Perhaps the most controversial aspect of Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr.'s Icon comic series "Kick-Ass" is Hit Girl – the all-swearing, villain-murdering, cute as a button super heroine introduced mid way through the series. However, while the character's use of "the C-word" made financing Matthew Vaughn's big screen adaptation of "Kick-Ass" that much harder, sticking with Hit Girl's original take became central for the filmmakers.
Today, Lion's Gate released the latest in their series of "Kick-Ass" promotional posters featuring the character (as played by 12-year-old Chloe Mortez) online at IGN. And while there have been a few tweaks, it appears the final design for the character remains very close to the source material. Although a hyphen has been added to to "Hit-Girl's" name (see the full poster here).
"When Chloe appeared, it was like seeing Jodie Foster in 1976 in 'Taxi Driver.' It was like, 'Oh my God. She sort of seems 35' but was ten," Millar told the crowd at this past summer's Chicago Comic Con. "Nobody could swear like this kid...I was standing on set the day she stabbed all those guys and said the C-Word. I was standing next to her mom, and I actually took my headphones off and said, 'I'm so sorry.'"
The posters lead fans to the site KickAss-TheMovie.com where the offiial trailer can be seen. Also be sure to check out CBR's interview with Millar focusing on the new Titan release "Kick-Ass: Creating the Comic, Making the Movie."
"Kick-Ass" is slated to hit theaters in April of next year.