First Kick-Ass theatrical trailer hits the net

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Aaron Johnson is Kick-Ass
Aaron Johnson is Kick-Ass

The first theatrical trailer for Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass, which just premiered at MySpace, contains some of the Comic-Con footage from this past summer, along with some additional footage. While it’s not nearly as long as the clips from Comic-Con, it looks cleaner, and maintains the great sense of sick humor I watched at the Con.

Kick-Ass, based on Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.’s comic, tells the story of average teenager Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), a comic-book fanboy who decides to take his obsession to new heights and become a real-life superhero. As any good superhero would, he chooses a new name – Kick-Ass – assembles a suit and mask to wear, and gets to work fighting crime. There’s only one problem standing in his way: Kick-Ass has absolutely no superpowers. His life is forever changed as he inspires a subculture of copy cats, is hunted by assorted violent and unpleasant characters, and meets up with a pair of crazed vigilantes, including an 11-year-old sword-wielding dynamo, Hit Girl (Chloë Moretz) and her father, Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage).

Kick-Ass hits theaters on April 16, 2010, and also stars Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Mark Strong, Xander Berkeley, Tamer Hassan, Clark Duke, Lyndsy Fonseca, Omari Hardwick, Michael Rispoli, Evan Peters, Randall Batinkoff, Adrian Martinez, Ashleigh Hubbard, Katrena Rochell, Nelson Frazier Jr., Stu Riley, Tim Plester, Deborah Twiss and Kofi Natei.

Check out the Kick-Ass trailer below.

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Stay tuned, as MySpace will be premiering the first theatrical one sheet for Kick-Ass later this week.

Mark Millar (Civil War) and John Romita Jr. (World War Hulk) teamed for the original Kick-Ass
Mark Millar (Civil War) and John Romita Jr. (World War Hulk) teamed for the original Kick-Ass