Lionsgate has just released four character posters from Matthew Vaughn's (Layer Cake) hugely anticipated action flick, Kick-Ass! Check them out below...

Dave Lizewski Is <i>Kick-Ass</i>

Mindy MacReady Is Hit-Girl

Damon MacReady Is Big Daddy

Chris D'Amico Is Red Mist

<i>Kick-Ass</i>

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A twisted, funny, high-octane adventure, director Matthew Vaughn brings Kick-Ass to the big screen.

Kick-Ass tells the story of average teenager Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), a comic-book fanboy who decides to take his obsession as inspiration to become a real-life superhero. As any good superhero would, he chooses a new name -- Kick-Ass -- assembles a suit and mask to wear, and gets to work fighting crime. There's only one problem standing in his way: Kick-Ass has absolutely no superpowers.

His life is forever changed as he inspires a subculture of copy cats, is hunted by assorted violent and unpleasant characters, and meets up with a pair of crazed vigilantes, including an 11-year-old sword-wielding dynamo, Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz) and her father, Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage).

Kick-Ass stars Nicolas Cage, Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Chloe Moretz. It comes to theaters April 16 2010.