Looks like Jim Carrey is returning to the comic book genre. The versatile actor, who's done his fair share of comedy and drama, has apparently joined Kick-Ass 2, the sequel to the 2010 film based on the Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. comic.
Millar and director Jeff Wadlow have strongly hinted Carrey's appearance as Colonel Stars. He's an ex-thug turned creator of the superhero team Justice Forever. Wadlow tweeted, "6 days till we start shooting... and we officially have our Colonel. Alrighty f'n then." As you can see, he finished it off with Carrey's catchphrase that's featured in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.
Millar also threw in his two cents, stating, "Clue -- he lives with 200 raccoons and parrots, owns the mask of Loki and [was] named by Spielberg as a genius." Hmm, he loves animals, has a famous mask, and was once praised by Spielberg. Sounds like Carrey to us!
Does anyone find the irony in Stars leading a group called Justice Forever? Our minds went directly to Batman Forever, in which Carrey played the spandex-clad Riddler. Prior to that, he starred in 1994's The Mask, which was also based on a comic book series. It will be great to see him tackle such a colorful role, but don't expect a lot of screentime. Sources claim Colonel Stars is merely a cameo. But if anyone can make the most of a few minutes, it's Carrey.
Kick-Ass 2 opens June 28.
(via The Guardian)