Chloë Moretz’s Hit-Girl stars in new ‘Kick-Ass 2’ trailer – watch

The sequel also stars Aaron Johnson and Jim Carrey and hits cinemas on July 19

A new trailer for Kick-Ass 2 focusing on Chloë Moretz‘s character Mindy Macready aka Hit-Girl has appeared online. Scroll down and click ‘play’ to watch it.

The teaser clip shows Macready grappling with her identity as “normal” teenager before ultimately embracing her destiny as costume-clad superhero Hit-Girl. “This 15-year-old girl just owned your ass,” she tells Aaron Johnson‘s Kick-Ass after flooring him with her fighting skills.

The trailer also features several glimpses of Colonel Stars And Stripes, the new character played by Jim Carrey. According to the sequel’s plot synopsis, Kick-Ass joins forces with the Colonel to battle Red Mist, the character who betrayed him in the first film.

Based on a comic book by Mark Millar, the first film told the story of an ordinary teenager who reinvents himself as a real-life superhero called Kick-Ass. When it hit cinemas in 2010, Kick Ass wasn’t a huge box office success, but it’s since built a strong following on DVD and Blu-ray.

Directed by Jeff Wadlow, who also wrote the script based on Millar’s Kick-Ass 2 comic book, the sequel was shot in Toronto between September and November last year (2012). The film also stars John Leguizamo, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and former Scrubs actor Donald Faison, and opens in UK cinemas on July 19.