Robert Emms

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 the Wall. 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 :
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Only mere moments ago we shared the official release date for the Jeff Wadlow directed Kick-Ass 2. It’ll be June 28 of next year, by the way. And now we’ve learned of yet another addition to the cast. Robert Emms (Mirror, Mirror, Warhorse, Anonymous) has signed on to play Insect Man, a hero inspired by the actions of Kick-Ass and Hit Girl and a member of Justice Forever. It’s kinda obvious from his get up, but Insect Man is a Spider-Man parody. Here’s a little more on the character,

He claims to be a policeman but uses a costumed secret identity to do things that being a policeman doesn’t allow him to do. In legal terms he would be considered a corrupt cop but his intentions appear to be noble. However, he wouldn’t be the first superhero to lie about his origins, so anything he says is questionable. He joined Justice Forever, and armed with a baseball bat, assisted them in breaking up a human trafficking organization.

Emms joins returning cast members John Romita Jr. Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse as well as newcomers John Leguizamo as Javier and Donald Faison as Dr. Gravity.

I’ve mentioned before I only recently finished reading Kick-Ass 2, and while I liked it, it’s not as strong as its predecessor. And that’s not shocking, how many sequels are? But what is shocking is how much more ambitious of a book it is. And believe it or not, but the violence is even more intense. I’m hoping Kick-Ass 2 is as much gruesome fun as the first. Do you think Wadlow’s sequel will live up to Matthew Vaughn‘s Kick Ass?

Source: Deadline via Geek Tyrant