Here are some new character posters for Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming Kick-Ass. If you do not yet care about the film, you may as well jump on board right now. It will be all over the place in a few weeks and you’ll need an opinion. Peppy costume design by Sammy Sheldon.
Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) wears an outfit made from real French police riot equipment. He may look daft, not to mention just like another superhero in yellow and black with a chest plate, but laugh at him at your peril.
Don’t let the pink belt and plaid skirt fool you. Look closer at the poster image and you will see a switchblade – that is the Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz) you will come to know over the course of the movie. Only eleven years old and tougher than Clint Eastwood’s razor.
Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) is a fledgling superhero who jumps on the bandwagon. His costume is more elaborate than anyone else’s in the story. If his kick looks fairly useless, that is for a reason.
Mark Strong, and this will come as no great shock to anyone, plays the villain of the piece, mobster Frank D’Amico. He favours lightweight wool and flashy grey tonic suits with seventies, Vegas style shirts and ties. This is one of his more sedate combos.
And, finally, regular American teenager Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson). He loves comic books and decides to become a superhero. That’s it. He doesn’t even have a good reflexes. His costume is just a slightly modified wet-suit worn with Timberlands.
Based on the comic book by Mark Millar and adapted for the screen by Jane Goldman, Kick-Ass is due for release on 26th March in the UK and 16th April in the U.S. We have seen the film in its finished form and will get a review online just as soon as the powers that be let us. Hopefully very soon…
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