‘Kick-Ass 2′ Set Photos: Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars (and More)

Published 1 year ago by , Updated September 25th, 2012 at 9:21 am,

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The last time Jim Carrey appeared in a comic book movie, it was 1995 and the rubber-faced actor was smoldering-hot off a string of comedic hits – Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, Dumb & Dumber – when he donned green tights and orange hair as the Riddler in Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever.

Carrey is returning to the superhero genre with Kick-Ass 2, the sequel to Matthew Vaughn’s self-satirical take on Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.’s comic book. Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down) is assuming writing and directing duties on Kick-Ass 2, since Vaughn is preoccupied with pre-production duties on X-Men: Days of Future Past. Carrey will play a more gruff costumed character in the sequel – the militaristic Colonel Stars.

Ex-Mafia enforcer (and born-again Christian) Sal Bertolinni is the man behind the Colonel Stars persona. In Kick-Ass 2, he founds Justice Forever (JF), a team of aspiring superheroes inspired by the example of Kick-Ass (Aaron Johnson) to help battle crime and corruption on the streets of New York. Recent photos from the Kick-Ass 2 set have revealed JF members Doctor Gravity (Donald Faison) and the husband-wife duo, Remembering Tommy.

Today, we have a handful of Kick-Ass 2 pics (via shot7photo) that reveal Carrey in costume, along with images of Lindy Booth (Dawn of the Dead, Cry_Wolf) as JF member Night B**ch. As you can see, Carrey’s appearance doesn’t deviate from John Romita Jr.’s source illustrations; Booth’s outfit, on the other hand, is a clear departure from NB’s original design (and an improvement, in this writer’s opinion).

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Lindy Booth as Night B**ch (CLICK FOR SET PHOTOS)

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Colonel Stars, as mentioned before, is a change of pace from Carrey’s customary comedy roles. The character avoids cursing when possible, takes an unrelenting aggressive stance against criminals, and sees his superhero duties as penance for the evil deeds he performed in service of the Genovese crime family. In Kick-Ass 2, he’s the antithesis to The Motherf**ker – the baddie formerly known as Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) – and his band of villainous teen delinquents.

Carrey buttoned down his outlandish quirks in films like The Truman Show, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and I Love You Phillip Morris, but the closest he’s come to this sort of character role before was with his darkly-layered performance in Schumacher’s The Number 23. That movie was critically-derided for several reasons, but Carrey’s acting was generally not one of them; hence, our interest is piqued to see how, exactly, he does playing the Colonel.

Kick-Ass 2 opens in theaters on June 28th, 2013.

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Source: Shot7photos & CBM

TAGS: kick ass, kick ass 2

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  1. This could be a pretty good follow up 2 the first one,at least I hope. Certainly should be better than the sequel 2 the comic that’s for sure. Kickass2 the comic sucked!! Just please don’t include that disgusting “rape ” scene in the film,because if it does I’LL no doubt walk out the theater.

    • i dont think they will put the rape scene in the movie might be a lil to much for ppl that havent read the comic

      • In kick ass 1 ( comics) Kick-ass came clean to the girl he is in love with that he is not gay. She had her current boy friend beat up kick-ass then she sent him a picture of her giveing her boyfriend a certain type of a “Duty”

        In Kick Ass 1 (Movie) Kick-Ass came clean to the girl he is in love with that he is not gay. She offers him to stay the night and they fall madly in love with each other.

        So yea do the math.

  2. Yesssssss haha!!

  3. Looks pretty accurate to the comics… I like it.

  4. Just throwing it out there. Wadlow directed “Never Back Down”, not “Wont Back Down”. Its actually not a bad movie either…super motivational.

  5. I’m glad to see that Night B**** has a more respectable costume.

    • Don’t be surprised to find the jacket is Booth’s and worn between takes. She likely has a skimpy outfit on underneath and keeps warm when not filming. As ever, the first glimpse of people on set, and people start assuming everything’s mise-en-scene. You may as well be asking why Colonel Stars is surrounded by cameras.

      • I thought that was just a scene where he was talking to news cameras in the movie or something.

        In any case, I hope that her costume is a bit different than the comic character, since that one makes her look not like a night vigilante, but another type of night worker on the streets.

  6. finally gonna see Jim in a real action/comedy film not like that cheesy Penguin film

  7. GO AWAY DISH! Ugh these plugs are getting way annoying. I like to read comments not plugments.

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