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Kick-Ass is a 2010 superhero comedy film directed by Matthew Vaughn from a screenplay by Jane Goldman and Vaughn. It is based on the comic book of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr.
It tells the story of an ordinary teenager, Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), who sets out to become a real-life superhero, calling himself Kick-Ass . Dave gets caught up in a bigger fight when he meets Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage), a former cop who, in his quest to bring down the crime boss Frank D Amico (Mark Strong) and his son Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), has trained his eleven-year-old daughter (Chloë Grace Moretz) to be the ruthless vigilante Hit-Girl.
The film was released in the United Kingdom on 26 March 2010, by Universal Pictures, and in the United States on 16 April, by Lionsgate. Despite having generated some controversy for its profanity and violence performed by a child, Kick-Ass was well received by both critics and audiences. In 2011 it won the Empire Award for Best British Film. The film has gained a strong cult following since its release on DVD and Blu-ray.
A sequel, written and directed by Jeff Wadlow and produced by Vaughn, was released in August 2013, with Johnson, Mintz-Plasse, and Moretz reprising their roles. In 2018, Vaughn announced his intentions to reboot the series.
Dave Lizewski is an ordinary teenager who lives in Staten Island, New York. Inspired by comic books, Dave plans to become a real-life superhero. He purchases and modifies a scuba diving suit and arms himself with batons. During his first outing, he gets stabbed and hit by a car. After recovering, he gains a capacity to endure pain and enhanced durability due to having some bones replaced with metal. In his absence from school, a rumor spreads that he is gay. As a result, his longtime crush, Katie Deauxma, immediately attempts to become his friend. Unhappy with the misunderstanding, Dave nevertheless appreciates the opportunity to get closer to Katie. Dave returns to crime-fighting and gains notoriety after saving a man from a gang attack. Calling himself Kick-Ass , he sets up a Myspace account where he can be contacted for help. Responding to a request from Katie, he confronts a drug dealer, Rasul, who has been harassing her. At Rasul s place, Kick-Ass is quickly overwhelmed by Rasul s thugs. Before they can kill him, two costumed vigilantes, Hit-Girl and her father, Big Daddy, intervene, easily slaughter the thugs and leave with their money. After coming home, Dave realizes he is in over his head and plans to give up crime-fighting.
However, Hit-Girl and Big Daddy pay him a visit and encourage him. Big Daddy s real identity is Damon Macready, formerly an honest cop. Framed by Mafia boss Frank D Amico, he was jailed. His wife committed suicide, leaving behind his daughter Mindy. Against the protest of his former partner Marcus Williams, Damon trains himself and Mindy as preparation for getting revenge on Frank. They have been undermining Frank s operations by raiding his warehouses, robbing his money and destroying his drugs. Frank believes Kick-Ass is responsible for the attacks and targets him, though he mistakenly kills a party entertainer who is dressed like Kick-Ass. Frank s son, Chris, suggests a different approach. He poses as a new vigilante, Red Mist , and befriends Kick-Ass. He plans to lure Kick-Ass into Frank s lumber warehouse and unmask him. However, they find the warehouse on fire and Frank s men dead. Red Mist retrieves a hidden camera he earlier placed in the warehouse, and he sees recorded footage of Big Daddy killing the men and burning the warehouse. Red Mist and Kick-Ass part ways. D Amico watches the footage and learns of Big Daddy. Following the event, Dave decides to quit being Kick-Ass.
He reveals his identity to Katie and clears up the misunderstanding about him being gay. She forgives him and becomes his girlfriend. However, Red Mist contacts him again and tricks him into revealing Big Daddy and Hit-Girl s location. At one of Big Daddy s safe houses, Red Mist shoots Hit-Girl out of a window, and Frank s men capture Big Daddy and Kick-Ass. Frank intends to have his thugs torture and execute his captives in a live Internet broadcast. While Kick-Ass and Big Daddy are being beaten by Frank s gangsters, Hit-Girl, having survived the shooting, storms the hideout and kills all of the gangsters. During the fight, one thug sets Big Daddy on fire. Big Daddy and Mindy say a tearful farewell before he dies of his burns. Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl resolve to defeat Frank D Amico once and for all. Hit-Girl infiltrates Frank s headquarters and kills numerous guards and henchmen before running out of bullets. When she is cornered by the thugs, Kick-Ass arrives on a jet pack fitted with miniguns and kills the remaining thugs. Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl then take on Frank and Red Mist. Kick-Ass fights Red Mist, which results in them knocking each other out. Frank overpowers an exhausted Hit-Girl.
Before he can kill her, Kick-Ass regains consciousness and blasts Frank out of the window with a bazooka, killing him. Red Mist then regains consciousness, grabs his father s Samurai sword and pursues Kick-Ass in order to continue their fight just in time to see Kick-Ass and Hit Girl fly away on the jet pack. Dave and Mindy retire from crime-fighting; Marcus becomes Mindy s guardian, and she enrolls at Dave s school. Meanwhile, Chris sits in his father s office, dressed in an upgraded suit, preparing to seek his revenge on Kick-Ass for killing his father. Facing the camera, he says, as a great man once said, wait ll they get a load of me , before firing a gun at the screen.
- Aaron Johnson as Dave Lizewski / Kick-Ass
- Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Chris D’Amico / Red Mist
- Mark Strong as Frank D’Amico
- Chloë Grace Moretz as Mindy Macready / Hit-Girl
- Nicolas Cage as Damon Macready / Big Daddy
- Lyndsy Fonseca as Katie Deauxma
- Clark Duke as Marty Eisenberg
- Evan Peters as Todd Haynes
- Sophie Wu as Erika Cho
- Omari Hardwick as Sergeant Marcus Williams
- Stu Riley as Huge Goon
- Michael Rispoli as Big Joe
- Dexter Fletcher as Cody
- Jason Flemyng as Lobby Goon
- Xander Berkeley as Detective Gigante
- Kofi Natei as Rasul
- Corey Johnson as Sporty Goon
- Adrian Martinez as Ginger Goon
- Katrena Rochell as Female Junkie
- Omar Soriano as Leroy
- Garrett M. Brown as Mr. Lizewski
- Elizabeth McGovern as Mrs. Lizewski
- Yancy Butler as Angie D Amico
- Deborah Twiss as Mrs. Zane
- Craig Ferguson as himself
Series-creator Millar, a native of Scotland, asked Scottish television children s-show host Glen Michael to make a cameo appearance although his role was cut from the film. Millar was also set to make a cameo as a Scottish alcoholic but the scene was cut from the film. WCBS-TV news reporters Maurice DuBois, Dana Tyler, and Lou Young make cameo appearances along with Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee.
An image of Matthew Vaughn s wife, model Claudia Schiffer, appears prominently on a billboard poster. John Romita Jr. appears without his face being shown: I was a barista. …hey asked me to look at the camera, then turn and turn the television on with a remote control. And then they edited out my face! I laughed and laughed — I was the only authentic New Yorker in the scene and they edited out my face for not looking authentic enough! Then the producer, Tarquin Pack … changed my first name to Tony: Tony Romita. Why d you do that? I asked. Well, Johnny Romita wasn t tough enough.
The rights to a film version of the first volume of the comic book series were sold before the first issue was published. Developed in parallel, the film writers took a different story direction, to reach many of the same conclusions. Comic book writer Mark Millar acknowledges the differences, explaining that a comic usually has eight acts, while a film usually has a three-act structure.
Vaughn said that, We wrote the script and the comic at the same time so it was a very sort of collaborative, organic process. I met at the premiere of Stardust. We got on really well. I knew who he was and what he had done but I didn t know him. He pitched me the idea. I said, That s great! He then wrote a synopsis. I went, That s great, let s go do it now! You write the comic, I ll write the script. Jane Goldman, one of the screenwriters, said that when she works with Vaughn she does the construction work and the interior designing while Vaughn acts as the architect.
With Kick-Ass, the book s just out and now the movie s out six weeks later. And I think that s the way things are going to go now, because to go to Marvel s B and C-list characters and try to get movies out them; what s the point of that?
Millar said that screenwriters Goldman and Vaughn had made a chick flick , having placed more emphasis on the character emotions and particularly in having softened the character of Katie Deauxma. Millar stated that a film audience would have difficulty accepting Dave and Katie not being together, while a comic audience would more easily accept that idea. Frank Lovece of Film Journal International said that Katie is much less Mean Girls in the film than in the comic, and that the romance between Dave and Katie proves a needed counterbalance to the otherwise pervasive sense of optimism being stripped away layer by layer, down below angry cynicism and headed straight down the hole to nihilism. Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times said the romance provides an appealing backdrop that the more unnerving aspects of the film play out against. Other changes included having Red Mist be known to be a secret antagonist from the start, as well as making him less outright villainous, and D Amico s mob initially thinking Kick-Ass is the one slaughtering their men.
In the original comic-book, Big Daddy is characterised not as an ex-cop, but as a former accountant who had been motivated to fight crime by a desire to escape from his life and by his love of comic books. In the film, his purported origin and motivations are genuine: writer Mark Millar stated that the revelation about Big Daddy s background would not have worked in the film adaptation and would have ruined the movie.
The comic s artist, John Romita, Jr., stated that Big Daddy s story in the film works better stopping short … You love him better in the film .
The climax to the film differs significantly from the comics, with the use of the jetpack and rocket launcher: Millar called this necessary as we re building up so much stuff that we needed some Luke Skywalker blowing up the Death Star moment . Comic writer Stephen Grant argued that the film cheated on its premise of a real life superhero by having these increasingly fantastic events and that this was why it works. That s where much of the humor comes from … when the film finally makes the notion explicit we re already so deep into the magician s act that our instinct is to play along .
Vaughn initially went to Sony, which distributed Layer Cake, but he rejected calls to tone down the violence. Other studios expressed interest but wanted to make the characters older. In particular studios wanted to change Hit-Girl s character into an adult. Goldman said that while studio executives said that it would be less offensive to portray Hit-Girl as a teenager, Goldman argued that it would have been more offensive since, as a teenager, Hit-Girl would have been sexualized. Goldman said that Hit-Girl was not supposed to be sexualized.
Vaughn had a little trouble adapting to film, as the film had no studio. The big studios doubted the success of an adaptation as a violent superhero, which made the film be independently financed, but this gave him the freedom to make the film the way he imagined, without having to worry about high-censorship. Vaughn believed enough in the project to raise the money himself. Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Red Mist) said that the creators of the film were wondering whether a distributor would pick up the movie. On the set Vaughn jokingly referred to Kick-Ass as something that was going to be the most expensive home movie I ever made . On 18 August 2009, it was announced that the film had been acquired for distribution in the United States and Canada by Lionsgate.
The 2D/3D animated comic book sequence in the film took almost two years to finish. Romita created the pencils, Tom Palmer did the inks, and Dean White did the colours. Vaughn gave Romita a carte blanche on the art direction of the sequence.
Filming locations included Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Dip N Sip Donuts on Kingston Road in Toronto, Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, and many Toronto landmarks that play cameos ; and various locations in the United Kingdom, including Elstree Studios. The opening sequence with Nicolas Cage was filmed in a sewage plant in east London.
The Atomic Comics store in the film is based on the now-defunct real-life Arizona-based chain whose owner, Millar said, is a friend of artist John Romita Jr. Millar asked Mike Malve for permission to use Atomic Comics in the film, and a model version of Atomic Comics was created at the London pilot studio for use in the filming.
In January 2010, an uncensored preview clip of the film was attacked by family advocacy groups for its display of violence and use of the line Okay, you cunts, let s see what you can do now, delivered by Chloë Grace Moretz, who was 12 years old at the time of filming. Australian Family Association spokesman John Morrissey said that the language offensive and the values inappropriate; without the saving grace of the bloodless victory of traditional superheroes .
Moretz stated in an interview, If I ever uttered one word that I said in Kick-Ass, I would be grounded for years! I d be stuck in my room until I was 20! I would never in a million years say that. I m an average, everyday girl. Moretz has said that while filming, she could not bring herself to say the film s title out loud in interviews, instead calling it the film in public and Kick-Butt at home.
Christopher Mintz-Plasse notes a hypocrisy that people were angry about the language but did not seem to be offended that Hit-Girl kills numerous people.
In an interview with Total Film, Aaron Johnson confirmed that the film stays true to the adult nature of the comic series by featuring a large amount of profanity and graphic violence. The film received an R rating by the MPAA for strong brutal violence throughout, pervasive language, sexual content, nudity and some drug use—some involving children , and it received a 15 rating from the BBFC. Director Matthew Vaughn felt the 15 certificate was about right and expressed some surprise at the film having received a PG rating in France.
The film earned over $12 million internationally in advance of opening in the United States. On its debut weekend in the United States it took in $19.8 million in 3,065 theaters, averaging $6,469 per theater. Kick-Ass was reported number one, ahead of How to Train Your Dragon by $200,000, which was in its third week of release. On Saturday, 17 April 2010, it fell down to number three behind How To Train Your Dragon and Date Night. On Sunday, 2 May 2010, it fell down behind A Nightmare on Elm Street, How To Train Your Dragon, Furry Vengeance, The Back-Up Plan, Date Night, Clash of the Titans and The Losers. These numbers for Kick-Ass s debut weekend gross included non-weekend earnings, as the film was previewed during the Thursday night prior to its release. The film s final gross in the U.S. was $48,071,303 and $48,117,600 outside of the U.S. with a worldwide gross of $96,188,903.
The film was listed among the most infringed films of 2010; according to statistics on TorrentFreak, the film was illegally downloaded over 11.4 million times, second only to Avatar.
On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes the film holds an approval rating of 76% based on 268 reviews and an average rating of 7.1/10. The site s critics consensus reads: Not for the faint of heart, Kick-Ass takes the comic adaptation genre to new levels of visual style, bloody violence, and gleeful profanity. Metacritic assigned the film a weighted average score of 66 out of 100, based on 38 mainstream critics, indicating generally favorable reviews . American audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of B on an A+ to F scale.
In the United Kingdom, The Guardian gave the film extensive coverage by several of its critics and journalists. Peter Bradshaw gave the film 5/5 stars and called it an explosion in a bad taste factory that is thoroughly outrageous, jaw-droppingly violent and very funny riff on the quasi-porn world of comic books; except that there is absolutely no quasi about it. Philip French, writing for The Observer, called the film relentlessly violent with the foulest-mouthed child ever to appear on screen, Louis Malle s Zazie sound like Cosette and one extremely knowing in its appeal to connoisseurs of comic strips and video games. David Cox wrote an article published in The Guardian, saying that the film kicks the c-word into the mainstream has inadvertently dispatched our last big expletive.
Chris Hewitt of Empire magazine gave the film 5/5 and declared it, A ridiculously entertaining, perfectly paced, ultra-violent cinematic rush that kicks the places other movies struggle to reach. … the film s violence is clearly fantastical and cartoonish and not to be taken seriously.
Critics who enjoyed the film generally singled out its audacity, humour, and performances of the cast. Peter Howell of the Toronto Star gave Kick-Ass a top rating, writing that the production succeeds as a violent fantasy about our perilous and fretful times, where regular citizens feel compelled to take action against a social order rotting from within. USA Today critic Claudia Puig praised Moretz as terrific … Even as she wields outlandish weaponry, she comes off as adorable. Manohla Dargis from The New York Times wrote, Fast, periodically spit-funny and often grotesquely violent, the film at once embraces and satirizes contemporary action-film clichés with Tarantino-esque self-regard. Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly gave the film a B+, but noted that personally, I just wish that the film had ended up a bit less of an over-the-top action ride.
Other reviews were more negative. Roger Ebert found the film highly offensive and morally reprehensible , giving it one out of four stars. He cited the coarse language and violence, particularly the scene in which Hit-Girl is nearly killed by D Amico. When kids in the age range of this movie s home video audience are shooting one another every day in America, that kind of stops being funny. Ebert s only notes of praise were for the performances of Cage, Johnson and Moretz. The movie made that week s Your Movie Sucks list of one-star movies.
Tim Robey of The Daily Telegraph did not like the film either, rating it 1/5 and stating, Matthew Vaughn s Kick Ass is hollow, glazed, and not quite there .
Karina Longworth writing for The Village Voice, was not impressed with the film s intended satire and themes: Never as shocking as it thinks it is, as funny as it should be, or as engaged in cultural critique as it could be, Kick-Ass is half-assed.
|Award||Date of ceremony||Category||Recipient(s)||Result||Ref(s)|
|The Comedy Awards||March 26, 2011||Comedy Film||Kick-Ass||Nominated|
|Comedy Actress – Film||Chloë Grace Moretz||Nominated|
|Comedy Director – Film||Matthew Vaughn||Nominated|
|Critics Choice Awards||January 14, 2011||Best Action Movie||Kick-Ass||Nominated|
|Best Young Performer||Chloë Grace Moretz||Nominated|
|Empire Awards||March 27, 2011||Best Film||Kick-Ass||Nominated|
|Best Actor||Aaron Johnson||Nominated|
|Best Director||Matthew Vaughn||Nominated|
|Best British Film||Kick-Ass||Won|
|Best Newcomer||Chloë Grace Moretz (also for Let Me In)||Won|
|IGN Awards||December 19, 2011||Best Comic-Book Adaptation||Kick-Ass||Won|
|Best Actress||Chloë Grace Moretz||Won|
|MTV Movie Awards||June 5, 2011||Best Breakout Star||Chloë Grace Moretz||Won|
|Biggest Badass Star||Won|
|Best Fight||Chloë Grace Moretz vs. Mark Strong||Nominated|
|People s Choice Award||January 5, 2011||Favorite Action Movie||Kick-Ass||Nominated|
|Saturn Awards||June 23, 2011||Best Horror Film||Kick-Ass||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||August 8, 2010||Choice Movie Actor: Action||Nicolas Cage||Nominated|
|Choice Movie: Villain||Christopher Mintz-Plasse||Nominated|
|Choice Movie: Action||Kick-Ass||Nominated|
|Choice Movie: Female Breakout Star||Chloë Grace Moretz||Nominated|
|Choice Movie: Male Breakout Star||Aaron Johnson||Nominated|
|Young Artist Awards||March 13, 2011||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress||Chloë Grace Moretz||Nominated|
In an interview, Matthew Vaughn said, There is about 18 minutes of footage, which is really good stuff. If the film is a hit, I ll do an extended cut. The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray on 3 August 2010 in North America. This version does not contain the aforementioned deleted content. Selling 1.4 million units within its first week, one-third of these in Blu-ray format, Kick-Ass debuted at number one on the DVD sales chart. The discs were released in the United Kingdom on 6 September 2010.
After its release on home video, it developed a cult following.
A video game based on the film was developed by Frozen Codebase. It was released through the App Store on 15 April 2010 for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The initial Apple platform release was reportedly an unfinished beta version and was withdrawn from circulation pending a relaunch of a finished version. The game was released on the PlayStation Network on 29 April 2010. Kick-Ass, Hit-Girl and Big Daddy are playable characters. The game features Facebook missions and integration. Both versions of the game received negative reviews.
Despite various setbacks and uncertainty as to whether the sequel would ever materialize, on 8 May 2012, it was reported that a sequel would be distributed by Universal Studios, and that Matthew Vaughn had chosen Jeff Wadlow, who also wrote the script, to direct the sequel. Aaron Johnson and Chloë Grace Moretz reprise their roles as Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl, respectively, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse returns as the main villain, going by the name of The Motherfucker . The film was released on 14 August 2013 in the United Kingdom and on 16 August 2013 in the United States.
|Plot||Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a superhero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.|
|Awards||Awards, 19 wins & 62 nominations|
|Writers||Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, Mark Millar|
|Stars||Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz|
|Produced by||Adam Bohling,Jane Goldman,Jeremy Kleiner,Pierre Lagrange,Lyn Lucibello,Stephen Marks,Mark Millar,Tarquin Pack,Brad Pitt,David Reid,John Romita Jr.,Kris Thykier,Matthew Vaughn|
|Music by||Marius De Vries,Ilan Eshkeri,Henry Jackman,John Murphy|
|Cinematography by||Ben Davis|
|Film Editing by||Eddie Hamilton,Jon Harris,Pietro Scalia|
|Casting By||Sarah Finn,Lucinda Syson|
|Production Design by||Russell De Rozario|
|Art Direction by||Sarah Bicknell,Joe Howard,John King|
|Set Decoration by||Tina Jones,Clive Thomasson|
|Costume Design by||Sammy Sheldon|
|Makeup Department||Johann Benét,Amy Byrne,Amber Chase,Barrie Gower,Liz Gruszka,Fae Hammond,Ilona Herman,Paul Jones,Daniel Lee,Stephen Murphy,Gemma Richards,Karen Sherriff-Brown,Michele Spooner,Dawn Stewart,Vincent Sullivan,Sophia Weston,Nik Williams|
|Production Management||Amy Dempsey,Iain Mackenzie,Dean O Toole|
|Second Unit Director or Assistant Director||Victoria Banks,Adam Bocknek,Jack Boem,Dan Channing Williams,Juliana Conceição,Tim Cushen,Lauren Dark,Stephen J. Donkers,Tania Gordon,Yolanda Graci,Mark Hopkins,Tony Lucibello,Tim Maurice-Jones,Terry McShane,Jeff Muhsoldt,Patrick Murphy,Bernardo Nascimento,Alex Oakley,Michael Peleshok,Tom Quinn,Christian Rigg,Ken A. Smith,Laura Windebank,Attila Yucer,Atilla Salih Yücer|
|Art Department||Douglas Allam,Grant Armstrong,Ian Bee,Matthew Broderick,Cameron S. Brooke,Robert C. Brooke,Chris Brough,Collingwood Brown,Gary Burkhardt,Oliver Carroll,David Chisholm,Sophia Chowdhury,Temple Clark,Kelvin Cook,Nigel Crafts,Kevin Deardon,Peter Dell,C.J. Dempsey,Cavin Dempsey,Neil Driscoll Jr.,James Enright,Jason Lee Etienne,James Fennessy,Emma Godwin,Andrew Good,Brandt Gordon,Gavin Gordon,Gordon Grant,Chris Hanson,Jane Harwood,David Haynes,David G. Haynes,Darren Hayward,Terry Heggarty,Nadine Herrmann,Garry Higgins,Marc Homes,David Hynes,Peter James,Adam Jennings,Arthur Jones,Tony King,William Lawlor,Alex Macaulay,Cathal MacIlwaine,John Mackenzie,Tony Marks,Rob McCallum,Matthew Meadows,Pippa Needs,Mitch Niclas,Martin O Connor,David Packard,Carl Peters,Dominic Pike,Victor Chikko Quon,Michael Ricci,Dave Rosa,Jo Sansom,Matthew Savage,David Stapleton,Lara Tarroni,Sophie Tarver,Danny Thomas,Clive Thomasson,Jenny Tobin,Brian van de Valk,Louise Vogel,Paul Webb,Kevin Wheeler,Lee Whiteman,Raymond Widdowson,Carl Wilson,Reginald Woolmore,Leslie Wylie,Paul Couch,Carrie Garner,Mitch Polley,Peter Wignall|
|Sound Department||Mark Appleby,Antony Bayman,Sandy Buchanan,Chris Burdon,Peter Burgis,Paul Carter,Gavin Coford,Matthew Collinge,Doug Cooper,James Corless,Arthur Fenn,Glen Gauthier,James Gibb,Arthur Graley,John Hayes,Simon Hayes,Jim Hok,Philip Jenkins,Robin Johnson,Simon Jones,Andy Kennedy,Michael Maroussas,Jordan O Neill,Keith Partridge,Rob Prynne,Gavin Rose,Tom Ryan,Paul Schwartz,Danny Sheehan,Jason Stevens,Michael Suarez,Jason Swanscott,Philip Young|
|Special Effects by||Matthew G. Armstrong,Stuart Browne,Ian Corbould,Alexander Gunn,Joe Halford,David Harris,Jude Harris,Graham Hills,Mathew Horton,Michael Innanen,Rocco Larizza,Matt Lewis,Kyle May,Laird McMurray,Huw Millar,Lisa Pacitto,David Reaume,Jim Reischl,John Schoonraad,Tony Smart,Matt Veale,Daniel Williams,Gareth Wingrove,Stuart Wishart,Adam Newland|
|Visual Effects by||Dalia Al-Husseini,Pontus Albrecht,Craig Allison,Terence Alvares,Karsten Sand Andersen,Szvák Antal,Jason Arber,Stewart Ash,Oliver Atherton,Peter Aversten,Luke Bailey,Matthew Baker,Adam Barnett,Judy Barr,Jo Ann Cordero Belen,Chris Bentley,Zoltán Benyó,Howard Berry,Martin Borell,James Braid,Patrick Michael Burke,Thomas J. Burton,Astrid Busser-Casas,Natalie Busuttil,Luke Butler,Naomi Butler,Peter Chiang,Jeppe N. Christensen,Lee Clappison,James Clarke,Kathryn Cole,Tom Collier,Loraine Cooper,Neil Culley,Nick D Aguiar,Marcello Da Silva,Dimitri Delacovias,Richard Diver,Stefan Drury,Seth Dubieniec,Laura Dubsky,Chris Elson,Huw J. Evans,Stuart Farley,Zoltán Fiedler,Andrew Fletcher,Dániel Forgács,Marcus Forsberg,Matt Foster,Ian Gibson,Kim Gordon,Adam Gottard,Charlotte Gray,Martin Gårdeler,Pete Hanson,Jonathan Harris,Sarah K. Hellström,Sarah Hemsley,Richard Higham,Nic Hodgkinson,Alex Hope,Pete Howlett,Lorea Hoye,Robin Huffer,Michael Hull,Emma Hulme,Kristine-Joeann Jasper,Adam Jhani-Stephens,Lars Johansson,Pete Jopling,Rikke Hovgaard Jørgensen,Andreas Bravin Karlsson,Stephanie C. Kelly,Christian Kesler,Jeff Koh,László Kondor,Robin Konieczny,Duncan Boon Kwang Kuah,Terence Lam,Yann Larochette,Mark Laszlo,Ming-Chia Lee,Skeel Lee,Soon Ngee Chris Lee,Simon Leech,Duncan Lees,Jaime Leonard,James Lewis,Darryl Li,Scott Liddle,Sky Lim,Fredrik Limsater,William Lin Jiahui,Mattias Lindahl,Staffan Linder,Eugene Lipkin,Kim Lim Loo,Philippe Ludivig,Timmy Lundin,Raj Mahendran,Mark Masson,Peregrine McCafferty,Colin McEvoy,Chad Meire,Joel Meire,Gordon Milner,Mary Milovac,Sangita Mistry,Effandi Mohamed,Jeanette Monero,Patrick Nagle,Stella Hui Sze Ng,Cristian Predut Nita,Thijs Noij,Donal Nolan,Hanna Nordersnö,Daniel Norlund,Rich Nosworthy,Collette Nunes,Anders Nyman,John O Lone,Péter Obornik,Simon Pate,Tilman Paulin,Dan Pearce,Laurie Pellard,Kim Phelan,Andrea Pirisi,Ed Plant,Paula Pope,Glen Pratt,Scott Pritchard,Gabor Pulai,John Purdie,Edward Randolph,Daniel Reeves,Laurent-Paul Robert,Behrooz Roozbeh,Campbell Rose,Olle Rydberg,Chris Sayer,Sam Schwier,Andy Scrase,Robert Seaton,John Seru,Edward Sharp,Steve Shearston,Asa Shoul,Luke Sikking,Angela Stanley,Jon Stanley,Paul Venn Stirling,Jelena Stojanovic,Aline Sudbrack,Esben Syberg,András Szõcs,Andy Taylor,Stephen Thornhill,Daniel Thuresson,Daniel Tomlinson,Claudia Torres,Samantha Tracey,Oleg Troy,Paul Tuersley,Tom van Dop,Charles Varenne,Tim Warnock,Andy Warren,Neil West,Tom Westermann,Sheila Wickens,Simon Wilkinson,Blake Winder,Doug Winder,Jamie Wong,Patrick Woo,Daniel Wood,Rachel Wright,Olly Young,Anton Yri,Cleve Yilun Zhu,Péter Závorszky,Thomas Øhlenschlæger,Jay Patel,Nick van Diem|
|Stunts||Sean Adames,Bradley James Allan,Mark Archer,Gary Arthurs,Lloyd Bass,Andy Bennett,Marco Bianco,Johnathan Brenner,Michael Byrch,Bruce Cain,Marvin Campbell,Sebastiano Cartier,Rob Cooper,Talila Craig,David Cronnelly,Steve Dent,Levan Doran,Robin Earle,James Embree,Rick English,Balázs Farkas,John Fell,Anthony Ferri,Neil Finnighan,David Forman,David Garrick,Nic Goodey,Steve Griffin,Guillermo Grispo,James Grogan,Jason Hunjan,Jamie Jones,Riley Jones,Dave Judge,Gary Kane,Paul Kennington,Cristian Knight,Paul Kulik,Mike Lambert,Derek Lea,Maurice Lee,Nathan Lewis,Guy List,John MacDonald,Kai Martin,Nick McKinless,Erol Mehmet,Andy Merchant,David Newton,James O Donnell,Andy Owen,Daryl Patchett,Justin Pearson,Andy Pilgrim,Chris Pollard,Jeffrey C. Robinson,Robert Schofield,Gordon Seed,Diz Sharpe,John Street,Mens-Sana Tamakloe,Roy Taylor,George Tchortov,Arran Topham,Greg Townley,Rudolf Vrba,Damien Walters,Reg Wayment,Roy Weatherley,Max White,Leonard Woodcock,Eddie Yansick,Steen Young,Jia Yu,Peng Zhang,Marco Bianco,Hubert Boorder,Christopher Cordell,Tim Dashwood,Balázs Farkas,Steve Griffin,Guillermo Grispo,Adam Kirley,Chris Mark,James Mark,Christopher McGuire,Brieann Rich,Nicholas Rich,Jeffrey C. Robinson,Vincent Rother,Arran Topham,Alicia Turner,Rudolf Vrba|
|Camera and Electrical Department||David Allan,Marc Atherfold,Anthony Band,Jacob Barrie,Timothy Berg,Zena Bielewicz,Dane Bjerno,Alan Blagg,Vincent Borg,Sean Bourdeau,Brendan Bresnahan,Kerry Brown,Daniel-Konrad Cooper,Keith Devlin,Eric Dvorsky,Richard Emerson,Steve Fitzpatrick,Darren Flindall,Kevin Fraser,Tash Gamper,Scot Gill,Alan Grayley,Michael N. Green,Greg Haddow,Michael L. Hall,Mikey Ray Harkins,Garry Hedges,Darren Holland,Bill Hong,Mark Hryma,Simon Hume,Phil Humphries,Paul Hymns,John Irwin,Demetri Jagger,Sacha Jones,Jim Krauter,Mary Latvis,Ben Lichty,Desiree Lidon,David Mackie,Tim Maurice-Jones,John McEnerney,Julian Morson,Sarah Mulholland,Tim Neill,Anthony Nocera,Mark Packman,Clive Prior,Joseph Quirk,Herb Reischl Jr.,Sam Renton,Michael Rich,James Sainthill,Tracy Shaw,Frank Shields,Daniel Smith,David Smith,Adam Snyder,Kat Spencer,Darren Spriet,Stephen Spurrell,Peter Taylor,Gary Varney,Robert Walisko,Jack Warrender,Jon Webb,Charlie Whitaker,Michael White,Peter Wignall,Stacey Hancox,Ian C. Harris,Ian Speed|
|Animation Department||Joel Meire|
|Casting Department||Abigail Barbier,Kharmel Cochrane,Louis Elman,Tamara Hunter,Zameret Kleiman,Kerrie Mailey,Nancy Perna,Leslie-Ann Reale,Zoe E. Rotter,Chuck Douglas|
|Costume and Wardrobe Department||Annette Allen,Charlotte-Rose Armstrong,Ciara Brennan,Sophie Canale,Kate Collis,Ivo Coveney,Bruno de Santa,Renee Fontana,Gayle Franklin,Carmen Hanson,Shelley Hazell,Leslie Kavanagh,Loreen Lightfoot,Neil Murphy,Dóra Papp,Linda Petty,Angela Pledge,Josie Pledge,Heather Rayat,Silvana Sacco,Elisa Santiago,Sunita Singh,Nicole Young,Tahra Zafar,Dan Blacklock,John Frade,Kevin Giles,Katie Hill|
|Editorial Department||Matt Adams,Cherri Arpino,Matthew Benns,Lee Clappison,Mike Clark-Hall,Michael Dobroski,Tamsin Jeffrey,Todd Kleparski,Kurt Reid,Asa Shoul,Davin Skorstad,Dawn M. Stoliar,Dominic Thomson,Lee Twohey,Maria Chamberlain,Jodie Davidson|
|Location Management||Scott Alexander,Duncan Broadfoot,Tom Crooke,Marty Dejczak,Scott Ferlisi,James Grant,Justin Kron,Adam Meaden,Kati Moore,Chris Moulson|
|Music Department||Brennan Alleye,Roger Argente,Lindsay Ashworth,Tom Bailey,Millie Baring,Chris Barrett,John Barrett,Tyler Barton,Christoph Bauschinger,Nick Baxter,Andrew Beaton,Gustavo Borner,Jason Boshoff,Andy Bradfield,Andy Brown,Nicholas Bucknall,Stephen Coleman,Richard Cookson,Ben De Vries,Felicity De Vries,Jack Dolman,Michael Dore,Matt Dunkley,Robert Elhai,Felix Erskine,Jay Faires,John Finklea,Gavin Greenaway,Eldad Guetta,The Harshy,Liam Howlett,Elisa Kustow,Joanna Forbes L Estrange,Steve Mair,Matthew Margeson,Callum McIntosh,Stephen McLaughlin,Justin Moshkevich,Ian Neil,Jenny O Grady,Will Quiney,Andy Richards,Matt Robertson,Paul Saunderson,Scott Shields,Scott Somerville,Jill Streater,Ian Thomas,Steve Trowell,Mark Wood|
|Script and Continuity Department||Samantha Armstrong,Laura Goulding,Laura Miles,Annie Penn|
|Transportation Department||Ronald Baum,Bill Boyd,James Connelly,Michael Corazza,Ben Dillon,Tim Fennel,Teresa Haney,Tony Ingrassellino,Michael Papa,Marco Sousa,Dean Tyler|
|Additional Crew||Jay Abbondanza,Lex Batten,David Blyth,Angelica Bolognesi Bonacini,Matthew Boyd,Clare Brody,Kate Chadderton,Bob Corff,Matt Curtis,Vana Dabney,Mark Davies,Michael Davison,Marie Dong,Kimberley Dunne,Andrea Eisen,Joy Ellison,Bryan Fitzgerald,Raymond Flindall,Elizabeth Garrett,Jo Gross,Boyd Harvey,Joel Hills,Steve Holt,Daniel Horvat,Elizabeth Hurley,Nick Jeffries,Betsy Kagen,Robert Karn,Ronan Keane,Carly Kenny,Joel Lacoursiere,Tori Larsen,Iain Mackenzie,Stacy Mann,Paul Manning,Leonie Mansfield,Eleanor Mendes,Damian Mitchell,Tamara Nagahiro,Richard Neale,John Nixon,Rafael X. Ortiz Jr.,Dan Osborne,Danielle Parkinson,Jeremy Pelzer,Rachel Plose,Timothy Scott Ralston,Brieann Rich,Nicholas Rich,Bill Richards,James Rippon,Ben Rothwell,Len Rowles,Parag Sankhe,James Searles,David Andy Shaw,David A. Smith,Ashley Stowell,Roy Stratford,Alan Sutton,Jim Templar,Dave Tommasini,Laura Torrance,Gayle Vangrofsky,Mariia Viita,Fiona Vokes,Garath Whyte,Anna Wilton,Antonia Wise,Sam Fink,Warwick Hewett,Josey McNamara|
|Thanks||Damien Hirst,Sebastian Pearson,Jeremy Pelzer,Gareth Wigan|
|Genres||Action, Comedy, Crime|
|Companies||Marv Films, Plan B Entertainment, DMG Entertainment|
|Keywords||superhero action,comic book,superhero,loss of virginity,adoptive father|