Kick-Ass 2 has released the first clip online. In the follow-up to 2010′s original, costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Hit-Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) tries to put her crime-fighting vigilante past behind her and go to school like a normal girl. Old habits, however, die hard.
Meanwhile, the Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick-Ass knows.
Directed by Jeff Wadlow and also starring Donald Faison, Jim Carrey, John Leguizamo, Lindy Booth, Morris Chestnut, and Robert Emms, Kick-Ass 2 will open in the US on August 16th, 2013.
Here’s the official synopsis for Kick-Ass 2
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.