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Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall greenlit and aiming for a 2012 release

Mark Millar says Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall has been greenlit, should hit theaters in 2012, and it looks like Matthew Vaughn will be back to direct. Not bad for a sequel that was only announced, in comic form, this May. The only delay is X-Men: First Class, a prequel Vaughn is directing under X-Men alumni Bryan Singer. 

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Cool trailer: The Debt, starring Sam Worthington & Helen Mirren

The Debt stars one of the best actresses in Hollywood and is co-written by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass). It's about three Israeli agents who try to capture a Nazi war criminal in 1965, but accidentally(?) kill him. 30 years later, a man claiming to be the Nazi shows up again. Consider me interested. The movie, directed by John Madden (Shakespeare in Love), is adapted from a 2007 Israeli film of the same name. Watch the trailer below.

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X-Men: First Class script loses 12 pages after director sees Inception

Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass) enjoyed Inception, but it's success caused him to cut 12 pages from the X-Men: First Class script, he told the LA Times. The sequence, a battle with Professor X and other mutants fighting in a gravity-defying room, much like some memorable moments in Christopher Nolan's hit film. 

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Good casting! Michael Fassbender may play young Magneto in X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

I am so happy Brian Singer is back in charge of the X-Men franchise. Without him, X-Men: The Last Stand was a disappointment, and don't even get me started on Wolverine, which is one of last year's worst movies. I don't know how people could like that movie. The new film is tackling the origins of the X-Men, something the ill-fated Magneto movie was going to do before its cancellation in favor of more Wolverine movies. 

Michael Fassbender is in negotiations to play a young Magneto, according to the Coventry Telegraph. He'll star alongside James McAvoy, who plays the young Professor X. It's a great casting move. Fassbender is the only bright spot in this week's disastrous Jonah Hex movie. He also looked like the only person having fun with his role. You may remember Fassbender from his roles in 300, Inglourious Basterds, and Band of Brothers. He's a talented guy, and his star seems to be on the rise. Though he's no Ian McKellen, he has the hurt to make a good Erik Lehsnherr. Here's a clip of him from the movie Hunger.

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KICK-ASS is violent, hilarious, bloody, and all kinds of awesome

Rating:  (Masterpiece)

Is it violent? Sure. Is it morally reprehensible? Probably. Does it feature a young girl beating the hell out of people and getting beaten within an inch of her life? Yes. Will your girlfriend like it? This ain't The Notebook. Kick-Ass is hilarious and brutal. If you don't believe violent movies are ruining society (I, for one, think we'll be OK), it's also the best action/comedy since Zombieland.

Like Zombieland, Kick-Ass stars an awkward teenager who gets mixed up in an ever more violent situation. However, unlike Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) from Zombieland, Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) does not get caught up in the end of the world: he causes his own problems. Dave is kind of a nobody. He isn't a great athlete, and he isn't good at being a geek. Like most kids his age, he "simply exists," trying to make it through his days without hassle. 

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