The first official shot from Jeff Wadlow’s Kick-Ass 2 has been released. The sequel to the 2010 comic book adaptation sees the return of Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), his sidekick Hit-Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) and rival The Mother Fucker (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), alongside a number of new characters. As the image shows Jim Carrey is one of the newcomers, playing Colonel Stars and Stripes, the leader of a group of superheroes called Justice Forever.
Matthew Vaughn, director of Kick-Ass, returns as a co-producer, and the film also stars Donald Faison, Clark Duke and Robert Emms. Entertainment Weekly, who released the image, added this caption:
In the action-comedy sequel Kick-Ass 2 (out June 28), the eponymous hero (Aaron Taylor-Johnson, right) joins a superhero team called Justice Forever, led by Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey, left). Chloe Grace Moretz reprises her role as Mindy, but has “given up Hit Girl and is trying to be a normal teenager,” says Jeff Wadlow.
Here’s the synopsis for the film, and right below it is the image in full:
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.