Lionsgate has really stepped up on the marketing for their newest Marvel comic-turned-film, Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass. In a matter of a week, we’ve already gotten a peak at four new character posters, the brand new website, the first official teaser, and now we’re getting yet another poster to check out.
For those not in the know, the film is based on the Mark Millar (Wanted) comic where superheroes are all about as real as they are in the real world, except there are a few who feel they need to take vigilante justice into their own hands. That’s where Dave Lizewski comes in. Dave is a less-than-average highschooler who has never really done anything with his life, until he dons the identity of Kick-Ass, and takes to the streets.
The film will be an interesting test to see if the regular audience is ready for a sardonic and gritty comic book film. Watchmen was able to obtain a small amount of the Dark Knight carryover, but not nearly enough in the box office. Kick-Ass could be a way for fans to one day see comics like Fables and The Boys turned into feature films.
Check out the poster in full after the jump. Kick-Ass, starring Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Nicolas Cage, hits theaters on April 16th, 2010.