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‘Kick-Ass 2′ Clip: Director Jeff Wadlow Uploads a Beat Down

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The internet has shown that filmmakers can act directly with fans, and circumvent the official marketing machine. Kick-Ass 2‘ director Jeff Wadlow has shown how far you can go by uploading a clip from his upcoming movie. It offers Aaron Johnson and Chloe Grace Moretz starting a fight with Christopher Mintz-Plasse and his gang.

And the clip suggests that the more people become superheroes, the more there are going to be barely competent superheroes. But it also sets up the film somewhat (there’s a plot spoiler in the clip), and that Moretz’s Hit Girl is going to go toe to toe with Mother Russia (played by Olga Kurkulina).

Here’s the film’s synopsis:

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.

[UPDATE: Although the clip was pulled from the web shortly after publication, it's resurfaced via MovieWeb. Watch it below.]

‘Kick-Ass 2′ opens August 16.

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