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Comedian Jim Carrey has thrown his flailing limbs and rubber face into a wild array of characters, but with Kick Ass 2, he's sure to tone down the slapstick and deliver a dark style of comedic bravado.
Writer-director Jeff Wadlow has picked up where Matthew Vaughn and his co-writer Jane Goldman left off, in a world where the exploits of the titular DIY superhero and the foul-mouthed and fearless Hit-Girl have urged others to join the vigilante fight for justice. Aaron Johnson and Chloe Moretz will reprise their roles, alongside Christopher Mintz-Plasse, whose aspiring supervillain Red Mist takes evil to the next level with the help of the brawny broad Mother Russia.
Carrey was recently—though albeit unconventionally—confirmed to have joined the cast as Colonel Stars, a part described as a "showy supporting role." But while the part itself might be quite snazzy, Colonel's costume lacks pizzazz. Check out some on set shots of Colonel, Kick-Ass, and a pair of curious new characters, below thanks to imgur.
In the graphic novels, Colonel Stars is the head of the crime-fighting team Justice Forever, but before he donned camo and rallied his troops against the powers of evil, he was mafia enforcer named Sal Bertolinni, who is actually referenced in Kick-Ass as being among Frank D'amico's gang. However, once he and his brother, Lieutenant Stripes, discovered religion, they sought repentance and redemption by taking their fight for good to the streets. The current cast listing for Kick-Ass 2 makes it unclear if Stripes will make an appearance in the movie, but it's nice to see Stars' trusted canine sidekick Sofia in these shots.
As for the other two new heroes seen above, it appears the redhead is Lindy Booth as Justice Forever member Night Bitch, who claims she was spurred into crime-fighting once her sister's murdered corpse was discovered in a dumpster. That leaves what looks to be Insect Man, played by Mirror Mirror's Robert Emms, looking pretty puny next to a more muscular than usual Johnson.
Kick Ass 2 is expected to hit theaters on June 28th, 2013.