While at Comic Con, I got a chance to chat with Kick-Ass 2 writer/director Jeff Wadlow about his upcoming announced adaptation of Rob Liefeld‘s comic book series X-Force and the just announced action thriller ‘Go Fast‘ which he is making at Sony. Learn more details on these two projects, after the jump. My full interview with Wadlow (and Mark Millar who drops in at one point in the transcript below) will hit later this week.
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In the previous trailers for Kick-Ass 2, something seemed to be missing. This is most certainly a sequel to Matthew Vaughn’s film, sure. All the characters are there; the story is a continuation of the first chapter; and new heroes and villains are introduced. Yet something felt off. Writer/director Jeff Wadlow came into San Diego Comic-Con today hoping to change that.
He, along with stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse (and Chloe Grace Moretz via satellite) premiered a brand new extended trailer that expands what we’ve already seen from Kick-Ass 2. Significantly. Now the film is starting to look like the kick-ass sequel we’re hoping for.
Below, watch the new trailer and read about the Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con. Read More »
There’s a new red-band trailer for Jeff Wadlow‘s Kick-Ass 2, and while the edit features only a shred of new footage, it does feature some better digital compositing and probably closer-to-final contrast tweaks and color grading to help elements co-exist. Notably, the bit towards the end with Hit Girl riding atop a cargo van now looks much better; see a screenshot below for a comparison. Otherwise, this is basically the same trailer that you’ve seen before, with Kick-Ass and Hit Girl fighting off the new wave of villains led by a re-branded Red Mist. Read More »
If you’ve watched the red-band trailer for Jeff Wadlow‘s Kick-Ass 2, this new all-ages version isn’t going to do much for you. This is really just the red-band trailer with all the most offensive stuff cut out. So there’s a bit less footage of the character played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and a bit more of Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Hit-Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz), both in and out of costume. Even the last two kicker scenes — the place where a new trailer might usually break out the new material — are the same.
But if you want to see footage from Kick-Ass 2 and have some aversion to violence or cursing (no, I know — that wouldn’t make any sense) then check out the trailer below. For a better, different look, check out the “Hit-Girl goes to high school” trailer. Read More »
Though Fast and Furious fans are excited to be getting a new film soon, many took a moment of silence this week for Justin Lin‘s departure from the series. The director of the third, fourth, fifth and now sixth installments recently revealed that he wouldn’t return for Fast and Furious 7. Universal wants to rush it out next year, and he didn’t feel the schedule was creatively workable. This is the guy who took a franchise about racing cars a quarter mile at a time and turned it into a bona fide blockbuster action franchise. His touch will be missed.
That leaves Fast and Furious 7 in need of a director and Latino-Review is reporting three men are currently on the short list. They are Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2), Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer) and Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid). Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 by Angie Han
The series might be named after Kick-Ass, but it was Hit-Girl who stole every scene in the last installment. The deadly young superheroine takes center stage in the new international trailer for Kick-Ass 2, which sees Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Hit-Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) teaming up with the costumed hero league Justice Forever. Watch it after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, March 18th, 2013 by Angie Han
The first Kick-Ass featured but a handful of costumed heroes and villains, but Kick-Ass 2 will introduce us to a whole lot more. The Jeff Wadlow-directed sequel sees Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Hit-Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) joining forces with the do-gooder team Justice Forever, while Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) refashions himself The Mother Fucker and amasses an evil army of his own.
A new series of character posters offers a closer look at the three returning players, while introducing us to three new faces: Mother Russia (Olga Kurkulina) and Black Death (Daniel Kaluuya) on the side of bad, and Night-Bitch (Lindy Booth) on the side of good. Check them out after the jump, but be warned that Red Mist’s new name makes them NSFW for language.
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Posted on Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 by Angie Han
Today’s Sequel Bits is stuffed to the brim with images, quotes, tweets, and more. After the jump:
- Would Bryan Singer ever direct a Star Trek movie?
- Damon Lindelof explains all the secrecy about the villain
- Seth Grahame-Smith gets cracking on Beetlejuice 2
- Steven Seagal‘s out, Jackie Chan‘s in for Expendables 3
- Willow and Roger Rabbit sequels offer non-updates
- Anchorman 2 will feature Champ Kind, restauranteur
- The Happy Madison boys goof off in Grown Ups 2 posters
- Storm Shadow looks especially badass in new G.I. Joe pics
- Kick-Ass 2 reveals six new high-res images and a poster
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Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse return as young costumed heroes (and a villain) in Kick-Ass 2, which sees the characters from Matthew Vaughn’s film grown up a bit, but still getting into high school-style turf wars. Problem is, there are super-sized egos involved, and the public appearance of Kick-Ass and Hit Girl has inspired a new wave of costumed vigilantes.
Never Back Down director Jeff Wadlow stepped in to direct this story, which adds Jim Carrey in a nearly unrecognizable role as a new costumed anti-hero, Colonel Stars and Stripes. The tone is a bit different this time, as the film looks a little bit brighter, and noticeably cheaper. And, as this red-band trailer shows, the vulgar jokes might not be as sharp. But this might be worth a shot for Carrey’s work alone, and if you want to see Mintz-Plasse leading a giant gang of weirdo villains, you’re in the right place. Read More »