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Mr. Beaks Unleashes An Exclusive KICK-ASS Image!

Beaks here...

"What LOCK, STOCK [AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS] did for gangster movies, we're doing for comic book/superhero films."

Matthew Vaughn is very pleased with KICK-ASS. Having test screened the film a few days ago, he is 100% confident that he has done justice to the Mark Millar/John Romita Jr. comic book - which means he's made a wild, R-rated movie about a high school kid who suddenly decides he wants to become a superhero. Judging from the second draft of the screenplay he wrote with Jane Goldman, he certainly had the makings of a great movie on the page. I just wasn't sure if all of the narrative's oddball elements - the eleven-year-old schoolgirl assassin Hit Girl in particular - were going to jibe onscreen. But Vaughn, who made this film outside of the studio system (and it's still without a distributor), is calling his shot. And if all goes according to his plan, you'll be checking out KICK-ASS in the first quarter of 2010. And if you're going to be at Comic Con in two weeks, your reaction could very well help determine the fortunes of KICK-ASS. At 5:45 PM on Thursday in Hall H (where they'll probably still be mopping the floors after the 3:00 AVATAR presentation), Vaughn is going to screen select scenes from the film. This will be the first time anyone outside of the test screening process has seen footage from KICK-ASS, and this will essentially be a make-or-break moment similar to that experienced by Zack Snyder with 300 back in 2006. If the crowd goes wild, it'll be up to some lucky studio to build that buzz in advance of the movie's spring 2010 release. If it falls flat, it'll be THE SPIRIT all over again (without a distributor in place). I'm reticent to hype the movie up too much, but Vaughn's enthusiasm during our phone interview this morning was palpable. He thinks he's got something special. And since I'm already a believer in his talent (based on LAYER CAKE alone), I'm not about to doubt him. For more on KICK-ASS, check back Monday morning for my exclusive interview with Vaughn. And for you Comic Con attendees, be sure to muscle your way into Hall H for the Thursday panel, which will feature Vaughn, Nicolas "Big Daddy" Cage, Christopher "Red Mist" Mintz-Plasse, John Romita Jr. and a "special guest".

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  • July 10, 2009, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Looking forward to this at SDCC

    by gavdiggity


  • July 10, 2009, 4:09 p.m. CST


    by Linguo_IS_Dead


  • July 10, 2009, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Damn You!!!

    by Linguo_IS_Dead

    Why do I think this movie is going to McBomb???

  • July 10, 2009, 4:10 p.m. CST

    let me rephrase...

    by gavdiggity

    I'm hoping that I won't be able to move after the Avatar panel, so I'll probably just sit there drooling while this takes place.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:10 p.m. CST

    don't know anthing about this story

    by bigbadbua

    And not impressed with the image. What's it all about?

  • July 10, 2009, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Gimp suit...

    by Linguo_IS_Dead

    We get it, he's in a gimp suit...that's FASCINATING!!!

  • July 10, 2009, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Is he giving that guy The Dirty Appalachian?

    by FlickaPoo

  • July 10, 2009, 4:13 p.m. CST


    by gavdiggity wiki/ Kick-Ass

  • July 10, 2009, 4:14 p.m. CST

    What exactly did LSATSB do for gangster films?

    by Stuntcock Mike

    The QT didn't do first?

  • July 10, 2009, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Re-name needed

    by Linguo_IS_Dead

    These pics suggest this movie needs to be renamed, because they're doing something to my Ass, and it aint Kicking.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:14 p.m. CST

    This looks a bit more promising . . .

    by adiehardfanwithalethalweapon

    . . . than that Red Myst pic released a few months back. From that I was almost certain they had missed the point of the comic series completely. Hope the end product is half decent.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Not a fan of the comics.

    by In_Rainbows

    Don't see the point in it becoming a movie.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:18 p.m. CST


    by ironic_name

  • just want comic book movies need.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST

    It's Watchmen without all that unnecessary "Good Acting"

    by Linguo_IS_Dead

    Seriously though, Yancy Butler, McLovin', and...Nicolas Cage!?!

  • July 10, 2009, 4:24 p.m. CST

    On closer inspection I'm thinking it's The Reverse...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...Dirty Appalachian With a Side Twist. I'd have to be pretty drunk to be into that...

  • July 10, 2009, 4:26 p.m. CST

    The comic book is really pretty mediocre.

    by slone13

    At best.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:33 p.m. CST

    There is a great bear near Comic-Con

    by Heckles

    Where I will be drinking and watching the video of this from my Blackberry. Salute.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:36 p.m. CST

    A great BEAR?

    by gavdiggity

    Sounds dangerous, I'll be sure to stay indoors...

  • July 10, 2009, 4:43 p.m. CST

    This Movie

    by The Funketeer

    I like Vaughan, I like Millar, I like Romita Jr. and I like Kick Ass the comic well enough. This movie is going to tank. The world is not ready for a deconstruction of comic book movies which is what Kick Ass is to comics.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Self-indulgent much?

    by Linguo_IS_Dead

    I didn't know "Lock Stock" did something to anything? This truly is news!

  • July 10, 2009, 4:50 p.m. CST

    confident that he has done justice

    by Series7

    Shouldn't be too hard. There isn't much there.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:50 p.m. CST

    The outfit

    by Series7

    I think his lips all sticky out looks weird.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:50 p.m. CST


    by Bruce of all Trades

    'the fuck does it matter who posts first in the talk back section? You probably win money and a blowjob from Megan Fox because I can't come up with any other reasons why people would blow their load over being the first ones to reply on a fucking message board.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:51 p.m. CST

    I got bored of the comic

    by Autodidact

    After three issues. After reading 1985, I no longer look forward to the next Mark Millar work. After the heights of Ultimates and Superman: Red Son, he is now at the vanguard of the comics industry eating itself.

  • Hopefully its not what Layer Cake did for Gangsters movies and just make them suck.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:54 p.m. CST

    test screening process???

    by Series7

    Seriously, how do I get that job? Is there some website or something to become a professional screener?

  • July 10, 2009, 4:55 p.m. CST

    This had a movie deal before it even hit comic shops

    by Metal Watch

    There's always just been somethin so fuckn disingenuous about this whole 'KICK-ASS' thing.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:57 p.m. CST

    ....Thats What They Said About Mystery Men!

    by GoodTimeBobby

  • July 10, 2009, 5:01 p.m. CST

    This looks awful, the costumes look ridiculous.

    by ganymede3010

    However, I'm open to be swayed.

  • July 10, 2009, 5:11 p.m. CST

    too lazy to look

    by Beniffer

    is there a trailer or teaser of this yet? Jury .. that way ....

  • July 10, 2009, 5:18 p.m. CST

    It's Watchmen without all that pretentiousness and "sense of ent

    by RockMSockM

  • July 10, 2009, 5:18 p.m. CST


    by RockMSockM

  • July 10, 2009, 5:23 p.m. CST

    If i has Nic Cage and no distributor - it must be REALLY bad.

    by Falafalguy

    Studios would distribute a movie Nic Cage changing batteries in a flashliht.

  • July 10, 2009, 5:24 p.m. CST

    "What Stardust did for fantasy films..."

    by Falafalguy

  • July 10, 2009, 5:27 p.m. CST

    what did stardust do for fantay films?

    by Beniffer

    Send them back a couple of years?

  • July 10, 2009, 5:34 p.m. CST


    by Bruce of all Trades

    ...that was kind of the point

  • July 10, 2009, 5:45 p.m. CST


    by Daremo

    I love when you "FIRST" douche bags FAIL. It makes you twice as pathetic.

  • July 10, 2009, 5:51 p.m. CST

    "What Fight Club did for fighting films..."


    Now, THAT would have been an awesome quote.<p>Eeek! Don't mention Fight Club!

  • July 10, 2009, 5:53 p.m. CST


    by Linguo_IS_Dead

    Stop being cute, Justin.

  • July 10, 2009, 5:54 p.m. CST

    "What Smurfs: The Movie did for blue people films..."


    Would also have been a good quote except (1) I don't even know if there was such a movie (2) There's not a lot of blue people movies.<p>So, now I've thought about it, not all that great a quote at all.

  • July 10, 2009, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Damero 2.0

    by Linguo_IS_Dead

    You're right Justin, being a 1st poster is almost as bad as being a person who complains about first posters.

  • July 10, 2009, 6:17 p.m. CST

    ooh .. there is no spoon ..

    by Beniffer

    there are no 1st posters ... only when you realize this, will you not be a douche bag ...

  • July 10, 2009, 6:26 p.m. CST


    by DrMorbius

    That's not what you wrote in the DESTROYER TB. Would you like me to paraphrase?

  • July 10, 2009, 6:28 p.m. CST


    by DrMorbius

    Maybe i'll run into you at Comic Con, not literally, you know but ....

  • July 10, 2009, 6:40 p.m. CST

    I know nothing of this comic

    by Logan_1973

    Dammit Jim, I'm a movie-buff, not a comic-geek. <p> Just entertain me in the theatre and I'm happy.

  • July 10, 2009, 6:52 p.m. CST

    I can't watch Vaughn and Ritchies movies

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Its like being shouted at by morons.

  • July 10, 2009, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Cosigned Metal Watch...

    by qweruiop

    ...there is something inadvertently wrong with having the movie process begin on a comic before the first issue even hits stores. It's like the cart pulling the horse in this case. It's pretentious and speaks volumes of the true intentions of the comic if it's nothing more than an after-effect. Plus it mimics the "good-old" days of Image comics in the 90's, when an issue hadn't even hit #2 and already the creators were heavily trying to market movies, cartoons, toys, TV shows, etc about it.

  • July 10, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Love McLovin as Red Mist

    by TedKordLives

    Haven't read the books yet, as I'm waiting on the trade, but from what I understand this could be a seriously cool fucked-up movie. <P> Red Mist-Who would call themselves that?

  • July 10, 2009, 7:01 p.m. CST


    by DrMorbius

    So that is what I have to look forward to at Comic Con? I know nothing about this project except what I'll see there.

  • July 10, 2009, 7:08 p.m. CST

    That's nice.

    by BigDogg

  • July 10, 2009, 7:08 p.m. CST

    That's nice.

    by BigDogg

    Maybe now Millar can actually FINISH the comic. And War Heroes while he's at it!

  • July 10, 2009, 7:20 p.m. CST

    What LSATSB did Stuntcock

    by Continentalop

    Is push cool and style over substance. Which is what these seems to be doing as well.

  • July 10, 2009, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Dear Hollywood, do something original for a change

    by Photoman

  • July 10, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Okay okay but

    by drturing

    these still images just read right off the bat as a scifi channel movie. it doesn't look like gritty reality, it just looks low budget. sucks for them.

  • July 10, 2009, 7:42 p.m. CST

    More Mark Millar FILTH, just what Comic books based movies need.

    by Donnie_Dunn

    Here is this shitty writer again, I hope this time he doesn't try to fit himself in any superman script again. I cannot stand his stupid stories, and above all his godzilla-sized ego. I hope this will be a flop, just to get past over the millar fashion and they can go for the Warren Ellis or the Grant Morrison stuff (well...after what they did with the alan moore works, I'm not sure if I want them to adapt any other superhero masterpiece).

  • July 10, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST

    morbius ? oh

    by Beniffer

    paraphrase sir

  • July 10, 2009, 8:01 p.m. CST


    by DrMorbius

    "....who post first have little dicks and were molested by their fathers". Ring a bill?

  • July 10, 2009, 8:01 p.m. CST

    bell....damn it!

    by DrMorbius

  • July 10, 2009, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Or were you just goofin' on that guy?

    by DrMorbius

  • July 10, 2009, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Looks like he's about to suck that black guy off

    by ChoclateWoman

    I HAVE TWO BIG STICKS!! NOW UNDO YOUR ZIPPER!! HUUUAAA!! That image makes my pussy so fucking wet I have to wear a diaper.

  • July 10, 2009, 8:50 p.m. CST

    well ....

    by Beniffer

    if they don't exist .. they didn't get molested .. now did they?

  • July 10, 2009, 9:38 p.m. CST


    by DrMorbius

  • July 10, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST

    @Stardust Haters

    by El-Gorko

    Seriously, how can you hate on Stardust and how could it have possibly set back fantasy films? Stardust was easily the best flick of 2007. It is the modern equivalent of The Princess Bride. If you can hate on that flick then you really do need to move out of your mother's basement and get a life.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Maybe they should call this movie UNWANTED

    by Mr Incredible

    That is all.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:18 p.m. CST

    What "Lock, Stock" did for gangster movies....

    by LHombreSiniestro


  • July 10, 2009, 10:33 p.m. CST

    What "Madonna" did for Guy Ritchie movies...

    by Se7en

  • July 10, 2009, 11:02 p.m. CST


    by TSTEWIE

    Mark Millar seems a little full of himself in the notes at the end of the comics, and now Matthew Vaughn seems to be doing the same thing. But the comic is tight, and if the movie is really a good adaptation it's gonna be sweet.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:04 p.m. CST


    by TSTEWIE

  • July 10, 2009, 11:05 p.m. CST

    by TSTEWIE

    the costumes in the pics so far have looked kinda silly, and in the comic they seem natural. Hopefully this won't fuck it up.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Vaughn departs too many projects- X3, THOR...

    by YackBacker

    He's fucking TALENTED people! That's why it sucks when he leaves a project. Mind you, the X3 thing makes sense, the studio was relentless with their production schedule, but why did he leave THOR? Or was he dropped? Either way, I want the guy to have $100 million to work with soon. Ah, maybe he can resurrect Superman, yes?

  • July 10, 2009, 11:18 p.m. CST

    Looking forward to it

    by bravogolfhotel

    Mark Millar turns my stomach, but after LAYER CAKE and STARDUST, Matthew Vaughn has earned the benefit of the doubt.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:21 p.m. CST


    by My friends call me Killjoy

    I'll second the Vaughn to do Supes sentiment!! Good call. <p> I give Vaughn a lot of credit for walking away from a paycheck when he's artistically compromised. That takes balls!

  • July 10, 2009, 11:23 p.m. CST


    by My friends call me Killjoy

    sounds like Superman may have some of the same 'crap' surrounding it that X-3 did, so maybe it's not a good fit for him. <p> Whatever he does...I'm there.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Wow people finally

    by ThePilgrim

    figyred out that the comic was crap. If the film kept the theme and did it's own thing. Yeah I'd support it. It could have been the Martin of superhero film. Oh well.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:52 p.m. CST

    I've seen footage outside the Test Screening process


    And it was fucking awesome. Cage seemed to be in a RAISING ARIZONA vibe - and HIT GIRL is so damn awesome! Watching her dice up that gang was so frickin' thrilling. What I saw had rough effects, but I know when it's all done up, it'll be awesome. Seriously unlike anything I've really seen.

  • July 11, 2009, 12:26 a.m. CST

    HEADGEEK what about the lead actor?

    by blakindigo

    And, is the comic even finished? I read the first issue and then I got hit with a financial crisis…

  • July 11, 2009, 12:28 a.m. CST


    by YackBacker

    Yeah, they're under the gun to produce SOMETHING- but maybe that's the fire under their ass that they need. This summer was supposed to see the second installment of the "new" SUPERMAN series, but we all know how that went. It might also be a factor for WB to put the next Supes into production because of their need to keep their financial partner, Legendary Pictures, in the game. If Legendary walks away, WB is going to have to foot the big bill all by itself. I expect that we'll get some announcement on SUPERMAN within 6 months. And yeah, Vaughn could totally do that thing right.

  • July 11, 2009, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Kick-Ass is the best comic book in recent years.

    by Evangelion217

    And the film might turn out to be badass! Can't wait for this motherfucking movie! :)

  • July 11, 2009, 12:30 a.m. CST


    by Evangelion217


  • July 11, 2009, 12:33 a.m. CST

    Is the comic finished yet, Evangelion217?

    by blakindigo

    I really enjoyed what I've read so far.

  • July 11, 2009, 1:21 a.m. CST


    by drturing

    over on the right there this ad comes up that I see scrolling down talkback for dating comic con people and the picture to go with it is the most hideous visage i have ever gazed upon. it makes you look like jacqueline bisset in the deep, except you have nicer tits. can you please inform this singles site that their ad is causing people who read your site to go blind and that one way to ensure people use a dating site is to use, say, ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE.

  • July 11, 2009, 1:33 a.m. CST

    Go Kick Ass - i need my ass kicked after a so far

    by hallmitchell

    disappointing 2009 for comic book franchises.

  • July 11, 2009, 1:36 a.m. CST

    "What LOCK, STOCK [AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS] did for gangster mov

    by jason baum

    this is vague as fuck. what the hell is he talking about here guys?

  • July 11, 2009, 1:38 a.m. CST

    I'm sure I saw footage from this ages ago

    by moonlightdrive

  • July 11, 2009, 3:32 a.m. CST


    by bobbofatz

    Nice to chat with you. Kick Ass is a good plot or premise. Maybe even a fine comic. But is it going to be a good movie? Cant you say, if you have seen it. If not, pretend like you are not connected in any way, and your 12 years old and you are telling your friend if it sucks or not.

  • July 11, 2009, 4 a.m. CST

    Can't WAIT ...

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    ... for a studio to take this in distribution, hold it close to its chest and then say in that manner the corporate bigwig says "Let the dumping ... RESUME!" on that FAMILY GUY episode but instead say "And now ... RESHOOTS AND EDITS!" and turn it into a PG-13 feel-good adventure flick about how the kid learns the value of family and the importance of sticking by his friends. You know I'm right.

  • July 11, 2009, 4:03 a.m. CST

    ... Queriop

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    My favorite animation from Image was SAVAGE DRAGON, which ran the narration "He had no memory of who he was, why he was here" and then showed a shot of the Dragon being inducted into the police department to which my friends would all add " ... so we gave him a gun!"

  • July 11, 2009, 5 a.m. CST

    Oh yeah this was an episode of Southpark.

    by Orionsangels

    The Coon

  • July 11, 2009, 5:17 a.m. CST


    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    Looking forward to this. A friend of mine did some work on it, inclusing a night shoot for the "bazooka" scene. Theres not enough bazookas on film, IMHO :)

  • July 11, 2009, 7:14 a.m. CST

    Lock Stock and blah blah blah sucked

    by alienindisguise

    Ritchie is all style over substance and his style is craptastic.

  • July 11, 2009, 11:25 a.m. CST

    i just want to take this moment as a comic geek to say

    by iwasredempted

    that john romita jr. is such an under-rated artist. i even hate to use that term because i don't want to insult the man and his work. in the past, i've imitated his style in my failed attempts at comic book art. his style along with many others, such as mike mignola and kevin knowlan, have been like studying ancient scripture.

  • July 11, 2009, 12:47 p.m. CST

    I'm interested.

    by JDanielP

    That's all I got.

  • July 11, 2009, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Can't Believe There's Not More BUZZ About This

    by cowboyone

    The comic was so FRESH and cool, and Vaughn is the man for working outside the studio system! (No lame compromises) This movie is going to be huge. A REAL superhero movie.

  • July 11, 2009, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Vaughn has talent

    by Arteska

    Wishing him the best with this...even though I didn't give the comic much more than a cursory glance because it seemed so self indulgent conceptually. I will have to go back on that knee-jerk reaction and give it a fair shake I think.

  • July 11, 2009, 6:21 p.m. CST

    sorry dr morbius

    by Beniffer

    you DO have me a bit there .. it was my 1st post in years tho .... sorry

  • July 11, 2009, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Looks pretty cool

    by CaptainAxis

    Knowing nothing about the comic aside from the blurbs on AICN and Splashpage, it looks like the film could fit in nicely next to Watchmen. Which means it will probably bomb and half the meatheads on here will bitch about it not being like The Dark Knight.<br> <br> (No offense to the meatheads in the Watchmen talkbacks.)

  • July 11, 2009, 8:47 p.m. CST

    i l

    by ukfilms28

  • July 11, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST


    by ukfilms28

    anyways i like vaughn's work, fox sold him down the shitter on x3 but he's got balls, never got into kick ass but kinda confident it ill be good!!!

  • July 11, 2009, 8:50 p.m. CST

    then again i thought 2009 was going to be amazing!

    by ukfilms28

  • July 11, 2009, 8:52 p.m. CST


    by Cobbio

    I like the fact this film was made independent of a studio. Gives me hope it'll take R-rated chances and punch me in the face. "Layer Cake" was Daniel Craig's comeuppance into the action genre, and Matthew Vaughan did a great job directing that film.<p> I'm looking forward to "Kick Ass."

  • July 11, 2009, 8:58 p.m. CST

    when did r rated movies ever become a risk to make

    by ukfilms28

    lol i must be getting old, but glad kickass is r rated instead of most of the watered down bullshit we get, just hope expendables is r rated to.

  • July 11, 2009, 11:59 p.m. CST

    John Romita jr is a GIANT in comic book storytelling…

    by blakindigo

    Probably the best visual storyteller in the business.

  • July 12, 2009, 8:04 a.m. CST

    No, the comic isn't finished...

    by cookylamoo

    It's still limping towards it's opening sequence. At this rate, it'll be the first comic to be spoiled by it's own movie.

  • July 12, 2009, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Mark Millar sucks as a comic writer

    by Nivek666

    When a guy who is given the chance to reinvent key marvel characters and the best he can do is turn them into assholes, cannibals, rapists, and vapid whores, he has no talant. "The Hulk eats people, isn't that cool?" No, you fucking hack. That's just ripping of Alan Moores LXG Mr. Hyde.

  • July 12, 2009, 11:17 a.m. CST

    A lot of shitty music choices...

    by fassbinder79

    ...In the comic. And let us not forget that while Layer Cake was decent that fairy dust film he did after that was TERRIBLE.

  • July 12, 2009, 11:31 a.m. CST

    More on Kick-Ass

    by agro23

    Or if you want more in depth on Kick-Ass you can pick up the Tripwire Superhero Special we put out back in February. We were on set. We interviewed Millar, Romita and Vaughn. We got scoops. The issue was even reviewed by AintItCool:

  • July 12, 2009, 2:47 p.m. CST


    by brokenheadstuff

    thanks for the info!

  • July 12, 2009, 2:53 p.m. CST

    The comic has been pretty cool so far..

    by Swoomustdie

    Other than competing vs Battle Chasers for how long can it take us to release six issues, but I don't know what it has to offer that could be so revolutionary other than a lot of violence and gore. Hopefully I'll be surprised, if the movie turns out to be good to great we all win as fans, so w/e. The mask looks ridiculous though, that ski-mask look just does not work.

  • July 12, 2009, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Nivek666 re:Millar, Hulk, & Hyde

    by brokenheadstuff

    You know that Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was Stan Lee's inspiration for the Hulk in the first place? there's a difference between being inspired by something and 'ripping it off'. Just like there's a difference between criticism and bitching like a little bitchy bitch. Bitch.

  • July 12, 2009, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Gee, I thought this came out already.

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • July 12, 2009, 5:12 p.m. CST

    They need to start getting more about this movie out..

    by sonnyfern

    There's no buzz about this because they haven't really been doing any kind of real promotion for it. I think it looks awesome personally, but they need to start doing more viral video shit, start showing footage. This looks to be amazing and the potential is there, they just need to start capitalizing on it.

  • July 12, 2009, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Look out! Batons!

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • July 13, 2009, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Cant wait!!!!

    by hopeless

    All Im gonna say!

  • July 13, 2009, 3:35 a.m. CST

    Why don't they just screen the whole movie?

    by Ash Talon

    If there's no distribution for the movie, why don't they screen the whole thing at SDCC? Create some buzz and help it get picked up. Just like at festivals. <p> I have no interest in this project. Not in the comic or the film. I don't have faith in Vaughn (Stardust sucked hard) nor Millar (his original Wolverine run and first Ultimates trade are his only good stuff).

  • July 13, 2009, 10:34 a.m. CST

    whats wrong at AICN?

    by redkamel

    let me get this straight: an interesting new premise, based on a little known comic, made outside the studio and deemed worthy of comic con is written up in a "I'll hold judgement" tone. But when Fox casts Ryan Reynolds, who hasn't done a single good superhero movie (or any good characters IMO) is cast by FOX, (who has screwed up such franchises as X-men, Predator v Aliens, Daredevil, Wolverine, etc etc) that story is written as a good thing? <p> I used to deny the haters of this site, but this reeks of poor judgement to me. Ryan Reynolds is a questionable choice, and Kick-Ass sounded good from the first paragraph.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:49 p.m. CST

    The "Kick-Ass" premise was hardly original

    by Movietool

    It's yet another deconstruction of superheroes, written by a guy that has made a career out of deconstructing superheroes. I'll pass.

  • July 13, 2009, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Finally...more pix & words on this one...

    by wacko3205

    First & far to date...I've been hopeful for this one & I'm pretty up on Millar's materials...but holy steaming shit on a sweltering shingle Matthew Vaughn sells me period!!!