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Jim Carrey Targeted For Kick-Ass 2
UPDATE: He's on to play The Colonel

04 September 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Jim Carrey Targeted For Kick-Ass 2

Update: Good news, almost everyone! Except those that apparently weren't thrilled. But the rest of you... Carrey has officially signed on to play The Colonel in the movie. Now we're intrigued to see what his take is.

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Just because a big name actor liked a movie, it doesn’t necessarily follow that they’ll agree to appear in the sequel. But writer-director Jeff Wadlow and the producers of Kick-Ass 2 are hoping that that will translate, because they’ve approached fan Jim Carrey to make an appearance in the sequel.

Carrey, who is indeed a big fan of Matthew Vaughn’s original Kick-Ass, is being offered the chance to play Colonel Stars, who helps galvanize the team of misfit superheroes to go up against Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse).

With returning faces Chloe Moretz, Aaron Johnson and Yancy Butler joined this time by the likes of John Leguizamo, Donald Faison, Morris Chestnut and Robert Emms, the cast is growing quickly. The Colonel isn’t the biggest role in the film, but that could lure Carrey into giving up a few days to shoot a quick appearance. Nothing with Carrey is anywhere near locked yet, so watch this space for news as we get it.

The new movie, based on the work of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr, is setting up to shoot in Toronto next month and will hit UK cinemas on July 19 next year.


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god no
that's all i need to say More

Posted by cra1gs at 19:57 on 22 August 2012 | Report This Post

Sophie Wu
I just hope Sophie Wu is in it again she's so hot. More

Posted by rtleeson at 19:15 on 21 August 2012 | Report This Post

It is only this sad thing...
I have read Kick Ass 2 the comic. The first instalment was very faithfull to the comic. So there is reason to belive this one will be too. But.. Kick Ass 2 sucks. Sad to say.. It has more of what made the original cool but none of what made it unique. I can only hope that the director knows where to cut and where to ad. More

Posted by Overmind at 17:49 on 21 August 2012 | Report This Post

No Vaughn?
I would feel a lot better if I knew Goldman was writing and Vaughn was directing. I know he's doing X-Men but I'd rather see him do a Kick-Ass Sequel than an X-Men sequel. More

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