Kick-Ass 2 is just days away from principle photography. Most of the original cast is confirmed to return for the Mark Millar and John Romita comic-based sequel. There’s a bunch of new players as well. Donald Faison (Gravity Guy), John Leguizamo (Red Mist’s bodyguard Javier), Andy Nyman (Tumor) and Lindy Booth (Night-Bitch), to name a few. Who else has signed on for a pair of tights? Well, we’ve heard the rumors, and yes, they appear to be true!
According to a hinted tweet from Wadlow’s Twitter:
Now, if we subtract “f’n” out of that tweet we’re left with “Alrighty then!”, a signature catch-phrase of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective star Jim Carrey. So there. This Twitter tease, pretty much affirms the report made by Deadline, which suggested Universal was courting Carrey for the role.
So, who’s this Colonel? Fans of the series will know him as a gun wielding member of the “Justice Forever”, a lower budget version of DC‘s Justice League and ally to Kick-Ass.
Colonel Stars (his full comic book name) has more of an authoritarian presence in the series, so it’ll be interesting to see how Jim – a comedic actor- will pull this off.
An official statement should be anticipated in the next few days. Kick-Ass 2 is slated for a theatrical release on June 28th, 2013.
UPDATE: Mark Millar just tweeted this as pretty much 100% confirmation : “@MintzPlasse @JeffWadlow clue- he lives with 200 raccoons and parrots, owns the mask of Loki and named by spielberg as a genius.”
Source: Screen Rant