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October 23, 2012

'Kick-Ass 2' to feature 'astonishing' fight scene

Creator Mark Millar predicts that the superhero sequel has MTV's Best Fight Scene award in the bag

'Kick-Ass 2' to feature 'astonishing' fight scene

Kick-Ass 2 will feature an "astonishing" fight scene starring Chloe Moretz's Hit-Girl, says creator Mark Millar.

Mark Millar wrote the original Kick-Ass comic books and also serves as executive producer on the movies. Yesterday (October 22), he posted on his website about a recent visit to the Kick-Ass 2 set.

Millar wrote: "Shot down to England last week for some time on the Kick-Ass 2 set... As a producer, I've been watching a lot of this in the dropbox as it happens, but nothing compares to seeing Mother Russia (in the flesh) pounding Hit-Girl in the face in what WE KNOW is going to win MTV's Best Fight Scene Award already. I'm not kidding... this fight is unlike anything I've seen in cinema before. I'd watched the stunt team block it out a few weeks back, but this was astonishing."

Continuing, Millar revealed that the sequel is looking "a little darker and a lot bigger" than the original Kick-Ass film, but promised that it is "incredibly consistent with what came before". Released in 2010, the first film told the story of an ordinary teenager, played by Aaron Johnson, who reinvents himself a real-life superhero called Kick-Ass. Though not a huge box office success, the film has built a strong cult following on DVD and Blu-ray.

Kick-Ass 2 began filming in September (2012) and the official plot synopsis has since been revealed. In the sequel, Kick-Ass joins forces with a "badass" superhero called Colonel Stars And Stripes, played by Jim Carrey, but faces a threat from Red Mist, the character who betrayed him in the first film.

The sequel is being directed by Jeff Wadlow, who also wrote the script based on Millar's original Kick-Ass 2 comic book. The film is due to hit cinemas on June 28 2013 in the US and July 19 2013 in the UK.

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