Production on Kick-Ass 2 is well underway. We know this because writer/director Jeff Wadlow has been giving us a blow by blow account over on his twitter feed. We’ve seen everything from costume reveals to flying propane tanks, and I think we’re only a week or two away from toilet tweets.
However, unless you’ve read the comic, you would have no idea whose ass was being kicked and why. Up until now that is.
ComingSoon.net has revealed the official plot synopsis, which finally shows just how Wadlow has merged the stories of ‘Kick-Ass 2’ (the comic book) and the ‘Hit-Girl’ spinnoff comic series.
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.
When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, 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, the world’s first super villain, The Mother F%&*^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.
Original comic writer Mark Millar had previously hinted that Mindy aka Hit-Girl’s story would probably be the first act, but it looks like Wadlow may be making use of her for a lot more than that in the movie, which only makes sense given her popularity.
One thing I noticed though, is that it appears that the “Balls to the Wall” subtitle has been dropped from the production. No reason why is given, but I’m guessing that having a nickname for testicles up on billboards was not something that went down too well with the marketing department.
Last Updated: October 17, 2012