Likely by now, you’ve seen at least one incarnation of the trailer for Kick-Ass, the action comedy from director Matthew Vaughn (”Layer Cake”) about a teenager with zero super powers, who decides to become a superhero. What most trailers aren’t showing, however, are Nicolas Cage’s character. Cage plays an ex-cop who trains his daughter to take up the role of a lethal vigilante. Check out the clip, which debuted at Comic Con, after the jump.
Kick-Ass is an adaptation from Mark Millar’s comic. When shooting this scene, Millar glowed on his personal blog about not only Cage’s performance, but what an incredibly violent – and awesome – affair Kick-Ass was turning out to be:
Coincidentally, the first scene shot on the movie was the first scene I wrote on the comic (now the opening to issue six) and it’s Hit-Girl in her secret identity, wearing a Hello Kitty T-shirt and a kevlar vest as her Dad pumps round after round into her chest so she knows how a bullet feels. I loved the scene in the comic, I loved the scene in the screenplay, but Nic just took it to a whole new level with his delivery, the genuinely mental glee and beautiful comic timing as we see this little kid in pink clothes and a pink hat blasted back into mud in an abandoned factory. The scene in the swing park the following day is even better, but I don’t want to spoil anything.
Kick-Ass is set for an April 16, 2010 release.