With shooting on Kick-Ass 2 well underway, Universal has released an official synopsis for the Jeff Wadlow-directed adaptation of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.‘s comics. Those who’ve been following our updates on the project won’t be surprised to see that it seems to follow the “bigger is better” rule of sequels — not that we’re complaining when the new cast members include John Leguizamo and Jim Carrey. Hit the jump to get the details.
Coming Soon posted the plot summary, which was revealed by the studio today:
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.
Millar has previously said that Hit-Girl’s narrative would be the film’s first 30-minute act, followed by Kick-Ass’ story in the remaining 70 minutes. But the synopsis suggests that Hit-Girl remains part of the story throughout the entire film, which can only be a good thing. Kick-Ass 2 hits June 28.