With Kick-Ass 2 set to go into production in Toronto next month, Universal Pictures and director Jeff Wadlow are busy putting the last pieces of the cast together, and are currently courting Jim Carrey to play Colonel Stars, according to Deadline. It isn’t known how interested the actor is.
The character helps form the superhero ensemble known as Justice Forever, which Kick-Ass (Aaron Johnson) becomes a part of. Chloe Moretz (Hit Girl), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Red Mist), Nicolas Cage (Big Daddy), and Yancy Butler (Angie D’Amico) will reprise their roles from Kick-Ass. New additions to the cast include John Leguizamo, Donald Faison, Morris Chestnut, and Robert Emms.
Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down) is directing from his own screenplay, based on the comic book series created by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. Kick-Ass 2 will be released next year.