Jim Carrey Pursued For Kick-Ass 2 Role
File this one under very-unconfirmed at this point, but it's looking like there's a chance Jim Carrey could be headed back into superhero territory. The actor, who once played the Riddler in Batman Forever, is reportedly being "courted" to join the cast of the Kick-Ass sequel, Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall.
Kick-Ass 2 is set to be directed by Jeff Wadlow, and will see Chloe Moretz, Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Nicolas Cage returning for the super-hero sequel, along with John Leguizamo and Donald Faison. Between the new and returning stars, the cast is already shaping up to have even more star power than the first. And now it looks like there's a chance Carrey could be joining the mix.
Deadline posted the update today, stating that Universal is pursuing Carrey to play the role of The Colonel, a character described as a "showy supporting role," who "helps galvanize the team of misfit super heroes assembled to fight evil." That seems like the kind of character Carrey's well capable of taking on. But according to Deadline, it's uncertain whether Carrey will be on board to do it, though the site does note that he's a fan of Matthew Vaughn and the original film.
So, at the moment, nothing's confirmed, but it does sound like an interesting part, and if Carrey isn't the man to take the job, I'll be interested in hearing who is brought on board to fill the Colonel's shoes for the film.
Known mainly for his comedic work, Carrey's recent credits include Mr. Popper's Penguins and I Love You Phillip Morris. He's also taken on a few guest-starring roles on television (30 Rock, The Office) in recent years. Coming up for the actor is the Incredible Burt Wonderstone, and (possibly) the Dumb and Dumber sequel.
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