Meet the New Superhero Named ‘Kick-Ass’

Kick-Ass is an upcoming superhero film based on the comic book of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. The film is directed by Matthew Vaughn.

revolves around the extra-ordinary adventure of Dave Lizewski, an otherwise ordinary New York City high school student who takes his interest in comic books as inspiration to become a real-life superhero. He assembles a suit and mask, which he wears under his normal clothing, begins exercising, and practices things like walking on roofs, sating his ambitions for a time. He eventually seeks to fight crime, with his first attempt leading him to receive a severe beating and stabbing by thugs, followed by his wandering into the street and being hit by a car. He retains his secret identity, however, stripping off and hiding his costume before paramedics arrive.

Telling his father he was mugged, he undergoes intense physical rehabilitation, including four operations. He is released weeks later, and as soon as he is off crutches dons the suit once more and goes on patrol. When he saves a man from a beating, an onlooker catches the scene on a cellphone camera and uploads it to YouTube, turning Lizewski into an overnight sensation christened with the name Kick-Ass.

The cast of Kick-Ass the movie include Aaron Johnson as Dave “Kick-Ass” Lizewski, Nicolas Cage as Damon “Big Daddy” Macready, Chloe Moretz as Mindy “Hit Girl” Macready, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Chris “Red Mist” D’Amico.

Here’s the plot of the movie:

The plot of Kick-Ass concerns a lonely teenage boy, Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), who decides to become a real-life superhero after being inspired by the heroes of comic-books. He soon encounters a mysterious vigilante called Big-Daddy (Nicolas Cage), and his daughter Hit Girl (Chloë Moretz), who are working to bring down the drug baron, Frank D’Amico.

Kick-Ass opens April 16, 2010!

VIDEO LINK: Kick-ass Teaser Trailer

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