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Exclusive Kick-Ass 2 on-set pics

Kick-Ass has officially arrived in London... so despite not being strictly speaking 'invited', Yahoo! UK went to have a nosey at the production.

The amateur superhero has taken over Soho's Denmark Street, famed for its guitar shops, to shoot scenes for 'Kick-Ass 2' after recently shifting production from Toronto.

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Kick-Ass... hails a cab in Soho (Copyright: Yahoo! UK)

Filling the roads with production vans, we spotted Kick-Ass himself, actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson (though it could have been a stuntman), filming in an dingy alley, one end of which found a parked yellow New York cab to make the action look a bit less like London and more like the Big Apple.

Taxi... 'Yes, do you know the way to Lye-chester Square?' (Credit: Yahoo! Movies/Ed Lomas)

Filming seemed to be taking place in a blues club next to the alley too. As the script is currently a closely-guarded secret, precisely what action is being filmed here in the capital is unclear.

But we did manage to sneak a peak at some props being worked on nearby — one was a banner reading, rather cryptically, 'Every human has rights', while another seemed to be emblazoned with the phrase 'Brad is an ass' - which spelled out 'Kick Ass 2'. Clever.

Clever... posters spell out 'Kick Ass 2' (Credit: Yahoo! Movies/Ed Lomas)

Whether this is relevant to the film itself (or simply referring to a member of the crew called Brad) remains, once again, tantalisingly unknown.

What is known, however, is that Taylor-Johnson and Chloe Grace Moretz will be reprising their roles as Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl, alongside Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Nicolas Cage — despite Cage being seemingly 'despatched' in the first film.

Banner... Kick-Ass takes human rights seriously (Credit: Yahoo! Movies/Ed Lomas)

New to the cast are Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars and Stripes, John Leguizamo playing Javier and  'Scrubs' star Donald Faison as Doctor Gravity.

A casting call was recently made for fans with homemade superhero suits to send in pictures of themselves to the production, with a view to showing them in the movie.

It's due for release in July, 2013.