Kick Ass 2 Director Jeff Wadlow Hints That Jim Carrey Is On Board
Those who were hoping that Jim Carrey would get on board with Kick Ass 2: Balls to the Wall will likely appreciate this update. While it's not exactly official confirmation in the traditional sense, the word "officially" was used in the tweet director Jeff Wadlow posted this weekend, which stated that the film has its Colonel. And a very familiar (slightly modified) Jim Carrey quote was used in the process.
Last month, we learned that Carrey was being pursued to play the role of the Colonel in the follow-up for the 2010 action comedy Kick-Ass. Since then, we were left to wonder whether or not it would actually happen. Wadlow tweeted some good news this weekend:
So, technically he doesn't say Jim Carrey (nor does he include Carrey's Twitter in the Tweet), but the words "alrighty" and "then," when in proximity of one another as they are here, are likely to be most associated with Carrey's memorable pet detective character Ace Ventura. So, while it's probably safe to assume he's referring to Carrey here, the cautious side of me will leave a margin for misinterpretation. But if it's true, Carrey fans can celebrate by dancing with penguins, if you have happen to have any (Mr. Popper's, freezer-dwelling or otherwise).
The Colonel is described as a "showy supporting role," who "helps galvanize the team of misfit super heroes assembled to fight evil." It sounds like a role well-suited for Carrey, and by his super-name, I can only imagine his costume situation - there's definite potential there. Beyond that, assuming Kick-Ass 2 carries on the same violent tone as its predecessor, I'd be very interested to see if there's a dark streak in this character. By the description, the Colonel sounds like a positive kind of guy, who rallies the troops to fight evil. But when push comes to shove, is he the kind of character to really throw down and get dirty (or bloody)? If so, I'm even more curious to see how Carrey would do with the role.
Aaron Johnson will return to his role as Kick-Ass, along with Chloe Moretz, who plays the ruthless Hit-Girl (and who I predict has only gotten more brutal with age). We'll also see Christopher MIntz-Plasse returning as Chris D'Amico (or Red Mist). They'll be joined by newcomers John Leguizamo and Donald Faison.
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