Casting for Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall has kicked into high gear, and now the sequel to 2010’s popular superhero spoof is courting Jim Carrey for one of its roles. Outlets are reporting that the actor is being sought out to play The Colonel, a character who rallies the heroes to action, in the Jeff Wadlow-directed film.
Carrey has been a somewhat vocal fan of Matthew Vaughn’s original film, going as far as to wear a Kick-Ass costume while performing the song “Superman” by Five for Fighting with Conan O’Brien when the comedian toured the country after losing his show on NBC.
The news is wishful casting this point, as Carrey has not officially entered negotiations. If he does sign on, he would join new additions Donald Faison as Dr. Gravity, Morris Chestnut as Hit Girl’s (Chloe Moretz) guardian and Robert Emms as Insect Man.
Kick-Ass 2 was just dated for release on June 28th, 2013 and will film this fall. We’ll keep you posted when we hear more.