Jim Carrey plays Colonel Stars and Stripes in Kick Ass 2, but today, just before the big press push leading up to the film’s August release, Carrey spoke out on Twitter against the film, saying he can no longer support it because of the violence.
Kick-Ass 2 comes out later this summer, and so far this is one of the few pictures to have been released from the set, but it’s a good one. You’ve got Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Kick-Ass and Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars and Stripes, the leader of ‘Justice Forever’, a super hero group that’s looking to grab up Kick-Ass as a recruit.
As Kick-Ass 2 heads closer to production, it looks like it’s confirmed that Jim Carrey will be joining the cast as superhero Colonel Stars.
Mark Millar kept insisting that a Kick-Ass 2 movie was really happening, and it looks like it’s for serious this time. Even with Chloe Moretz having a pretty full schedule right now, some how she’s going to squeeze in the time to do Kick-Ass 2, in which Hit Girl has the major role.
The first Kick-Ass comic book series amassed a pretty good sized fan base, large enough for Hollywood to greenlight a Kick-Ass movie. But despite stories that creator Mark Millar and Kick-Ass movie director Matthew Vaughn had been working on the Kick-Ass 2 comic and movie script simultaneously, it looks like as time passes that a second Kick-Ass movie may not happen at all.
If you’re keeping score, today’s the day that the first issue of Mark Millar’s Kick Ass 2 hits comic book store shelves. It’s got more ass kicking, more Red Mist and more Hit Girl.
The sequel to the New York Times best-selling comic—which spawned the hit movie—continues! When Dave Lizewski put on his mask and became Kick-Ass, he never imagined things would go this far. Now Dave comes face-to-face with a world he helped bring about, as his dreams of a world of superheroes come true…but will those dreams turn to nightmares? Don’t miss the comic book event of the year! Plus: Hit-Girl!
You can check out a preview here at CBR and see Hit Girl’s attempt to turn Kick Ass from a boy into a man. By fighting. Not… the other way.
Kick Ass 2 the comic book is well underway and creator Mark Millar said that the production on the movie is about “9 months away”. He’s released a number of panels that are completed from the comic book, including the first page and a page in which Hit Girl beats the piss out of Kick Ass.
Just as the first Kick Ass comic book was written pretty much simultaneously with the movie, so is its sequel. Mark Millar is hard at work at Kick Ass 2: Balls to the Wall, which will also be directed by Matthew Vaughn, and is focused on Red Mist’s bloody revenge on Hit Girl.