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'Kick-Ass 2' will have "heart and emotion", says director Jeff Wadlow

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Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow has teased that the forthcoming sequel will be full of "heart and emotion".

The Never Back Down filmmaker was confirmed earlier this month to be helming a follow-up to Matthew Vaughn's 2010 superhero picture.

Jeff Wadlow
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Speaking about his plans for Kick-Ass 2, Wadlow explained that he hoped to emulate the human element of the original movie.

"I think the most important thing that's gonna change from the Kick-Ass 2 comic to Kick-Ass 2 the movie was just really finding an emotional story to tell," he told Total Film.

"Because what I certainly loved about the first film, and what I think elevated it above most comic book adaptations, is the heart and the emotion in it.

"It was sort of my challenge as the filmmaker and storyteller to find something as emotional in the second film. I think we have some stuff that people are gonna really respond to."

Kick-Ass 2 is believed to be drawing heavily from the Hit-Girl comic book series and Wadlow said that the character will have a "major" role to play if Chloë Moretz returns.

"If you've read the comic, you know, she gives up being Hit-Girl, which was a brilliant idea I thought," he said. "It's something I explore quite deeply in the movie because what happens in the comic is she sort of steps away from the story in many ways.

"I was quite interested in what happens to her when she's not being Hit-Girl. Her story is a major, major part of the film and she's excited about the ideas and we're in talks [with Moretz]."

Kick-Ass 2 will begin filming in September.

Watch the trailer for Kick-Ass below:

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