Jim Carrey Cast In Kick-Ass 2
Jim Carrey has been confirmed as Colonel Stars in Kick-Ass 2, reports Deadline.
In the comic Colonel Stars is superhero – with a bit of a soft side (his guns are just for show and empty of bullets) – who recruits other superheroes to the crime fighting outfit Justice Forever.
The sequel is being directed by Jeff Wadlow, with the original’s director Matthew Vaughn, acting as producer.
Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar reacted to the announcement via Millarworld: “Matthew Vaughn, Jeff Wadlow and I did a conference call with Jim a couple of weeks back and we’ve been itching to talk about this ever since because the energy Jim’s going to bring to Colonel Stars has me buzzing as much as Nic Cage with Big Daddy. You have to remember that Big Daddy’s role before Cage came on was a much more straightforward bad-ass. It was Nic who gave him that Adam West delivery and brought this incredible warmth to the character, especially with regard to Mindy… I’m so genuinely excited about this. I can’t wait to see what [Carrey] does once the cameras are on.”