Looks like the Kick-Ass sequel is getting an extra dose of wackiness. Comedic legend Jim Carrey has officially been signed on to be a part of the over-the-top superhero follow-up to the 2010 film.
Carrey will be portraying Colonel Stars, a reformed villain / born-again Christian tough guy. In the comics, he and his partner Lieutenant Stripes form a superhero team called Justice Forever which Kick-Ass later joins. This group will be a part of the story in Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall, most likely to battle against the antagonist Red Mist.
Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar expressed excitement once word broke out that the funnyman actor was locked up for the role.
I'll admit, I didn't watch Kick-Ass and know next to nothing about the story. Jim Carrey coming on board gets me a little intrigued though. I'm sure there will be a lot more buzz on his inclusion once the first trailer is released. Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall is scheduled to be out June 28th, 2013.