Kick-Ass Movie Posters, Do They Kick Ass?

Posted by G-Man (32790 posts) - - Show Bio

This is pretty sweet.   IGN has 'premiered' new movie posters for Kick-Ass.  What's sweet about this is it means the movie is that much closer to being released.  The movie is coming to theaters on April 16, 2010.  I believe there was a rough screening recently and there were positive reactions.  The footage seen at San Diego Comic-Con was great.
You can see the posters (above) fit together to spell out "Kick-Ass."  We see Red Mist, Kick-Ass, Hit-Girl and Big Daddy.  Issue #8 is scheduled to be released on December 9, 2009.  If you haven't read the series, you definitely should before the movie comes out.  Amazon lists the trade coming out on December 14, 2009.  I'm not sure if that's exactly right.
Here's a better look at each individual poster:

#1 Posted by RedK (2521 posts) - - Show Bio

they look totally kick-ass

#2 Posted by Agent Buttons (13479 posts) - - Show Bio
#3 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow! This DOES look kick-ass! :D
#4 Posted by FoxxFireArt (3554 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks like Red Mist is trying to steal some of Red L.A.M.P.'s thunder. Look at that hair.

#5 Posted by TicketyTock (30 posts) - - Show Bio

Ok.....i might be crazy, but how about he gets the goddamn comic out ON TIME before Millar worries about making a movie. Seriously?!?! There were like 4 month delays bettween issues (and not only once). I get it, movies = money, but how about you wait until the work is finished before you whore yourself out?  
That said I love the series (mostly) and between this and the Scott Pilgrim movie im pretty happy. Small issues with Hit-Girl not having katannas and Big Daddy looking like Owl Man from Watchmen.....
#6 Posted by TheOmegaMan (165 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know about "Kick Ass" But these posters are pretty lame looking. Are you sure this isn't some type of Nick Jr advertisment?!
#7 Posted by Kurrent (14067 posts) - - Show Bio


#8 Edited by Gregomasta (333 posts) - - Show Bio
@TicketyTock: I bet the staff splits at the middle.  I agree with Big daddy, looking too much like owl man,  Kick ass seems too tall.  Whats with the weird mist hair?
Update: Just took a look at the imdb page, I am definitely not seeing this movie, fool me once, shame on you hollywood(Watchmen).
#9 Posted by TicketyTock (30 posts) - - Show Bio
And did you see Kick Asses mask? It has a cut out for the mouth that is not in the books. I dont see why they did it. 
And your right, Kick Ass is waaaay to tall.
#10 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

You know, I don't think I ever got around to reading #2 or maybe it was #3...either way, I should probably get to reading this series before the movie comes out, I know I loved the first issue

#11 Posted by Ectoplasmic (81 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek the lost said:

You know, I don't think I ever got around to reading #2 or maybe it was #3...either way, I should probably get to reading this series before the movie comes out, I know I loved the first issue


I feel pretty much the same way. I'm not sure what's kept me from hopping on this band wagon.
#12 Posted by AngelFrost (2833 posts) - - Show Bio

Love 'em :D

#13 Posted by dc-kid21 (154 posts) - - Show Bio


#14 Posted by Media_Master (2189 posts) - - Show Bio

Too cool to have their backs turned to the camera.

#15 Posted by The_Warlord (1777 posts) - - Show Bio


#16 Posted by Vance Astro (91196 posts) - - Show Bio

Those aren't bad.

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#17 Posted by NightFang (9995 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't wait to see this movie.

#18 Posted by paffa34 (12 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmmm Kick-Ass appears to have wet ass stains and also seems too be kind of big for the way he was portrayed in the comic.  Sure a tall sexy anglo saxon dude is always a must for male movie lead.  But the kid was sort of wimpy in the comic >_> (I loved the comic btw)

#19 Posted by War Killer (20152 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks cool, I'm looking forward to this. Also, does anyone else think Red Mist looks a little like Red L.A.M.P.? O_O

#20 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio

Some guy stole one of Red LAMP's spare outfits! :p

#21 Posted by fanbla72 (39 posts) - - Show Bio means the movie is that much closer to being released. as G-Man says, not sure you can judge the likely quality of a film by the poster.
it is a bit frustrating that the book has months between issues, but i doubt Millar's movie workload has too much to do with it. there are two other individuals handling the screenplay (Vaughn & Goldman - anyone seen Stardust? i haven't).
the upshot  is.. even if the film is krud (even on a Ghost Rider/Wanted scale), you still get the enjoyment of seeing a great book adapted to film.

#22 Posted by Bruce Vain (1869 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't really say I'm excited about this movie.
#23 Posted by jakob187 (998 posts) - - Show Bio

FINALLY the trade is coming!  They haven't been able to get issues #3 and #4 in at the shop here, so once that hits, I'll finally get to see what all the fuss is about!  = D

#24 Posted by TheSavageAssasin (2761 posts) - - Show Bio


#25 Posted by CorAutMors (11 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes, these posters are most definitely kick-ass.

#26 Posted by Gregomasta (333 posts) - - Show Bio
@TicketyTock: Yeah the mouth cut out of mask thing sucks pure asssss.
#27 Posted by fueljunky (17 posts) - - Show Bio

I saw this movie last night at a screening. Not having read the comics I have to say that I loved it. The best part was since they didn't have a score yet they just used music from Superman, Batman, The Dark Knight, and other movies.

#28 Posted by HaloKing343 (1252 posts) - - Show Bio
Wow, cool!
#29 Posted by The Sharp Dressed Lady (285 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, a comic few have actually read, much less heard of, basically being made to market a still generally prospective movie, rather than the reverse. Can't say it's selling me on this. It smells too Watchmen.

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