The sequel we never quite believed would really happen isn't just happening-- it's yelling in your face in this brand-new, red-band trailer, which premiered at Next Movie. Yeah, you have to be over 17 to watch it. What do you think we are, child-endangerers?
Chloe Moretz has grown up a lot, but she's still kicking ass-- including Kick-Ass's ass, really-- as Hit Girl, even now that her Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) has passed on. But she's not the only one dealing with the legacy of her father. The guy who we knew as Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) in the original film has now transformed into the super villain Motherfucker, out to avenge his father's death in the first film at the hands of none other than his old pal… Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson).
While it's exciting to see the return of the kids from the first film, and Moretz remains the toughest teenager on earth, the real highlight here is Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars and Stripes, looking for all the world like a slightly younger Arnold Schwarzenegger, and affecting a bizarre accent that we can't quite place. We got a look at Carrey in costume in the first official image-- which also includes his German Shepherd in an American flag mask-- but there's nothing quite like seeing the funny man in action.
Though director Matthew Vaughn won't be returning, having moved on to X-Men: First Class and now producing the Fantastic Four movie, Kick-Ass 2 is now in the capable hands of Jeff Wadlow, who last made Never Back Down. You can check out Kick-Ass 2's brand new poster below, and learn more about it here. It's coming to theaters on August 16 this summer.