Aaron Johnson on Kick-Ass

Aaron Johnson talked to the Daily Mail about landing the title role in Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass adaptation.

Written by Mark Millar and drawn by John Romita Jr., the Marvel Comics’ Icon imprint book centers on a high school dweeb named Dave Lizewski who decides to become a superhero even though he has no athletic ability or coordination. Things change when he eventually runs into real bad guys with real weapons.

On Tuesday, Aaron was having wardrobe tests out at Elstree film studios.

‘Dave (Lizewski) is just an ordinary guy; he’s not geeky, but he’s not cool either.

‘He gets his kicks dressing up in a makeshift super-hero outfit complete with Timberland boots.

‘He goes out to try and find some crime to prevent and ends up getting the hell kicked out of him because, obviously, he’s not a real super-hero.

‘That’s the thing about Kick-Ass,’ Aaron explained. ‘It’s set in the real world and poor old Dave ends up in hospital.’

The article states that shooting starts on September 6 in London, then moves to Toronto, before returning to the U.K. for a further nine weeks of filming.

Source: Daily Mail