Following the success of the movie Kick-Ass, it was almost certain that there would be a sequel made. However, it did not come without its difficulties and at one time looked like it wasn’t going to go ahead. Fortunately, these issues were resolved and Kick-Ass 2 is released later this year and we have been given an official look at Jim Carrey and Aaron Johnson in the movie.
The official synopsis for Kick-Ass 2 is as follows:
After Kick-Ass' insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist -- reborn as The Mother F%&*^r -- only the blade-wielding Hit Girl 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.
As well as starring Aaron Johnson and Jim Carrey, Kick-Ass 2 also stars Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Morris Chestnut, John Leguizamo and Donald Faison. Kick-Ass 2 is written and directed by Jeff Wadlow and is set to be released on June 28 in the US and July 19 in the UK.