The Red Band trailer for Kick Ass 2 has hit the blogosphere, and it's pretty blue thanks to the new villain's handle that Christopher Mintz-Plasse adopts for this sequel. Red Mist is now The Mother Fucker, with a glam-rock costume that, weirdly, calls to mind Kiss and Liza Minnelli.
Triple-named threats Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass) and Chloe Grace Moretz (Hit-Girl) are back and all grown up, and, this time around, they're joined on the superhero side by Jim Carrey's lantern-jawed Colonel Stars and Stripes. and his ball-busting guard dog. Ouch. Check out MTV's exclusive clip below and the hot poster for the film.
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Is it me or does Jim Carrey look like he's dying a thousand deaths in the video below as he kills time on the set of Kick-Ass 2 in Toronto looking like the result of a night of passion between the Riddler's mom and Sgt. Rock. That actually could be a good thing since stand-up comics, which Carrey was before he became an ac-tor, are great at converting humiliation and flop sweat into moments of brutal and dark comic brilliance — a tone that certainly worked for the first Kick-Ass movie. more »
Also in Tuesday afternoon's round-up of news briefs, Dimension Films goes for a psychological thriller. Sundance and SXSW doc winners head for release. Kick-Ass 2 gets a "Night Bitch," while the next Thor picks a return character.
Also in Wednesday afternoon's round-up of news briefs, Kick-Ass 2 eyes an addition to its cast. The Katzenbergs will receive honors from a Gay group, and the Directors Guild of America appoints a new exec.
Twenty four-year-old Lyndsy Fonseca has been familiar to television fans since her days on The Young and the Restless (she also appeared on Boston Public, Big Love, Desperate Housewives, and as Ted Mosby's future daughter on How I Met Your Mother) but she made herself known in fierce fashion last fall as Maggie Q's cunning and loyal protégé, Alex, on The CW's lady spy series Nikita. This week Fonseca adds to her growing film slate with a turn in John Carpenter's The Ward, a '60s-set psychological horror tale also filled with complex female relationships, themes of survival, and endless twists and turns.