Kick-Ass 2 The Movie Will Tone Down the Comic Book Violence and, uh, Other Stuff Mark Millar Thought was a Good Idea

Aaron Johnson in Kick Ass (2010) Movie ImageI haven’t read Mark Millar’s follow-up to his “Kick-Ass” comic book (and subsequent movie adaptation) “Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall” (also the title for the movie sequel), but from his past works, I can only assume that it’s cruder, more violent, and contains more stuff you wouldn’t want to show your mom. Basically, double the offending material that showed up in the first “Kick-Ass” comic book.

Aaron Johnson, star of “Kick-Ass” and the upcoming “Kick-Ass 2”, promises that a lot of Millar’s more, shall we say, eccentric flourishes in the comic books won’t make it to the screen. He tells Hitfix:

The comic actually touches on some kind of disturbing things. Anything like that it’s not… You’re not gonna see that and that’s for the better I think. That character development and that journey is all there and it’s really great. I think it’s interesting.

By the way, I know everyone gets fixated on Chloe Moretz, who has really grown up since 2010’s “Kick-Ass”, but I don’t think most people realize that Aaron Johnson has gotten pretty old himself. He’s only 2 years older, of course, but he actually looks so much older now, which has allowed him to play adult roles in films like “Savages” and “Anna Karenina”. I never really bought him as a super nerd in “Kick-Ass” (he was probably as opposite from his comic book version as you could possibly get — the kid had that ridiculous male model physique even back then), and it’ll be interesting to see him slip back into the tights as a “teenager” two years later.

“Kick-Ass 2” is currently shooting, with Jeff Wadlow directing for a June 28, 2013 release. Everyone is expected back from the first movie, with Jim Carrey, John Leguizamo, Lindy Booth, and Donald Faison joining the cast.

Kick Ass 2 Comic Book Cover