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    Jim Carrey Joins 'Kick-Ass 2'

    So is this considered a career jumpstart or setback?

    Yes, Kick-Ass 2 is an anticipated film, but it's not a highly-anticipated film.  Even though it's set to be released the middle of next June - the heart of the summer movie season - it's a follow-up to a modestly successful comic-book adaptation where not even the original film's director, Matthew Vaughn, is returning (he's moved onto bigger and better things with the X-Men franchise).

    Anyway, Deadline reports Jim Carrey (you know, once one of the biggest box office draws on the planet) has officially joined the cast of Kick-Ass 2 in the role of Colonel Stars.

    The film is set to start filming in just a few days but the sequel's new director, Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down), has confirmed the casting on his Twitter page:

    “6 days till we start shooting… and we officially have our Colonel. Alrighty f’n then!”

    For those unfamilar with the comic-book, Colonel Stars - or The Colonel - is a founding member of Justice Forever, a crime fighting group that recruits the main heroes from the first film.

    Here's hoping Carrey turns in an inspired performance.  It would be a great lead up to Dumber & Dumber 2.

    Kick-Ass 2 hit theaters June 28th, 2013 with returning cast members Aaron Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Nicolas Cage as well new additions Lindy Booth, Donald Faison, and John Leguizamo.

    Source: Deadline, Twitter

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