kick-Ass 2, the foul-mouthed, blood-drenched sequel to the foul-mouthed, blood-drenched Kick-Ass, released a red band trailer Wednesday. It appears to be right on track with where the first Kick-Ass left off. The movie is scheduled to hit theaters in summer 2013.
With Justice League and Avengers 2 news cramming the comic book to movie news pipes, it's refreshing to see a different type of comic book movie on its way. The first Kick-Ass brought a breath of fresh air into the comic movie cannon, bringing curse words and splattered blood into the equation as movies like Spiderman 3 limped along on the laurels of cliches. Kick-Ass 2 finds itself up against what some are calling the golden age of superhero movies. If the trailer is any indication, it will attempt to keep pushing along with its brash, inappropriate language and stick true to the roots that made the first Kick-Ass a success.
Kick-Ass isn't your typical comic book that gets turned into a movie. Unlike, say Iron Man, which is part of the Marvel Comics Universe, the Kick-Ass comic series is creator owned. Marvel Comics publishes creator Mark Millar's series, but he has ownership of the material.
On top of that, the film doesn't follow what many superhero movies deem as normal. As with most superheroes (especially Batman), Kick-Ass questions who a hero is. However, the way that Kick-Ass attacks is with foul language and stinging, stop-you-in-your-tracks blood splatters. And they do it with young, teenage superheroes.
Chloë Grace Moretz is especially foul-mouthed as Hit-Girl. The 16-year-old, who was thirteen when the first film came out, swore as much as the basketball players in White Men Can't Jump.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson will reprise his role as title character, Kick-Ass and Jim Carrey will join the cast as Colonel Stars and Stripes. Christopher Mintz-Plasse will return as the main villain: The Mother F*cker.
According to Box Office Mojo, Kick-Ass brought in $48,071,303 at the box office domestically and totaled $96,188,903 worldwide.
Even though Kick-Ass isn't like other comic book movies, it's hoping to match their success at the box office.