Playing over a cover of “All Along the Watchtower,” the footage offered a lot of action and quite a bit of Washington and Wahlberg getting on one another’s nerves.
Moving into Kick Ass 2, the presentation played up the team aspect of the Jeff Wadlow-directed comic book sequel. In it, Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Kick-Ass and Chloe Grace Moretz’s Hit-Girl are approached by a larger community of wannabe superheroes, led by Jim Carrey’s Colonel Stars and Stripes. Carrey plays the part as grinning (but likely unstable) gun nut in makeup that makes him look a good 10 to 15 years older.
“Yeah, there’s a dog on your balls,” he laughs at one point as he sicks his German Shepherd on a bad guy.
While the heroes assemble, however, Christopher Mintz-Plasse is making his own team of villains. Now calling himself The Mother F—er, he vows vengeance against Kick-Ass for what happened to his father in the first film.
The footage led into an intense fight sequence wherein Hit-Girl (not in her costume) is on the roof of a moving van filled with bad guys. They try to shoot her, but she dodges, moving in and around the car, knocking off her foes one by one as the car speeds down the highway.