It’s finally here, the first red-band trailer for director Jeff Wadlow‘s sequel Kick-Ass 2 along with the first official poster that truly is some balls to wall trance, it absolute nails!
Based on the comic book created by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr., the sequel is picking up where things left off and continues the story of Dave Lizewski, your every day comic book nerd who just so happens to fight crime on the side.
Aaron Taylor Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are all back, followed by Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars and Stripes, and Nicolas Cage in a cameo role along with a bunch of newcomers including Lyndsy Fonseca, Yancy Butler, Donald Faison, John Leguizamo, Lindy Booth and Olga Kurkulina.
The flick hits theaters on August 16th, 2013.
Hit the jump to check out the red-band trailer, which is not safe for work.
Here’s the long-form synopsis:
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.
And here’s balls to the wall poster: