A short while ago, we reported that Universal was interested in Jim Carrey for a role in Jeff Wadlow’s Kick-Ass 2. Now, Carrey’s role has been confirmed by the director himself via Twitter. Carrey will play Colonel Stars, a founding member of Justice Forever who recruits heroes to the crime fighting group. The sequel also features the return of Aaron Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Nicolas Cage and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. To see what Wadlow had to say about adding Carrey to the cast as well as a wrap up of casting so far, hit the jump.
After yesterday’s news that Universal was courting Jim Carrey for Jeff Wadlow’s Kick-Ass 2, now Lindy Booth (Dawn of the Dead) is in talks to star as yet another hero. Carrey was sought to play Colonel Stars, who forms the heroic team, Justice Forever. While Carrey may not take the role, Booth is currently in negotiations to star as the Night Bitch, a member of Justice Forever.
Kick-Ass 2, which features the return of stars Aaron Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, stars filming next month in Toronto and New York. Hit the jump for more on Booth, Night Bitch and a recap of the casting so far.
Universal reportedly wants Jim Carrey to join the ass kicking in director Jeff Wadlow’s Kick-Ass 2. The sequel to Matthew Vaughn’s 2010 original film adaptation of the Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. comic already features returning cast members Aaron Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Nicolas Cage and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Carrey is being sought to play the role of Colonel Stars, a founding member of Justice Forever who recruits heroes to the crime fighting group. Deadline reports that, though Carrey is a fan of Vaughn’s original film, no deals are in place yet. Do you think Carrey would be a good fit for the Colonel? Let us know in the comments!
Two more bits of casting news this evening. Here they are in brief:
- Yancy Butler, who appeared as Angie D’Amico in Kick-Ass, is set to return in the same role for the Jeff Wadlow-directed sequel.
- Jonathan Daniel Brown (Project X) is set to join the cast of the horror comedy Milo, also starring Ken Marino, Gillian Jacobs and Peter Stormare.
Hit the jump for details on both projects.
With reports swirling about that Kick-Ass co-writer Jane Goldman is currently writing that film’s sequel, the X-Men: First Class co-scribe took to Twitter earlier today in an attempt to set the record straight. Via two different tweets, Goldman denied reports that she is already hard at work on Kick-Ass 2 saying:
“Saw a few erroneous reports today that I’m currently writing Kick Ass 2 script – sorry if anyone’s disappointed, but not true. Currently writing for 2 other projects, then on to lovely Matthew V’s next thing (right now, looks unlikely to be KA2) when X-Men post-prod’ ends.”
Based upon the above, if Goldman’s not working on the Kick-Ass 2 script and it’s “unlikely” that director Matthew Vaughn’s next film will be Kick-Ass 2, then what’s Vaughn working on after X-Men: First Class? For my best guess, hit the jump.