There was a time when many believed a Kick-Ass sequel was not happening. Thank goodness we were wrong. Not only is Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall being developed, the cast opposite of returning stars Aaron Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse is taking shape nicely. It's the newest addition, however that could have the biggest impact on this aniticipated follow-up.
I'm not talking about Lindy Booth possibly coming in as Night Bitch. The news is Universal is reportedly wooing Jim Carrey to play The Colonel. This Colonel has been described as a "showy supporting character, who "helps galvanize the team of misfit super heroes assembled to fight evil." Yeah that's something Carrey could provide for Balls to the Wall, which should be in theaters on June 28, 2013.
Here's quick look at The Colonel from the pages of the Kick-Ass comic.
Playing an over-the-top hero like this would be old hat to Carrey (remember The Mask and his turn as The Riddler in Batman Forever?). Dude has the credentials, although those weren't the greatest super hero flicks.
Universal has already made nice moves with the additions of Scrubs stand out Donald Faison and the awesome John Leguizamo for Jeff Wadlow's turn at the helm. Plus you can't overlook the importance of Nic Cage returning in a limited role.
If it isn't obvious to you by now, I would love Carrey in a supporting role of this magnitude. He's not the main man here, but won't exactly be overshadowed either. Let's just say he could use the rebound of being in a good movie. Of course, nothing is official and it's all speculation until Carrey signs on for real.
Run-of-mill citizens will lend a hand to Kick-Ass and crew in Balls to the Wall, and with the way the first one ended, I can't wait to see what's in store for the sequel.