New images from Kick-Ass movie

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

The makers of Kick-Ass, the upcoming movie based on Mark Millar's best-selling
comic, have released three new images from the production to coincide with news breaks that director Matthew Vaughn and star Nicolas Cage, among others, will appear at this month's Comic-Con International in San Diego. You can view the others after the jump.

The first image, above, shows Aaron Johnson as Dave Lizewski, an unnoticed high-school student and comic-book fan who one day decides to become a superhero.

The second shows co-star Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Chris D'Amico, aka Red Mist. The final image, below, shows comic illustrator John Romita Jr. (left) and Millar on the film's set.

The Comic-Con panel takes place Thursday, July 23, at 5:45 p.m. in Hall H of the San Diego Convention Center; it will feature world-premiere footage from the movie and a panel with Vaughn, Cage, Mintz-Plasse, Romita and others.