As the film's production start date comes closer and closer, the casting news for "Kick-Ass 2" has been coming hot and heavy. Deadline is reporting that "War Horse" star Robert Emms and "American Horror Story's" Morris Chestnut have come on board the project in two major roles. In fact, Chestnut could be replacing the character previously played by Omari Hardwick in 2010's "Kick-Ass."
At the end of "Kick-Ass," we discover that Chloe Moretz's characted Hit-Girl has been placed in the custody of her father's former partner, Marcus Williams (Hardwick). But now Deadline is reporting that Chestnut is playing "the guardian for the young butt kicker played by Chloe Moretz." Could it be that Chestnut is playing Marcus Williams instead of Hardwick? Or is he a new character all together? It could go either way, as we know "Kick-Ass 2" has something of a time jump that will age up Hit-Girl, so she easily could have a new guardian.
Emms, on the other hand, will be playing one of the members of Kick-Ass's crime fighting team, Justice Forever. He'll play "Insect Man," a former police officer (or so he claims) turned hero in an attempt to right the wrongs as he wouldn't be able to in his day job. He will join Donald Faison's Doctor Gravity in Justice Forever as long as the "Scrubs" star takes the role.
"Kick-Ass 2" is due out on June 28, 2013.
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