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June 19, 2012

Aaron Johnson confirms role in 'Kick-Ass' sequel

The star of the 2010 comic book adaptation says the sequel is "pretty much set to go"

Aaron Johnson confirms role in 'Kick-Ass' sequel

Aaron Johnson has confirmed that he will appear in the Kick-Ass sequel.

The English actor, who starred in the 2010 adaptation of Mark Millar's superhero comic, revealed that the second film is "pretty much set to go".

Kick-Ass starred Johnson as Dave Lizewski, an ordinary teenager from New York who sets out to become a superhero. It also featured Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Nicolas Cage.

Discussing the sequel with The Collider, Johnson said: "It's pretty much set to go this fall.  I think now Chloe [Grace Moretz] and Chris [Mintz-Plasse] are on board.  I'm certainly set up to do it.  Jeff Wadlow is to direct.  Yeah, I think it's going to happen."

The original film was directed by Matthew Vaughn, who will also be closely involved with the sequel.

"Matthew Vaughn has got his name all over this one," Johnson said. "The only way he was ever going to make a sequel was if it could be anywhere close to the first one, and keep that class and that quality, and just maintain something original and new and refreshing. And this script delivers all of that - right now. I'm excited to get back in the suit."

Last month director Wadlow discussed the upcoming Kick-Ass sequel, promising that it would have all the "heart and emotion" of the first film.

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