Kick Ass 2 first photo

Kick-Ass, Jim Carrey and a dog in a stars and stripes mask. If that hasn't lifted your spirits today, then we don't know what will. What you see before you is the first official picture from the sequel of the most badass comic book film to date. Kick-Ass is one of our favourites from 2010, so we feel nothing but pant-wetting excitement for numero 2. So, here's what we know about Kick-Ass 2 so far…

01 It's hitting our cinemas Friday 19th July 2013.

02 Here's the plot: Kick-Ass has inspired a new wave of masked vigilantes, led by Colonel Stars and Stripes. Meanwhile, Red Mist, reborn as The Mother Fucker, starts to assemble his own team of super villains to avenge his father's death.

03 Jim Carrey plays Colonel Stars and Stripes - the leader of a group called Justice Forever.

04 Also joining the cast is Donald Faison, John Leguizamo and mohawk-ed UFC hard man Chuck Lidell.

05 Lyndsy Fonseca returns as Katie Deauxma (woohoo!)

Lyndsy Fonseca Kick Ass 2

06 The Mother Fucker's bodyguard, named Mother Russia, will be played by female Ukranian Bodybuilder Olga Kurkulina. Google her. She's about as scary as you imagine.

07 The sequel is being directed by Never Back Down director Jeff Wadlow, who also wrote the screenplay.


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