Jim Carrey Confirmed for ‘Kick-Ass 2′ as The Colonel [Updated]

Published 2 years ago by , Updated February 26th, 2013 at 7:12 am,

Kick Ass 2 Director Teases Jim Carrey as The Colonel Jim Carrey Confirmed for Kick Ass 2 as The Colonel [Updated]

UPDATE: Kick-Ass 2 co-creator Mark Millar has confirmed that Carrey is joining the film as The Colonel. Scroll down for Details. 

With only a few more days until cameras start rolling on Kick-Ass 2the movie’s production has now hit a breakneck pace, trying to get all of its ducks in a row. While many of the first film’s major players have already been tapped to reprise their roles, a few newcomers have also been added to the mix including Donald Faison (Doctor Gravity) and John Leguizamo (Red Mist’s bodyguard Javier). Still, as with any good sequel, there were many more roles to go around, a few of which had yet to be filled.

The newest rumor was that Universal was very interested in casting Jim Carrey for the role of The Colonel, better known to Kick-Ass fans as Colonel Stars. At the time, it seemed like a perfect role for Carrey, who most recently wrapped production on The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, and now it appears Universal may have gotten their wish.

Yesterday, Wadlow took to Twitter – as he has been doing in the days leading up to production – to confirm that the film had found its Colonel. Since this is obviously a major role, Wadlow didn’t announce the specific casting in 140 characters, but he provided a telling hint as to who it might be:

 “6 days till we start shooting… and we officially have our Colonel. Alrighty f’n then!”

It’s still not an outright confirmation by anyone at Universal that Jim Carrey has been cast, but the inclusion of “Alrighty f’n then” is very telling. Any fan of Carrey’s will recognize the signature catch phrase of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, a role that put the former In Living Color player on the map.

Since it’s the weekend, and a holiday weekend at that, we don’t expect any confirmation right now but, given the tease, we’re pegging Jim Carrey as having accepted the role. Like Nicolas Cage in the first film, Carrey will likely deliver a goofy superhero character – with a “badass” demeanor.

UPDATE: Mark Millar himself posted on his Millar World blog that Careey has accepted the role as Colonel Stars:

Matthew Vaughn, Jeff Wadlow and I did a conference call with Jim a couple of weeks back and we’ve been itching to talk about this ever since because the energy Jim’s going to bring to Colonel Stars has me buzzing as much as Nic Cage with Big Daddy. You have to remember that Big Daddy’s role before Cage came on was a much more straightforward bad-ass. It was Nic who gave him that Adam West delivery and brought this incredible warmth to the character, especially with regard to Mindy.

Nic is really good friends with Jim Carrey and it’s well known to everyone that Jim loved the first movie…. So we’ve been talking very informally about this for a little over two years now. We didn’t quite know what Jim was going to be doing in the sequel, but the entire team loves him to bits and I’ve been a fan since I first saw him.

This wouldn’t mark the first time Carrey has starred in a big budget superhero flick, though; back in 1995 he took on the role of The Riddler for Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever, a part that asked him to essentially play an exaggerated version of the characters he’d been playing. Colonel Stars, on the other hand, falls more in line with an aggressive military type, than a strictly comedy-fueled villain.

Colonel Stars in Kick Ass 2 Jim Carrey Confirmed for Kick Ass 2 as The Colonel [Updated]

In the Kick-Ass 2 comic (subtitled Balls to the Wall) Colonel Stars is a member of Justice Forever, a ‘poor man’s Justice League‘ formed by the series’ heroes. In addition to being a masked vigilante like Kick Ass and Hit Girl, Stars has close ties to the first comic series’ villain John Genovese – who was renamed Frank D’Amico for the films and played by Mark Strong. Colonel Stars, unlike D’Amico’s son Chris (now operating under the pseudonym Red Mist) was able to get out of the mafia racket, and find solace in Justice Forever.

This is a film adaptation, however, so expect some deviation to exist in Wadlow’s script, but we hope he preserves Mark Millar and John Romita’s character as best he can. Considering there are several actors we’d love to see Carrey reunite with – most obviously his Dumb and Dumber co-star Jeff Daniels – there’s also the hope Lieutenant Stripes, Stars’ brother, will also be included in the film.

As we mentioned before, Kick-Ass 2 begins filming in just a few short days so expect more casting from the film’s production, including confirmation of Carrey as The Colonel, soon.

Kick-Ass 2 is slated for a June 28, 2013 release date.

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Source: Jeff Wadlow

Updated Source: Millar World

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  1. Not just the Riddler in ‘Batman Forever’, but The Mask is also come from a Dark Horse comic book.Im very happy with the cast of this film, besides im not a big fan of Millar’s work afetr ‘Civil War’.

  2. Can’t wait for this!!! Im a HUGE Kick-Ass fan!

  3. Didn’t know about the Donald Faison news before either – this is the best knews I could’ve hoped for!

  4. Hopefully they wont cast him. Can’t stand that guy

  5. Mark Millar just tweeted this as pretty much 100% confirmation :

    @MintzPlasse @JeffWadlow clue- he lives with 200 raccoons and parrots, owns the mask of Loki and named by spielberg as a genius.

  6. he will always have a place in my heart as one of the funniest and greatest comedians in history. but, i think his serious roles are overrated and really not watchable. o.k. he had played two iconic comic figures,he had done his best under the directing of schumacher,he could have done something more craziness and seriousness with the -riddler- role,maybe if burton had did it back in time,but it wasn´t so. so,let´s see. i´m not a m.millar fan.

    • Eternal sunshine of a spotless mind… he was fantastic

      • One of my favorite films! He was fantastic

        • I find comedians always bring great performances when they do serious roles for some reason. Eg: Robin Williams. I like Carrey when he does something serious.

  7. @Deerang

    Millar always jumps the gun too soon. I wouldn’t be surprised if next week he said they start filming Nemesis next month.

  8. You do know right this isn’t even a rumor? Jim Carrey will be sgined on into Kick-Ass 2 as Colonel Stars and being apart of the film and cast.

    And they actually pushed the filming due date for “Dumb & Dumber 2″ into the spring or summer of 2013. So everybody chill/relax here… You will not be disappointed really. Jim Carrey will be on board with Dumb & Dumber 2 as well also. They couldn’t film Dumb & Dumber 2 because of The Newsroom was still airing.

    So, this what’s happens when you cannot wait any longer or wait a year be sgined on into a project. Well, Jim Carrey’s schedule was wide open free waiting for Dumb & Dumber 2 and The Newsroom to be finish. But he couldn’t wait any longer for the hack of it. Jim Carrey had to sgin on into something else like Kick-Ass 2, keep him busy for awhile. When the time comes and ready to do Dumb & Dumber 2 next year.

    Now you people know Jim Carrey’s next mission film project is after Kick-Ass 2. It’s the re-join tale film Dumb & Dumber 2, to be filmed next year into 2013.

  9. ALRIGHTY THEN!

  10. Interesting choice for the character. Well whoever plays the role, I bet the film would still be uber kick-ass! pun intended.

  11. This is all good news, but i’d rather know who is going to play Mother Russia.

  12. Anybody else see Carrey acting the as a slight version of Hank from Me, Myself and Irene in this? lol

  13. Awesome news! Was hoping he would be able to do Kick-Ass 2. I am getting more excited for this movie by the minute. Loved the first one and this one is shaping up to be well… even more KICK-ASS!!!

  14. Sweet

  15. Nice casting. Don’t think I’ll be rushing to see this.

    I read the comic, it’s just mindless violence and pure nastiness which is about all Millar is capable of these days, completely misses any of the clever subversive notes from the first book.