'Kick-Ass 2' Director Seems to Confirm Jim Carrey as 'The Colonel'
As filming on the sequel to Kick-Ass begins this week (we're not sure if it's called Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall or not), it sounds like we have some confirmation of an exciting cast addition. Just a couple a weeks ago we heard that Jim Carrey was being offered the role of The Colonel in the sequel directed by Cry_Wolf helmer Jeff Wadlow. Now it looks like an update on Twitter (via ScreenRant) from the filmmaker himself seems to confirm Carrey's involvement as the new character who joins Justice Forever, the team of new heroes, including Kick-Ass (Aaron Johnson), who unite to take down Red Mist and his team of villains.
Wadlow tweeted a couple days ago, "6 days till we start shooting… and we officially have our Colonel. Alrighty f’n then." As you an see, he doesn't mention Carrey by name, but using a more profane version of his Ace Ventura's signature "Alrighty then" line pretty much seals the deal. This will be the first comic book flick since Carrey took on the role of The Riddler in Batman Forever, a performance that was perfect for the actor, but just happened to exist in a subpar Batman film that returned the hero to his cheesy, 60s TV roots. But knowing how dark and twisted the Kick-Ass comics are, I think this will be something very refreshing for Carrey and all the fans who have been waiting for another great performance.
If the movie sticks to the comic, there's a good chance Carrey might have a counterpart as The Colonel used to work for John Genovese (the character is Mark Strong's Frank D'Amico in the movie), but joins Justice Forever along with a henchman who becomes Lieutenant Stripes. Since this is a fairly highly anticipated project, I'd imagine we'll get some kind of official press release announcing the start of production, complete with confirmation that Carrey is indeed part of the cast along with new members Donald Faison playing Dr. Gravity and Robert Emms playing Insect Man, two members of the superhero team. The Kick-Ass sequel hits theaters June 28th, 2013. Stay tuned.