20. Kick-Ass 2
Director: Jeff Wadlow
Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jim Carrey, Donald Faison, Robert Emms, Lindy Booth, Clark Duke, Daniel Kaluuya, John Leguizamo, Morris Chestnut
Release Date: August 16
Kick-Ass, the 2010 superhero subversion based on Mark Millar's graphic novels, occupies a special place within Hollywood's current costumed avenger trend. Without much CGI or any supernatural powers, it's the blue-collar teenager's version of, say, Batman Begins, and one that proved to be a sleeper hit in a year where Iron Man 2 received the loudest praise.
And, naturally, like any decent superhero flick, it's ripe for a sequel. Thus, there's Kick-Ass 2, with a new director (Jeff Wadlow replaces Matthew Vaughn), the original cast returning (sans Nicolas Cage), and a slew of new self-made heroes and villains (including ones played Jim Carrey and Donald Faison).
As long as ChloĂ« Moretz's badass Hit-Girl is still prominently featured, we're totally on board with this.