Jim Carrey is reportedly in talks with Universal Pictures to join the cast of Kick-Ass 2. Carrey would play the founder of the superhero team Justice Forever, Colonel Stars.
With the Kick-Ass 2 release date recently announced for June 28, 2013, the final pieces of the production should be falling into place very soon. Carrey would join Chloe Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, John Leguizamo, Donald Faison, and Aaron Johnson in the action comedy.
Carrey got his start in goofy comedic roles as Lloyd Christmas in Dumb and Dumber and the eponymous pet detective in the Ace Ventura movies. Check out some Ace Ventura quotes for a look at his early work.
Now Carrey splits his time between all out goofy characters and subtler, more nuanced roles.
Kick-Ass 2 will be directed by Jeff Wadlow, with the screenplay by the first film's director, Matthew Vaughn.