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Interview with Jeff Wadlow, Director of KICK-ASS 2: Confirms He’s Working On X-FORCE Script

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 9:50 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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We had the pleasure to chat with Jeff Wadlow, the director of the upcoming film Kick Ass 2. The film, which opens next month follows the costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass who is joined with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile, the Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick-Ass knows. Wadlow also confirms that he is in fact writing and hopefully directing the X-Men spinoff X-Force. Check out the video below.

Some of the highlights;

  • Wadlow discusses the pressure of taking over the franchise from Matthew Vaughn.
  • Balancing the nature of violence and humor.
  • How much he loves the three leads.
  • Working with such a large cast.
  • What it’s like to be working on the X-Force film.  How shows some serious geek cred when he showcases his love for all things X-Force.

Official synopsis for Kick Ass 2;

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.

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