It’s breaking news from Deadline which has also been confirmed by Mark Millar on his forum, Jim Carrey has indeed been cast in Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall in the role of Colonel Stars. It’s something the blogosphere has felt confidant about all weekend, including us here at Nerd Bastards, but it’s always nice to get confirmation. Here’s some of what Millar posted concerning the exciting news,
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…
Nic is really good friends with Jim Carrey and it’s well known to everyone that Jim loved the first movie. In fact, I think he had lunch with Vaughn the day before that Conan O’Brien kick-Ass/ Superman duet you can see in the link. So we’ve been talking very informally about this for a little over two years now. We didn’t quite know what Jim was going to be doing in the sequel, but the entire team loves him to bits and I’ve been a fan since I first saw him. I remember reading an interview with Spielberg, a great one back in Empire for a JAws anniversary, where he was saying that Jim would be his choice for Chief Brodie were he shooting Jaws now. He said he could see the brilliant dramatic range Jim had as well as the comedy people knew him for at that time. For all these reasons, combined with the conversation we had with him on the phone, I’m so genuinely excited about this. I can’t wait to see what he does once the cameras are on.
Millar also confirmed that Kick-Ass 2 will be covering events from issue #1 of the Hit Girl miniseries through Kick-Ass 2 issue #7. The Hit Girl miniseries is currently running with issue #3 expected to ship the week after next.
Are you guys excited for Jim Carrey joining the cast of Kick-Ass 2?