Kick-Ass New Character Posters for Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass!
Freakin' sweet! IGN has debuted the first four character posters for Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass tonight. By now everyone has probably heard about this (or seen the leaked Comic-Con footage), so I don't think it needs an elaborate introduction. Kick-Ass is the adaptation of Mark Millar's awesome comic series about a kid who decides to dress up and be a superhero. While it could've been a goofy, Hollywood spoof, Vaughn went all out to make sure it was a bloody, brutal, violent adaptation true to his own pure vision. And that's already starting to show even in the marketing, as these posters definitely look awesome. Check ’em out!
Kick-Ass is both written and directed by British filmmaker Matthew Vaughn, of Layer Cake and Stardust previously. The screenplay was co-written by Vaughn and his writing partner Jane Goldman, of Stardust as well. The story is an adaptation of Mark Millar's comic of the same name that is currently in the middle of its first series. Kick-Ass was funded entirely by Matthew Vaughn and his own private investors and sold once finished to Lionsgate earlier this year. They've currently set an April 16th, 2010 release date for the film, although I hope they change that, because that's a terrible opening day. Hopefully we'll see a trailer soon!
Reader Feedback - 29 Comments
Very nice! Actually looking forward to this one. Layer Cake was great. I was bored to tears with Stardust. But, Matthew Vaughn has obvious talent. Should be interesting to watch this come to fruition.
Evo on Nov 5, 2009
Even though I am reading the comics I still thought to myself "Isn't Nic Cage Big Daddy, who's Damon Macready?.....oooooo I see now" LOL FAIL
carfonexdo on Nov 5, 2009
I have faith in Matthew Vaughn. This movie will...kick ass.
whomever on Nov 5, 2009
cant wait for this
sam on Nov 5, 2009
The script was shit... so, you know...
sean on Nov 5, 2009
THIS POSTER KICKS FUCKING ASS!!!!!!!!!I LOVE IT.
Jizzy on Nov 5, 2009
cooo on Nov 5, 2009
This movie better KICK ASS like this poster. A++++++++++++++++
cooo on Nov 5, 2009
DOMINATION. FUCK YA!
CopyKat on Nov 5, 2009
rofl @ 2. nice.... this better be good
lego on Nov 5, 2009
Big Daddy! lol Oh...comics are too much but this looks awesome!
Tra la la la la di da on Nov 5, 2009
Sabes on Nov 5, 2009
@#2 Saying "fail" is the lamest shit ever to hit culture. Seriously stfu.
meatcarnage on Nov 6, 2009
@#13 Saying "stfu" is the lamest shit ever to hit culture. Seriously.
whomever on Nov 6, 2009
They look awesome.
Robbie on Nov 6, 2009
hating on people on the internet is the lamest thing ever to hit culture imo lol 😉 stfu & so on etc etc Can't wait for Kick-Ass! Next year is going to be an awesome year for film 😀
carfonexdo on Nov 6, 2009
can't fucking wait for this,very cool posters,i've seen a few clips very violent like kill bill with superhero costumes on sweet.
tobi,leader of the akatsuki on Nov 6, 2009
NeoSlyfer on Nov 6, 2009
no idea what this is about. still kinda looking forward to it.
captain subtext on Nov 6, 2009
Is it me or does Big Daddy look a bit like Magneto?
Esben on Nov 6, 2009
I am not hating, but I don't understand how people can think this poster is so awesome and say that others suck. Seriously, the Toy Story 3 posters are better than these. Stardust sucked and Vaughn hasn't really done anything else, so be weary.
branden on Nov 6, 2009
@13 & 14 & 16 Flame wars are the lamest shit ever to hit interweb culture. Seriously, stfu/fail/lolerskates/pwned.. Dont mind me, I just seek attention... Posters look amazing. I will agree that the Toy Story 3 posters are strong as well but these are straight to the point, but don't give us too much data. We still don't know what each character looks like. :goes back to my hole in the ground:
Hedgehog on Nov 6, 2009
@ 5...Could you elaborate why the script was shit? Your comment worries me because I've been looking forward to this and I usually don't read scripts so if the story is terrible then there's not much to look forward to.
peloquin on Nov 6, 2009
I hope it's good.
smacky on Nov 6, 2009
I'm freaking excited for this! It was a good choice on their part to have the character names on the poster rather than actor names. It kinda shows that this will be more about the film/comic than the actors in it...
Aaron on Nov 6, 2009
Kick ass poster indeed.
Fisherr on Nov 6, 2009
impressive touch to use the character names on teh poster instead of the actors...im suprised they allowed it!
Rachel on Nov 6, 2009
Aren't all the actors wrong?
That Awesome Norwegian Guy on Nov 6, 2009
@22 Thank you God! Posters look awesome. Movie should be awesome. Not totally psyched, but seems watchable. Still waiting for trailer for final analysis.
Daniel on Nov 7, 2009
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