Update: Jim Carrey has reportedly accepted the role of Colonel Stars in Kick-Ass 2

In an update to a previous story, Jim Carrey is definitely going to play Colonel Stars in Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall. Apparently, according to Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar, informal talks with Carrey started about two years ago, and as a good friend of Nicolas "Big Daddy" Cage as well as a fan of the first movie, he was ultimately won over. Millar also mentioned something about how Steven Spielberg would have totally cast him as Brody if he was making Jaws today. But I choose to think that in the end, it was because I begged and pleaded and prayed for this to happen. Yeah, that's probably it. My magical superfan prayers. (via I Heart Chaos)


  1. Huh.  I could totally see Jim Carrey as Chief Brody.  I’m having a much harder time casting a 21st century Quint, however.  If nothing else, assuming the role stays true to the grizzled veteran seafarer and shark-hunter, what would be the thirty-years-ago equivalent to the sinking of the USS Indianapolis? (EDIT: I thought for a second about the sinking of the HMS Sheffield during the Falklands War, but the mental image of a young Quint standing with the crew and singing “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life” while waiting to be rescued kinda sucks the drama out. The Sheffield took six days to sink. And the crew did sing that song while they waited.)

    Jonah Hill can be Hooper, as long as he plays it straight.  Hell, let’s make Lewis Black play Quint and just sit back and watch what happens.

    Thank God I’m not bankrolling this production.

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