Jim Carrey in line to join Kick-Ass 2?

Star could play Colonel Stars

Kick-Ass 2 could be on the brink of securing a major new name to join its ensemble cast, with Jim Carrey reportedly on Warner's wish-list for the upcoming sequel.

Deadline reports that the studio is keen to add Carrey to its lineup, with the role of Colonel Stars earmarked for the rubber-faced actor. Stars is a founding member of Justice Forever, a group of crime-fighters for which he is in charge of recruitment.

No deal is in place as yet, but an initial approach is thought to have been made, and Carrey is known to be a fan of the original movie. As stunt casting goes, it would certainly be an eye-catching move.

Carrey hasn't made a movie since family comedy Mr. Popper's Penguins back in 2011, and before that his last major role was Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. Should Universal put an attractive deal on the table, this could be the perfect project to put himself back in the limelight.

Directed by Jeff Wadlow (original helmer Matthew Vaughn returns as producer) and starring Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and John Leguizamo, Kick-Ass 2 opens in the UK on 19 July 2013.

Would Carrey be a good pick for Colonel Stars? Tell us, below!


    • micirox

      Aug 21st 2012, 8:31

      Let's just hope it won't be like a comedic role, like his riddler and batman. Can't wait for Kick-a*s 2 anyhow.

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    • Hadouken76

      Aug 21st 2012, 8:53

      So he's the Nick Fury of Kick a$$? Hey, how come TF can say the A-word but we can't ? That sucks ***!

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    • Scrat

      Aug 21st 2012, 11:20

      I don't see it. Wish I could but I don't. I pictured Colonel Stars played someone who looks and acts like he's hard. I actually think the ideally suited actor for the role would be Bruce Willis, although that could cost a fortune. Jim Carrey just doesn't seem buff enough or serious looking for the role. Colonel Stars is a tough, committed leader who used to work for the mob. Jim Carrey is a goofy, slapstick actor who I'd probably still see as the Riddler somehow. Or you know... Ace Ventura. But hey, who knows ?

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    • MikeyRix

      Aug 21st 2012, 12:00

      Noooooo no no no no no nooooo!

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    • blade32

      Aug 21st 2012, 13:03

      That sounds sweet! Carrey would be awesome in this!

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    • ilikescifi

      Aug 21st 2012, 14:39

      What about I Love You Philip Morris with Ewan McGregor? That was brilliant!

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 21st 2012, 15:21

      I just have a hard time seeing Jim accept a role for such a violent and profane movie.

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