Kick-Ass - Close Up

A few new posters have popped up online for the upcoming Matthew Vaughn comic adaptation, Kick-Ass. The little engine that could is slowly but surely making its way to theaters and to jumpstart its promotion Lionsgate has released four banners from the film. They feature Aaron Johnson as the title character, Chloe Moretz as Hit Girl, Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Red Mist, and Nicolas Cage as Big Daddy.

Check out the posters below:

Kick-Ass is based on the popular Mark Millar (Wanted) and John Romita, Jr. comic series about a dorky high school student named Dave Lizewski who becomes a vigilante hero overnight. He joins forces with an 11 year old assassin and her trigger happy father, to become an underground crime fighting team. The film will hit American theaters on April 16, 2010 and will be rated R for ass-kicking violence, language, and you know the rest.

It’s been a long journey for this film to gain major backing due to its graphic content with minors at the center of it all. After the footage from Kick-Ass was shown at this year’s Comic-Con, it earned a standing ovation from the audience. Movie studios were forced to take notice and engaged in a bidding war to distribute the film. Eventually, Lionsgate won out and the rest is history.

What do you think of the character posters for Kick-Ass?

Source: IGN