AICN has just debuted a new character poster for “Kick-Ass,” adaptation of the comic book, featuring Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad) as The Red Mist.
“Kick-Ass” tells the story of average teenager Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), a comic-book fanboy who decides to take his obsession as inspiration to become a real-life superhero. As any good superhero would, he chooses a new name — Kick-Ass — assembles a suit and mask to wear, and gets to work fighting crime. There’s only one problem standing in his way: Kick-Ass has absolutely no superpowers.
His life is forever changed as he inspires a subculture of copy cats, is hunted by assorted violent and unpleasant characters, and meets up with a pair of crazed vigilantes, including an 11-year-old sword-wielding dynamo, Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz) and her father, Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage).
“Kick-Ass” is directed by Matthew Vaughn (Stardust, Layer Cake) and hits theaters on April 16, 2010.