Universal has finally announced the release date for Kick-Ass 2.
Universal is coming off a decent summer, with a big R-rated comedy hit (Ted), a movie that successfully rebooted a money-minting franchise (The Bourne Legacy), and a movie that appeared to kickstart a new money-minting franchise (Snow White and the Huntsman) before recent events intervened. (They also released two Taylor Kitsch movies. But hey, Savages was swell!) The studio just announced the 2013 release dates of seven movies, and it’s a diverse slate.
The biggest release-date news is probably for Kick-Ass 2, the sequel to 2010′s dark superhero action-comedy. The first Kick-Ass had a good-not-great run in theaters, earning about $50 million with an April release date. With Kick-Ass 2, the franchise has been promoted to summertime, and will arrive in theaters on June 28.
Also, here’s some casting news as well. Joining the cast, so far, are Donald Faison, John Leguizamo, Morris Chestnut and Robert Emms.