‘Kick-Ass’ premieres in L.A.

Lionsgate, director Matthew Vaughn hint at sequel

Nicolas Cage, Lionsgate president Joe Drake and director Matthew Vaughn at Tuesday night’s premiere of ‘Kick-Ass’ at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood.

Fanboys and fangirls kicked their way into Hollywood Tuesday night at the L.A. premiere of “Kick-Ass.”

Dressed as their favorite caped crusaders from the Lionsgate actioner, those lucky enough to make it inside the ArcLight Cinerama Dome hooted and hollered as director Matthew Vaughn introduced the much-buzzed superhero pic.

“Thanks to Lionsgate for actually having the balls to release this movie,” he told the fans. “Now, please, keep the energy up!”

Vaughn, who independently financed the comic-book pic before Lionsgate scooped up the rights, appeared very anxious (and jet-lagged) outside the venue beforehand.

“I feel like a 10-month pregnant woman. I just want to give birth to this thing,” he admitted.

Also on hand for Tuesday night’s preem were “Kick-Ass” stars Nicolas Cage, Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

Lionsgate prexy Joe Drake hinted at a “Kick-Ass” sequel.

“We’re trying to talk Matthew into it but I think he just wants to get through the weekend first.”

Vaughn chimed in, “Yes, they really want to discuss it with me. Maybe I should’ve greened some money out of them before it’s too late!”

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