With the news that Matthew Vaughn won’t be returning to direct the sequel to ‘Kick-Ass’, the main reason to still be interested in this project is the cast. Chloe Moretz’s performance was an absolute delight and scene stealer, and Deadline is reporting here that not only will she be reprising her role in ‘Kick-Ass 2′, but that Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and even Nicolas Cage (somehow) will be back. After the jump I’ll speculate about how they fit in to the flick, but this is certainly good news to me. Without at least a few of them, I’d have lost hope in this sequel very quickly…
I have only a very basic knowledge of what the comic book sequel is about (based on some reviews of the comics that hit stands last year, I believe), but I’d wager that Johnson and Moretz will be the focus of it, with Mintz-Plasse taking over a bigger villain role and Cage providing a flashback of some sort. Just a guess at this point, but I enjoyed them so much the last time out that I’ll be happy with just about anything. Let’s hope that Jeff Wadlow can sufficiently fill Vaughn’s shoes.
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