As the movie's panel got under way this afternoon at Comic-Con International in San Diego, Universal Pictures debuted a new extended red-band trailer for "Kick-Ass 2" the contains a liberal amount of profanity, violence and new footage, and a little bit of John Romita Jr. art.
Clocking in at more than four and a half minutes, the trailer clearly lays out the premise of the sequel, which picks up months after the 2010 action comedy, as Kick-Ass forms alliances with other local heroes and joins Justice Forever, which discovers the Red Mist - rechristened "Motherfucker" - is gathering his own group of villains.
Based on Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.'s miniseries and the Hit-Girl spinoff, "Kick-Ass 2" is directed by Jeff Wadlow and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Yancy Butler, John Leguizamo, Donald Faison, Lindy Booth, Andy Nyman, Morris Chestnut and Robert Emms. It opens Aug. 16.
Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010â€²s 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 (ChloÃ« 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.