Kick-Ass 2 is a 2013 superhero black comedy film based on the second and third volumes of Kick-Ass: The Dave Lizewski Years, both by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr., and is the sequel to the 2010 film Kick-Ass. The film was written and directed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada by Jeff Wadlow and co-produced by Matthew Vaughn, who directed the first film. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Chloë Grace Moretz reprise their roles from the first film as Dave Lizewski, Chris D’Amico, and Mindy Macready, respectively. Other returning actors include Clark Duke, Yancy Butler, Garrett M. Brown, Lyndsy Fonseca and Sophie Wu.
The film was shot in Canada and England in the second semester of 2012 and released on August 14, 2013, in the United Kingdom and Ireland and on August 16 in the United States. Matthew Vaughn’s production company Marv Films produced the film alongside Plan B Entertainment, Dentsu and Universal Pictures. Kick-Ass 2 earned $60.7 million on a $28 million budget. On Rotten Tomatoes, critics deemed it inferior to its predecessor.