The highly anticipated debut trailer of Kick-Ass 2 has finally arrived. This sequel has promised to come super-sized and loaded with a cadre of costumed crazies waging unapologetic, unyielding violence and, if this sneak peak is any indication, it does not disappoint.
After briefly toying with the idea of living a normal life, finishing school, dealing with teen problems and other boring stuff, the call of the vigilante lifestyle was just too much to resist for Dave Lizewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Mindy Macready (Chloe Grace Moretz) and they return to their nightly hobby of savagely slaying the city's seedy scum, respectively as Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl. However, the scene has changed dramatically since they last hit the streets as an array of costumed crime-fighting amateurs have run wild through the city, cleaning it with a proverbial broom bristled with bloody, hardcore justice. Led by a repentant former mobster known as Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey, in what looks to be an amazing performance), Kick-Ass feels he may have finally found a group to which he can finally belong. -- Even though they interrogate criminals by having dogs bite them in the balls.
Unfortunately, the good times will be short-lived when Kick-Ass' old frenemy, Chris D'Amico (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) resurfaces, still harboring all the bitterness that goes with seeing someone shoot his mob boss father with a freaking rocket launcher. No longer known as Red Mist, he's reinvented himself purely for revenge against Kick-Ass as The Mother F**ker and he's also brought his own backup in a team of super-villains to counter Kick-Ass' new ghetto Avengers. It's going to be all out war...barring any overlaps in the participants' curfews.
Kick-Ass 2 tests the realistic limits of spandex at theaters on August 16. Check out the Red Band trailer (which is full of naughty, naughty words) and a brand new official poster just below.
Warning: Bad Language.
Update: Here's the safe-for-work version.