'Scrubs' Actor Donald Faison Cast to Play Dr. Gravity in 'Kick-Ass 2'
Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar is known for talking a big game and not always delivering on his promises. Nemesis, American Jesus, Superior, Secret Service, and Supercrooks haven't exactly panned out the way he intended so far, but Kick-Ass 2 is surprisingly actually going to happen with Jeff Wadlow taking over for Matthew Vaughn in the director's chair. Now that most of the original cast have signed back on for the sequel, other supporting roles are being sought out. Deadline reports that "Scrubs" star Donald Faison is in talks to join the cast, making this his first wide release big screen appearance since Skyline. More below.
In Kick-Ass 2, Faison will be playing the "hero" Dr. Gravity, a member of Kick-Ass's newly formed "Justice Forever" group of superheroes as they battle against Christopher Mintz-Plasse's Red Mist villain from the first film. Seems like a fun piece of casting, and I'm generally a fan of Faison's comedy so I'm glad to see him in such a high-profile project. But my goodness, I saw the Wikipedia synopsis for the sequel comics on which this film is based, and this story gets freaking dark. I can't imagine a studio signing off on all of those events being translated to the screen, so we'll see what Wadlow and Matthew Vaughn (who's only producing instead of directing this time) can get away with in Kick-Ass 2. We'll keep you updated as production starts.