Universal Studios’ Kick-Ass 2 Production Stills Released

Kick-Ass 2 Production Stills

From Universal Studios

Kick-Ass 2

Universal Studios has recently released a series of production stills from the set of Kick-Ass 2, based on the comic book by Mark Millar & John S. Romita Jr.

The film is directed by Jeff Wadlow, who also wrote the screenplay, and is produced by Matthew Vaughn, Adam Bohling, Tarquin Pack, and David Reid. Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Red Mist/The Motherf%&*^r), and Chloë Grace Moretz (Hit Girl) reprise their roles from Kick-Ass and they’re joined by Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars and Stripes.

Kick-Ass 2 opens in U.S. theaters on August 16th, 2013.

Check out the production stills following the press release from Universal Studios.

Press Release

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) do-it-yourself vigilante 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 super-villain The Motherf%&*^r – only the blade-wielding Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) can prevent their annihilation.

When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young masked hero Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do with their shared calling, 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, a new self-proclaimed super-villain, The Motherf%&*^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. http://www.kickass-themovie.com

From a screenplay by director JEFF WADLOW (Cry_Wolf, Never Back Down)
and based on the comic book created by MARK MILLAR (Wanted, Kick-Ass) & JOHN S. ROMITA JR. (Kick-Ass), the action-comedy is produced by MATTHEW VAUGHN (X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass), ADAM BOHLING (Kick-Ass, Layer Cake), TARQUIN PACK (X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass) and DAVID REID (Kick-Ass, Layer Cake).

The accomplished behind-the-camera team includes returning Kick-Ass veterans, led by director of photography TIM MAURICE JONES (The Woman in Black, Kick-Ass), editor EDDIE HAMILTON (X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass), production designer RUSSELL DE ROZARIO (Kick-Ass, Mean Machine), costume designer SAMMY SHELDON DIFFER (X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass), composers HENRY JACKMAN (Wreck-It Ralph, Kick-Ass) and MATTHEW MARGESON (X-Men: First Class, Puss in Boots), hair and makeup designer FAE HAMMOND (upcoming Rush, Life of Pi) and stunt coordinator JA ES O’DEE (Snow White and the Huntsman, X-Men: First Class).

The executive producers of the action-comedy are Millar, Romita Jr., STEPHEN MARKS, CLAUDIA VAUGHN, PIERRE LAGRANGE and TREVOR DUKE

Kick-Ass 2 was filmed at Pinewood Studios and on location in London and

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– The Comic Book Critic

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