First Look: Aaron Johnson in Full Kick-Ass Costume!
Ever since I sat down and actually read all 4 issues of Mark Millar's Kick-Ass that are currently out on shelves, I've been feverishly search for every last bit of info that I can find on Matthew Vaughn's in-production adaptation. We ran some set photos a few weeks back showing the opening scene being shot, but I know I've been patiently waiting for our first look at the actual Kick-Ass outfit. Thankfully the same scooper from previous has again dropped off a batch of photos over at SlashFilm and this time they actually include shots of Aaron Johnson in costume as Dave Lizewski. Unfortunately these are a bit confusing - because the full-size close up photos are not of Aaron Johnson but one of his stunt doubles instead.
The scene being shot with the red car isn't in any of the issues currently available, as far as I can tell. However, for those who have never once picked up a copy of the comic, now you get a chance to see what Dave Lizewski looks like in his costume (on the right). The kid, a high school dweeb, makes this costume himself and tries to go out in public and become a "superhero," even though he has no powers of any sort.
Again as a reminder - the guy on the right is not the actual actor playing Dave Lizewski. It's a stunt double from the set, but you can see Aaron Johnson in the smaller photos in costume. This looks great so far, at least coming from a big fan of the actual comic. I've been praising this adaptation all along and photos like this continue to show me that Matthew Vaughn is going to deliver one hell of an amazing adaptation of a great comic. I'm just very curious to see what studio ends up picking this up or seeing how they'll distribute it. I'm guessing all the studios who may be interested are waiting for some actual footage.