Kick-Ass, “Expendables” Set Their Dates

Two of the most anticipated action films between now and next Summer have finally set their release dates.

Lionsgate has set an April 16th 2010 release date for Matthew Vaughn’s superhero action-comedy “Kick-Ass” reports Variety.

Independently financed, the storyline revolves around a young boy (Aaron Johnson) who inspires a subculture of wannabe superheroes who have no powers. Nicolas Cage stars in the film whose footage at this year’s Comic Con stole the show.

The date puts it up against horror film “Piranha 3-D,” the Chris Rock remake of British comedy “Death at a Funeral”, and the SNL skit-based comedy “MacGruber”.

Meanwhile Sylvester Stallone’s action ensemble “The Expendables” has been pushed back a few months from an uncertain April 23rd to a more high profile August 20th late Summer release next year.

The story follows a group of mercenaries who are trying to overthrow a corrupt South American dictator. Jet Li, Jason Statham and many other action heroes co-star. Presently the film has the entire weekend to itself.