JIM CARREY OFFICIALLY JOINS THE CAST OF ‘KICK ASS 2: BALLS TO THE WALL’
Jim Carrey has played a wide range of roles in his lengthy career — he’s done broad mainstream comedies, family films, superhero movies, indie sci-fi romances, serious dramas, and even a little bit of horror. By taking on supporting roles in quirky, challenging films like I Love You, Philip Morris, Carrey seems content to leave his comedic superstar status behind in order to explore smaller roles in more interesting films.
Case in point, Carrey’s latest gig is a supporting role in Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall , the sequel to 2010′s “what if ordinary shmucks actually tried to be superheroes” flick, Kick-Ass, which was adapted from the funny, but brutally violent Marvel Comics series by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. Carrey will play a character named Colonel Stars, and Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar seems pretty pumped about landing the veteran funny man:
Ugh. I completely disagree with Millar in regards to Cage’s portrayal of Big Daddy. I hated that psuedo-Adam West shtick he was doing with the character, and found him to be utterly ridiculous. That’s truly saying something in a movie that also features a 10-year-old girl slicing people to ribbons, but I digress.
I was pretty lukewarm on the prospects of Kick-Ass 2, but now with Carrey onboard, I’m intrigued to see what direction he takes with Colonel Stars. The weird, hyper-violent, yet very grounded universe that these characters inhabit could be a good place for Carrey to flex his acting chops and deliver something unique . Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall will be released on June 28, 2013