It has been rumoured for some time now that Jim Carrey has been targeted to star in director Jeff Wadlow’s sequel, Kick Ass 2, as Colonel Stars. Carrey has openly admitted that he loved the first movie, yet nothing has been officially confirmed as to him being onboard. Shooting on the highly anticipated sequel is expected to begin this week, and Wadlow took to Twitter recently to announce when shooting is due to begin, and also give one hell of a hint that Carrey just might be onboard. Here is how his Tweet went:
“6 days till we start shooting… and we officially have our Colonel. Alrighty f’n then!”
Now, this could easily be taken the wrong way, and with nothing actually being officially confirmed yet, this could just be wishful thinking. However, the words “alrighty then” were made famous by a certain Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, the same Pet Detective that turned Jim Carrey into a star. Is this Wadlow’s cheeky way of telling us Carrey is indeed playing the Colonel, or is he simply teasing us and building something out of nothing? I do hope it means Carrey is in the film, but Wadlow has been known for bigging up false information just to engage interest in his work. Fingers crossed though eh…
It was also announced recently that Lindy Booth will be joining the cast as Night Bitch, a member of the Justice Forever team. Inspired by Kick-Ass, Night Bitch joins the Justice Forever in the hope of avenging her sisters death. With the talk that Colonel Stars is also to appear in the film (Carrey playing him or not), it would appear that Justice Forever will be playing a major part in the sequel.
Chloe Grace Moretz is returning as Hit-Girl, Aaron Johnson is back as Kick-Ass and Christopher Mintz-Plasse returns as Red Mist. New cast members include: John Leguizamo as one of Red Mists body guards, and Donald Faison as Doctor Gravity. It is also rumoured that Nic Cage might play a small cameo, in flashback form of course!
Matthew Vaughn is not directing this one, but he will produce. Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down, Cry Wolf) will both write and direct and the sequel has a title of Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall. It is also been said that the makers are indeed aiming for an R rating for the film, which could mean either an 18 or 15 cert here in the UK.
We will bring you more updates as they happen.
By Matt Wavish