Two films I can’t wait to see next year are Matthew Vaughn‘s Kick-Ass and Sylvester Stallone‘s The Expendables. As of today Lionsgate has formally announced the release dates for both. The future of Kick-Ass was uncertain until the film studio stepped in a few weeks ago to become its domestic distributor. So, when can we see these two powerhouses in theaters?

According to /Film, Kick-Ass will be released on April 16th 2010. During that weekend, it will go up against Piranha 3-D, and MacGruber for box office supremacy. Those films may not sound like tough competition, but Kick-Ass will be following the opening of another comic adaptation, The Losers. The cast of that film includes Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, and Idris Elba. They will definitely be the ones to beat.

The Expendables will hit theaters on August 20th 2010, and features an unbelievable cast that includes action icons such as Stallone, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Randy Couture, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The film is about of a group of mercenaries who are hired by the government to over-throw a dictator in South America. During their mission expect old fashioned violence and explosions to ensue. What a way to end the summer of 2010!

What do you think about the release dates for Kick-Ass and The Expendables?