Jim Carrey For 'Kick-Ass 2' Role?
The man with the rubber face, aka Jim Carrey, is being sought after for a role in the upcoming superhero-with-a-difference movie, Kick-Ass 2. According to Deadline, the funny-man—famed for his roles in Dumb and Dumber and Ace Ventura, plus more serious fare Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind—is a big fan of Kick-Ass writer Matthew Vaughn, and could be open to making a cameo appearance in the follow up.
The character he is rumored to be up for is called Colonel Stars. In the comics he first worked for crime-boss Genovese before changing sides and deciding to fight crime. Colonel Stars worked together with Lieutenant Stripes and formed Justice Forever, a sort of superhero recruitment center who went on missions to kick bad guys' asses.
It could be a really interesting character for Carrey to play because the Colonel is quite a complex figure. Although he appears tough on the outside, he is actually a born-again Christian and the guns he carries are empty and are there purely for intimidation purposes.
Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall opens summer, 2013.