Comic Con: Kick-Ass 2 Hall H Panel with the cast and crew
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I remember this little film called KICK-ASS coming out many years ago and being hailed as one of the greatest comic book movies ever made...I agreed with this statement. KICK-ASS broke many boundaries that comic book films had never crossed before and has opened the door to a new wave of violent/creative graphic novels making their way into film. We knew it was only a matter of time before Kick-Ass suited up again along with Hit Girl and that time is almost upon us as the cast and crew travelled down to Comic-Con to talk about what to expect.
As the panel starts, director Jeff Wadlow, writer/producer Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. run on-stage and start talking about what a thrill it has been to make the film and that nothing is held back in terms of the roller-coaster ride it is.
After a few minutes, they debut a bit of new footage featuring Kick-Ass himself Aaron Taylor-Johnson as he starts to talk about the script development and what brought him back to the character after all these years. He then also talked about the physical training (he's shown in the new footage doing one-hand chin-ups).
Then some new footage is shown for "The Mother Fucker" as Christopher Mintz-Plasse enters the stage joining the cast and crew. He talks about working with an acting coach given his insane role this time around and the craziness of the dominatrix type costumes his character wears in the film.
Each of them talk about the fact that they weren't initially signed for sequels and that it was the strength of the new script that drew them back to their parts plus the massive fanbase the franchise now has.
Jeff Wadlow mentions that of course one of the biggest reasons we're there is to see Hit Girl so they start up a new clip filled with new footage that was released in the latest red-band trailer which can be seen at the bottom of the article.
Then the audience was given a big surprise as ChloŽ Grace Moretz appeared on the screen via a satellite feed from Boston where she is currently working. She takes questions from the moderator regarding her character's development to this point. She talks about how this film focuses more on the relationship between Hit Girl and Kick-Ass where he is essentially guiding her into a normal life despite the fact that she promised her father to continue fighting crime. Chloe also mentioned that Nicolas Cage's character Big Daddy has a massive presence throughout the film as she always refers to what he taught her and how much he meant to her.
After the feed ended, we were treated to a brand-new trailer which can now be seen online in its red-band form at the end of the article.
Jeff Wadlow talks about how difficult it was to cast the role of Mother Russia and said that he searched some pretty weird corners of the internet to find Olga Kurkulina who fit into the role perfectly. Jeff figured that his online searches led him to being on watch-lists now.
Yet another surprise happens as Lindy Booth (Night Bitch), Donald Faison (Dr. Gravity) and John Leguizamo (Javier) walk onto the stage for a few minutes to talk. They ran out of time very quickly but there were some laughs with Donald Faison (people yelling "TURK!" from the audience) and John Leguizamo talked about having so much fun with the character as it turns out he's the heart of the story. At that point though they had to end the panel due to time restraints.
|Extra Tidbit:||Jim Carrey's recent issues were not brought up during the panel.|