Considering how much we cover it, it should go without saying that “Kick-Ass 2” is one of our most anticipated movies of next year. The sequel to 2010’s “Kick-Ass” is going to up the ante this time around, though we’ve been basing what the film will be about on the Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. comic book that it’s adapted from.
That’s why we were so thrilled when Universal released the official synopsis for the movie today. Though it’s pretty much the same as what we assumed, it’s nice to hear a confirmation straight from the source. Here’s the official synopsis for the movie, via ComingSoon.net:
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.
“Kick-Ass 2” also introduces Donald Faison as Doctor Gravity, Robert Emms as Insect Man, Lindy Booth as Night-Bitch, Claudia Lee as Brooke, John Leguizamo as Red Mist’s bodyguard and Morris Chestnut as Hit-Girl’s guardian. Directed by Jeff Wadlow, it’s due in theaters on June 28, 2013.