Posted on Monday, September 24th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
When Jeff Wadlow cast Jim Carrey in Kick-Ass 2, the movie went from geek anticipated property to mainstream legitimate. Carrey plays Colonel Stars (above), one of the many, many superheroes inspired by the actions of Kick-Ass (Aaron Johnson) and Hit-Girl (Chloe Moretz) in Matthew Vaughn’s first film. He’s the leader of Justice Forever, a superhero supergroup that Kick-Ass joins when Hit-Girl retires from the game. It’s a pivotal role in the film and Carrey’s interpretation of the major ass-kicker should be a sight to behold.
Kick-Ass 2 is currently filming aimed at a June 28, 2013 release and images of Carrey on set have leaked onto the internet. Check them out below.
Here are the images from Newscom and StarFeine via Geek Tyrant.
There’s even a set video found by Superhero Hype.
In the Kick-Ass 2 comic book, written by Mark Millar and drawn by John Romita Jr., who co-created the characters, Colonel Stars is certainly a bigger guy. But Carrey fits much better into the film version of this series’ world. Even Hit-Girl and Kick-Ass, while kids, look pretty intimidating in the comic books. In the movie, however, they look more goofy. It’s likely in keeping with Matthew Vaughn’s choice to have the heroes in the story look slightly more reaslistically wacky and weak that Carrey was cast. It’ll make the eventual showdown with Red Mist/The Motherfucker (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) and his hired thugs that much more intense.
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