New Kick Ass Pics Promise Ridiculous, Realistic Take On Superheroes

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New images from the set of Kick-Ass, the upcoming adaptation of Mark Millar's xenophobic, over-the-top tale of teenage superheroing gone wrong, show that while the movie may be following the fashion sense of the comic, it seems to be dropping that whole "the white kid beats the crap out've black kids and latinos" theme, thankfully.The new pics appeared on Newsarama.com, and are some of the first pics of Aaron Johnson in full costume as teenage superhero wannabe Kick-Ass, AKA fanboy Dave Lizewski. The costume looks impressively like artist John Romita Jr.'s original - despite the practical addition of a hole for his mouth - but we're most impressed with a pic that proves that the movie Lizewski will take on some white antagonists, unlike the comic book version's questionable targets.

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Illustration for article titled New Kick Ass Pics Promise Ridiculous, Realistic Take On Superheroes

Kick-Ass is aimed for an April 2009 release. First Images from the Set of the Big Screen 'Kick Ass' [Newsarama]

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I ask in all seriousness: why is it taboo (or questionable) for white kids to beat up not-white kids? I mean, if the beating is specifically for ethnic reasons then, yeah, that's bad. But real life (at least the one with which I am familiar) isn't like a Brinks Home Security commercial where all crime is perpetrated by white street toughs in stocking caps who look like they should be somewhere demanding that you "stay offa da Eagle's turf." If you're going to beat up criminals in New York, you're going to have to beat up a lot of people of all races - but mostly minorities.