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Kick-Ass 2 US release date pushed back to August 2013

Kick-Ass 2 has been pushed back in the US in Universal’s release schedule until August, in order to make room for another comic-book adaptation, 2 Guns .

That film has been moved forward to the beginning of August, while Kick-Ass 2 will now arrive in US screens on 16 August 2013.

The delay seems to be down to a simple scheduling tweak, as opposed to a problem with Kick-Ass 2 ’s production, although the film has been so long in the pipeline that fans could be forgiven for fretting.

The new movie will follow the progression of Christopher Mintz-Plasse’s character into outright villainy, while Kick-Ass will link up with fellow vigilantes Justice Forever.

Directed by Jeff Wadlow and co-starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Jim Carrey, Kick-Ass 2 will still open in the UK on 19 July 2013.

George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.