First Images from the Set of the Big Screen 'Kick Ass'

Aaron Johnson as Kick-Ass in a scene from director Matthew Vaughn's big-screen adaption of Mark Millar's Icon comic

Aaron Johnson as Kick-Ass in a scene from director Matthew Vaughn's big-screen adaption of Mark Millar's Icon comic
Aaron Johnson as Kick-Ass in a scene from director Matthew Vaughn's big-screen adaption of Mark Millar's Icon comic
Aaron Johnson as Kick-Ass

Kick-Ass is hardly your friendly neighborhood superhero.

Based on the same-titled Icon comic book by prolific writer Mark Millar and artist John Romita Jr., the movie follows high school student Dave Lizewski, who decides to become a superhero despite not having any super powers or formal training.

For readers of the mini-series concerned that the Matthew Vaughn-directed movie will water down its violence, language, or dark tones, fear not. A recent trip to the Toronto set found a costume clad Dave defending a badly beaten victim from three blood thirsty attackers. A scene ripped straight out of the comic book, actor Aaron Johnson sported a spot on green colored outfit with yellow boots, gloves, and trim.

Aaron Johnson as Kick-Ass in a scene from director Matthew Vaughn's big-screen adaption of Mark Millar's Icon comic
Aaron Johnson as Kick-Ass in a scene from director Matthew Vaughn's big-screen adaption of Mark Millar's Icon comic
Aaron Johnson as Kick-Ass

To further prove the film will stay faithful to its source material, the producers whipped out a laptop to showcase a sequence where the young Hit Girl cocks a gun in a thug’s mouth and systematically blasts her other weapon wielding adversaries through his cheek before somersaulting into an even more aggressive attack mode.

Kick ass indeed!

[and here some of the first images from the set from the scene described above. Click on the images to view larger versions].

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