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. An adaptation of the Mark Millar and John Romita Jr comic, ‘Kick-Ass 2′ is set for an August 14th release in the UK and a August 16th bow in the US. The likes of Morris Chestnut, John Leguizamo, Donald Faison, Olga Kurkulina, Robert Emms, Lindy Booth, Daniel Kaluuya, Clark Duke, Claudia Lee, Augustus Prew and Lyndsy Fonseca also star. Jeff Wadlow directs.
Hit Girl really struck a chord with people with the first film. How was the experience of reprising the character?
Chloë Grace Moretz: It was so fun. Being able to be Hit Girl again was a surreal experience, because you often leave a character behind – especially at 11-years-old. Then four years later to put on the costume again and work with the same actors again, wearing the same wig, being with the same hair and makeup team, it’s crazy and totally surreal to do it again. It was so much fun. Aaron and Chris, they’re like my brothers – and they’ve changed so much! They’ve become such men, you know (laughs)? I worked with them when I feel like they were babies and I was a baby, but now we’ve grown up so much. It’s like a little group of adults now, it’s funny. I’ve had such a great time reliving the character and bringing in more dimensions, while taking an older approach to the role. I liked seeing what I could play with in the part.
Joelle Jones has drawn this brilliant ‘Breaking Bad’ illustration for Bryan Cranston’s “Heisenberg”. The second half of the fifth and final season of the acclaimed television drama hits screens tonight in North America before airing in the UK, via Netflix, on Monday.
Brad Pitt is celebrating his most successful film to date at the global box office, not accounting for inflation. Over the weekend, the worldwide total for his zombie tentpole ‘World War Z’ grew to $502.6 million, surpassing the $497.3 million earned by his historical epic ‘Troy.’ The movie has grossed $197.4 million in North America, also a best for Pitt, and $305.2 million at the international box office. ‘World War Z’ encountered a number obstacles on its way to the big screen, including a delay on the release date as significant reshoots took place for the film’s third act.
Based on Max Brooks’ fantastic novel of the same name, ‘World War Z’ features a top-notch cast in Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Fana Mokoena, Matthew Fox and David Morse. The story revolves around former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself.
Long rumored to be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe after a series of cryptic Facebook posts (most recently releasing a photo of himself standing in front of the second issue of ‘The Avengers’ comics, leading many to assume he was up for a role in Joss Whedon’s ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’), Vin Diesal has posted an image of Groot from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ on his hugely popular page. Groot, an extraterrestrial, sentient tree-like creature, only speaks the one phrase: “I am Groot!” Expect word from Marvel about this potential casting appointment soon.
James Gunn’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ the next epic adventure from Marvel Studios, is filming now at the UK’s Shepperton Studios. The all-star cast includes Chris Pratt as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, two-time Academy Award nominee Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Academy Award winner Benicio del Toro as The Collector, Academy Award nominee John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, and six-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close as Nova Prime. Ophelia Lovibond and Enzo Cilenti also star.
Cool Fan Poster For Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’ – Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway & Jessica Chastain
Antovolk has put together this great fan poster for Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar,’ which is set to star the likes of Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, David Oyelowo, David Gyasi, Bill Irwin, Mackenzie Foy, Ellen Burstyn, Timothee Chalamet, John Lithgow, Topher Grace, Wes Bentley, Elyes Gabel, and Casey Affleck.
While details on the film are currently few and far between, ’Interstellar’ will reportedly depict a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding. The story is said to be based on scientific theories developed by Kip Thorne, a theoretical physicist, a gravitational physicist and astrophysicist at Caltech. Jonathan Nolan wrote the original script, which has since been merged with one of Christopher Nolan’s original sci-fi ideas. The director is also producing with Emma Thomas and Lynda Obst, while Jordan Goldberg will executive produce with Kip Thorne, who serves as a technical consultant on the project.
Yesterday at Disney’s D23 Expo, Empire spoke with Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston and director Alan Taylor about Marvel’s much anticipated sequel, ‘Thor: The Dark World.’ “It was a whole different adventure this time,” Portman said. “Because Jane is the fish out of water. I didn’t want to make it like Bill And Ted, or like the Valley Girl dumped into Shakespeareland!” Aside from loving London, she admits she had the most fun hitting Hiddleston’s Loki. “It feels fantastic,” she laughs. “He was a great sport about it.”