'Kick-Ass 2' Adds Morris Chestnut and Robert Emms as Insect Man
by Ethan Anderton
August 15, 2012
Hot on the heels of Donald Faison joining the comic book sequel Kick-Ass 2 as Dr. Gravity, two more names have joined the cast. Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are reprising their roles from the first film (with rumors of Nicolas Cage making a cameo), and now Deadline reports Robert Emms (of Broken)and Morris Chestnut have landed a couple of supporting roles. Emms is playing Insect Man, a policeman who takes on a secret identity to do things that the law doesn't allow him to do. Along with Faison's character, he joins the newly formed "Justice Forever" group of superheroes. More below!
Meanwhile, Chestnut is playing a character introduced in the first film. Omari Hardwick played Sergeant Marcus Williams in Kick-Ass, the only cop who new Big Daddy's true identity and had Hit Girl's best interest at heart. Now Chestnut is playing that character who has become a guardian of Hit Girl. We're still not sure how the story will pan out on the big screen but the comic sees Red Mists becoming a villain called Motherfucker and gathering a team of villains to take down Kick-Ass and his hero friends. Universal is sending Kick-Ass 2 to theaters on June 28th, 2013
I like Christopher Mintz Plasse, but I just don't think he'll be able to carry this movie like they're hoping he can. A bunch of super villains listening to an introverted kid seems unlikely to me.
Matt Peloquin on Aug 16, 2012
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