“Kick-Ass 2” is inching swiftly before the cameras, and we’ve a couple of fresh details on what you can expect in the Jeff Wadlow-directed sequel.
All the core cast members are back, Aaron Johnson, Chloe Mortez and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, plus I can reveal that negotiations are also underway for Garrett M.Brown (“Roswell”) to reprise his role as Dave’s dad. He’ll have more to do this time around. Auditions are also about to get underway for Uncle Ralph, the crook guardian of Chris/Red Mist. Expect that to be filled by someone of a Mark Strong-esque statue.
Story-wise, as if ripped from the pages of the “Spider-Man 2” and “Superman 2” scripts, the movie ventures into ‘someone’s discovered the hero’s identity’ territory with both Dave and Mindy being find out. It adds an exciting, and somewhat amusing twist to proceedings.
Dave’s identity as ‘Kick-Ass’ is only really revealed to the one extra person, but it’s someone important. And it has repercussions. Hit-Girl’s identity is also widely known by this point – and it evokes much nasty yabbering behind Mindy’s back by her schoolmates (she’s nicknamed “Captain Muffin-Muncher”). The worst of the mean girls, Brooke, is your typical prissy jock-marrying wannabe who controls the thoughts and feelings of her teenage followers and disciples (including innocent young Lois, whom ultimately forms a bond with Mindy). But ‘Hit-Girl’, never one to shy away from a confrontation and seemingly always equipped with the perfect weapon of self defense, gets Brooke and her bitch gang back in… let’s say, rather spectacular fashion. It involves gadgetry, projectile vomiting and much begging. There will be so much cheering in the cinema!
That’s all for the moment, but I’ll have more “Kick-Ass 2” updates soon!