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‘Kick-Ass 2′ First Look: Jim Carrey Is a Superhero Now

First Kick Ass 2 Image
Universal

Despite much critical hype, Matthew Vaughn’s ‘Kick-Ass’ was only a modest success at the box office. While it didn’t make a lot of money, it made plenty of fans and sold a lot of DVDs and here we are: ‘Kick-Ass 2‘ hits this summer and our first look at the film has arrived. And yes, that is Jim Carrey.

Although Vaughn has moved on (Jeff Wadlow is at the helm of this one), ‘Kick-Ass 2′ reunites the almost the entire cast of the first film…well, at least those who survived. Aaron Johnson is back as the titular superhero, Christopher Mintz-Plasse returns as the vengeance-seeking Red Mist and, of course, Chloe Moretz will once again slice and dice her way through countless people as Hit-Girl. Joining them for this outing are John Leguizamo, Donald Faison and Jim Carrey, who’ll play a mobster-turned-superhero named Colonel Stars and Stripes. If we’re lucky, Carrey’s performance will be half as nutty and bizarre as Nicholas Cage’s Adam West impersonation in the first movie.

Here’s the full image (which originated over here). It should be pointed out that Carrey’s dog is wearing a mask, too. Because that’s amazing.

First Kick Ass 2 Image
Universal

And here’s the official synopsis:

“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 (Chloe 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.”

‘Kick-Ass 2′ will arrive on June 28th.

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