It’s the new year and a new trailer has been released for Matthew Vaughn‘s Kick-Ass. Lionsgate has already unveiled a teaser trailer for the film, and a special video that introduced the character of Hit Girl, but here’s the real deal. The film’s first theatrical trailer, and it shows more characters, more action, and more asses being kicked…

Kick-Ass is based on the Mark Millar comic that begs the question, what would happen if superheroes really did exist? The film centers on a group of crime fighting vigilantes who don’t have any super powers, but overcompensate with weapons and attitude. It’s a prime example of fantasy meeting reality, with a bit of comedy thrown in.

The title character is played by British actor Aaron Johnson who is a relative unknown in the States, but that will soon change after Kick-Ass debuts. Chloe Moretz co-stars as Hit Girl perhaps the most popular character in the crew, and her father Big Daddy is played by Oscar winner Nicolas Cage. There’s also Christopher Mintz-Plasse aka McLovin’ who stars as Red Mist, the son of Mark Strong‘s villainous character. Will Strong ever star in a film where he’s not the bad guy?

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Kick-Ass hits theaters on April 16, 2010.

What do you think about the theatrical trailer for Kick-Ass? Is it everything you expected it to be?

Source: Yahoo