New UK poster for Jeff Whadlow’s Kick-Ass 2

Universal Pictures has released a new UK poster for Kick-Ass 2, the highly-anticipated sequel to the Matthew Vaughn’s 2010 comic adaptation. It’s very garish…but that suits the film…

The film follows directly from the original with Red Mist back for vengeance and Hit Girl and Kick-Ass just trying to live their lives as ordinary school-kids.

Never Back Down  director Jeff Wadlow replaces original helmer Vaughan behind the camera, but everywhere else it’s the same cast and crew. Aaron Taylor-Johnson returns in the lead, with Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Nicolas Cage, Donald Faison and Clark Duke returning. Jim Carrey is a new addition, playing Colonel Stars and Stripes, the leader of a new band of crime-fighters named Justice Forever.

Kick-Ass 2 will be released in the US on August 16th with Ireland and the UK currently pencilled in for July 19th.

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.