KICK-ASS gets a Release Date!!! The EXPENDABLES gets pushed back...

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Here's some news that we've been waiting for for a loooong time now!

Last month, after the dust settled on the bidding war to distribute Matthew Vaughn's feature adaptation of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.'s comic book series Kick-Ass, Lionsgate came out victorious. Now the company has picked a release date...

Kick-Ass will be released late in the spring on April 16, 2010.

KICK-ASS tells the story of average teenager Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), a comic-book fanboy who decides to take his obsession as inspiration to become a real-life superhero. As any good superhero would, he chooses a new name -Kick-Ass — assembles a suit and mask to wear, and gets to work fighting crime. There’s only one problem standing in his way: Kick-Ass has absolutely no superpowers.
His life is forever changed as he inspires a subculture of copy cats, is hunted by assorted violent and unpleasant characters, and meets up with a pair of crazed vigilantes, including an 11-year-old sword-wielding dynamo, Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz) and her father, Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage).

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In some not so good news, Lionsgate has moved Sylvester Stallone's action movie The Expendables, back four months from April 23rd to August 20th, 2010. Not a good sign for Sly's film which co-stars Jason Statham, Jet Li and Mickey Rourke. Or maybe it's so they can focus on the highly buzzed Kick-Ass.

So are you marking your calenders to Kick-Ass on April 16th? Are you juicing up for the Expendables on August 20th?

Source: Superherohype

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