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Kick-ASS update and more Stargate?!?!

Posted by lordcomicguy on August 22, 2008

                                  

Josh Grossberg Fri Aug 22, 6:00 AM ET

Los Angeles (E! Online) – Nicolas Cage has suffered a serious downgrade in sexy sidekicks.After revving up Eva Mendes in his last comic book-based flick, Ghost Rider, the Oscar winner now gets stuck with Christopher Mintz-Plasse, aka Superbad‘s McLovin, for his next comic go-round.

Per the Hollywood Reporter, Cage and Mintz-Plasse have joined Kick-Ass, director Matthew Vaughn‘s feature film based on the ultraviolent Mark Millar graphic novel.

The film revolves around a high school geek (Aaron Johnson) who decides to become a superhero despite a lack of superpowers or training. Things get complicated when he encounters real villains with real weapons.

Cage, a devoted comic book fan, will play an ex-cop out for revenge against a drug lord. Mintz-Plasse will take the part of Red Mist, the hotheaded teenage son of a mobster who’s trying to track down Kick-Ass. Cameras roll this fall.

Meanwhile, the other big deal making the trade rounds today is literally out of this world.

Although Stargate: Atlantis wasn’t reupped for a sixth season, the Sci Fi Channel has announced plans to launch a second spinoff of the cult hit, titled Stargate: Universe.

The new show will premiere early next year as a two-hour TV movie, before sliding into its regular weekly time slot next summer.

Stargate, which has been airing on the tube in one form or another since 1997, is the cable network’s longest-running franchise.

After debuting on Showtime, SG-1 came over to Sci Fi following its fifth season. Based on the film, the TV version centered on a secret military team whose mission was to probe the uncharted stargates throughout the galaxy. It ended its 10-season run in 2006.

Stargate: Atlantis, blasted off in 2004, continued that story as a team of explorers found their way into a new galaxy and encountered an enemy called the Wraiths. That show will wrap up with a two-hour movie this season.

The Universe action will be set in deep space and follow a new team of scientists and military men who stumble upon an ancient unmanned spaceship.

No word on casting, but producers expect guest appearances from the SG-1 and Atlantis ranks

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