Watch the 'Kick-Ass 2' Red Band Trailer

Kick-Ass 2 movie trailer
Aaron Johnson and Christopher Mintz-Plasse in Kick-Ass 2
Photo: Universal Pictures

Universal has premiered the first Kick-Ass 2 red band trailer, bringing Mark Millar's Kick-Ass (Aaron Johnson), Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz) and Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) -- reborn as The Mother Fucker -- back to the big screen following the original 2010 film.

Young vigilantes Hit Girl and Kick-Ass are trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave, but 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 (Jim Carrey).

Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world's first super villain, The Mother Fucker, 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.

In addition to the trailer, which you can watch below, I also have six pictures from the film as well as the film's poster, which you can browse in hi-res right here.

Kick-Ass 2 hits theaters on August 16, check out the trailer below.

  • Stephen

    That looks much better than I expected! Count me in!

  • Good Grief

    This looks flat out terrible. I'm not the biggest fan of the first film but this looks like a direct-to-DVD effort in which bad language is used to get laughs.
    I was hoping it would be nicely evolved from the first but nope, it looks like it's the same thing magnified.

  • Fox

    Now that Chloe Moretz is older, and (never thought I'd say this) Nicholas Cage is gone, I doubt they can make it as enjoyable as the first.

  • Ron Oneal Fresh

    It looks fun.

    but I don't know, for me the fun & humor of the first movie was the violence & foul language that revolved around Hit Girl, as a teenager I don't find it to be funny or surreal.

  • Justin

    How much "ball humor" was going on in the trailer?

    Yeah, pass.

  • Chris

    The only complaint I have is Jim Carrey's voice

  • Michael

    Looks good. Can't believe Chloe Moretz has grown up that fast. Jim Carrey looks great here, I didn't have any problem with the voice at all. This looks good but I felt something was missing (Yup, Nic Cage as well), Ron Oneal Fresh said it best: the humor, fun, foul language & violence that revolved around Hit-Girl in the first was so much fun in the first and now that Hit-Girl is a teenager, it doesn't fun anymore.

    And there's another problem: the first one is one of my top 5 favorite movies of all-time. So, this one has a lot to live up to for me as it is also my most anticipated film of the year. I hope it does or else it's a huge disappointment for me.

  • SmartFilm

    Although I don't know how shocking it'll be to have Chloe Moretz cussing and cutting now that she's not a cute little girl but I'm a big fan of the first one and I like the source material as well. Love me my Red Band trailers as well, feel like they can really get more to the heart of the story, especially in something so ultra-violence ridden like this.

    • Dranderz

      If you've seen 'Let Me In', you'll note that Chloe Moretz has been mutilating people since even before she was in 'Hugo'.

      • Michael

        And she'll be in the new Carrie remake.

  • Tom

    I'm somewhat looking forward to this but the trailer was pretty lackluster. Not having Vaughn on board as director definitely hurts this.

  • andyluvsfilms

    looks good to me, i loved the first one so much that i don't think even Jim Carrey can ruin it.....can he? #ponder

  • Yaz

    This looks fun and entertaining and is a dead bullseye for its target audience. BAM. Well done.

  • Newbourne

    I know there's a lot of Nic Cage hate around moviegoing websites, but he was phenomenal in Kick-Ass. He was awards-worthy in my opinion.

    Hit Girl: Mhmm... but getting shot, Daddy... it hurt a lot more than when you did it.
    Big Daddy: That's because I used low velocity rounds, child... he... he...
    Hit Girl: You're the kindest Daddy in the whole world.
    Big Daddy: No, I just... I love you...

    I'm gonna miss him. Let's hope Jim Carrey can fill the void.

    • Michael

      He was one of the many best reasons in the first, I never hated Nic Cage. I liked his early work a lot and including a couple from a few years ago: Raising Arizona, The Rock, Face/Off, Snake Eyes, The Family Man, Adaptation, Matchstick Men, World Trade Center, Lord of War, Kick-Ass & Bad Lieutenant. Nowadays, he's been in a lot of crap mostly for money. Anyways, back to the movie, I think Carrey will fill the void just fine. He's one of my favorite actors so I highly doubt he'll disappoint me here.

      • Tom

        Have you seen Vampire's Kiss? That has one of my favorite Cage performances which I think you'd like. Also agree about Cage in the first Kick-Ass. That along with Bad Lieutenant are the only decent movies his been in in recent years.

        • Michael

          Sadly, no I haven't but will check it out thanks to you ;)

    • Matt

      I don't necessarily agree that he was awards-worthy in "Kick-Ass" but it's nice to see some appreciation for Cage on the Internet. Granted, he's been in a lot of crap these past few years but has been incredible in other films throughout his career. His performance in "Leaving Las Vegas" is one of my all time favorites. Also love him in "Adaptation.", "Moonstruck", "Face/Off" and "Kick-Ass" to name a few.

      That being said, "Kick-Ass 2" just doesn't look interesting to me. The edginess isn't shocking anymore and I didn't laugh once.

  • Ryguy815

    Looks great!