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)

Jim Carrey is being courted to play Colonel Stars in Kick Ass 2, perhaps change his career trajectory

News is emerging that Jim Carrey is being considered for a role in the sequel to 2010's Kick-Ass. While it's far from official casting news, I have to say that as a fan of both that movie and Jim Carrey, I really want to see this work out. Seriously. If I don't see Jim Carrey do something awesome soon, it will make me and all of his other devoted fans super, super sad. And who doesn't want to see him play a cool role in a comic book movie? The last time he did that was in Batman Forever, and believe me when I tell you this: No one wants to remember Batman Forever.

On the other hand, The Mask was based on a Dark Horse comic, culty like Kick-Ass, and that was very well-received. So, we know that Carrey can rock this. Anyway: Kick-Ass 2.

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