Universal Pictures and director Jeff Wadlow have been busy filming Kick-Ass 2 in the Toronto. During production, Jeff himself has been leaking shots through Twitter. One thing he hasn’t leaked we’re the new heroes. Now that the media has seen Christopher Mintz-Plasse in his new Mother F*cker costume, Olga Kurkulina as Mother Russia and Hit-Girl’s sweet new motorcycle people are dying to see Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars.
Thanks to the lax security laws here in Canada we can thank Mr. Will Wong for the video we’re all about to receive.
Don’t worry about all the onlookers shouting and acting up from where Wong was shooting, the stars are all microphoned up so their audio can be fixed up or edited later on. And as for Jim, look at the guy. Give the man some camo, a red, white and blue club and you’ve got one tough looking ex-mafia member turned vigilante capable of kicking the crap out of a riddler.
Also in the video is Lindy Booth and Robert Emms as Night Bitch and Insect Man respectively and both considerably different then their comic book counterparts. I can’t wait how this scene would play out when it’s finally released as some kind of trailer.
Kick-Ass 2, starring Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jim Carrey, John Leguizamo, Donald Faison, Robert Emms, Morris Chestnut and Lindy Booth, is scheduled for theaters everywhere June 28th, 2013.
Source: Coming Soon, with special thanks to Newscom for the shot of Jim Carrey in costume.
Yesterday, it was confirmed that Jim Carrey will be starring as Colonel Stars in Jeff Wadlow‘s Kick-Ass 2: Balls to theWall. A casting pick which has divided fans. Some folks think it’s a great choice, while others not so much. I for one, think Carrey is a good actor. Yes, it’s hard to see him as anything but a rubber faced comedian, but he’s fully capable of turning off the slap-stick and being serious. He’s had some fairly decent dramatic roles that have proven his range. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and I Love You Phillip are prime examples. This role in particular, calls for an authoritarian presence. I admit, a militant Jim Carrey might be bit too hard to believe, but I think he could pull it off. Creator Mark Millar believes this too…
Here’s what the creator of Kick-Ass had to say about Carrey being cast in the role…
“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.
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.
So as you can see from the online reports there’s a Hell of a cast shaping up here. The movie runs from Hit-Girl #1 to Kick-Ass 2 #7 and fans of the comic will know that the part of Uncle Ralphie is still to be announced. He’s the big-bad from the Hit-Girl series and you, my friends, are in for a treat.
But this is all incredibly cool. Millarworld has had two movies released so far and several in various stages of production right now (another one starts shooting in the New Year). But I think this is the closest to starstruck I’ve been on anything so far. LOVE Jim Carrey. Can’t wait to meet him at Pinewood.”
Glad to see everyone has such adoration for Jim. If they believe in him, so can we.
Now, what about the insane ex-Spetsnaz and KGB soldier turned bodyguard of Red Mist, Mother Russia? Well, according to Wadlow’s Twitter page “Chris just met Mother Russia!”. Hit the jump for your first exclusive look : (more…)
With such vivid code names as “Battle Guy,” “Ass Kicker,” and “The All-Seeing Eye,” Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall is definitely one of the most memorable superhero stories ever before you even get into the meat of the story. As for the film adaptation, casting marches on with the new addition of Lindy Booth.
Booth will be playing the part of Night-Bitch, one of a new generation of costumed avengers following in the example of the titular teenage vigilante. Night-Bitch’s real identity is unknown, but she claims that she took up super-heroism after she found the body of he dead sister in a dumpster. She goes on to join the super-team Justice Forever in the fight against M**herF**ker (formally Red Mist), and the Toxic Mega-Cunts.
Booth, who’s appeared in films like Dawn of the Dead and series like Warehouse 13 and The 4400, will be joining returning cast members Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and newcomers Donald Faison, John Leguizamo, and, if negotiations go well, Jim Carrey. Kick-Ass 2 is being directed by Jeff Wadlow (Cry Wold, Never Back Down) and produced by Matthew Vaughn.