Earlier this summer, we learned that a Kick-Ass sequel called Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall was likely to go into development and was likely to be written and directed by a guy named Jeff Wadlow. Well, turns out that not only is all of that coming to fruition, but a bunch of casting has already been taken care of, so now the film is looking (surprisingly enough) super official.
First off, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Moretz, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse were all rumored to be negotiating to come back and resume their roles from the first film, and that has indeed happened – but they’re not the only names that have officially come on board.
The storyline in Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.’s “Kick-Ass 2” comic revolves around Kick-Ass joining a newly formed crew of crime fighters called Justice Forever, which means that this new movie sequel is going to need to cast a lot of new actors in a lot of new superhero roles.
Donald Faison has already joined the film as a hero called Doctor Gravity, with Robert Emms set as a hero named Insect-Man, and now THR is reporting that TV vet Lindy Booth is likely to join the cast as another member of that super-tight crew of superheroes, Night-Bitch. If Clark Duke ends up signing back on and reclaiming his role as Marty Eisenberg from the first film, that would leave a husband-and-wife team called Remembering Tommy and the Justice Forever co-founders Colonel Stars and Lieutenant Stripes left to cast as far as far as the new team is concerned.
That is, if Wadlow’s script will be recreating the team from the comics exactly. Other outfits have reported that Jim Carrey has been approached to play the role of “The Colonel,” which mysteriously drops the word “Stars” from the character’s name and might be an indication that a couple of these characters will be merged together or left out of the new film entirely. For what it’s worth, the same THR report that announced the involvement of Booth said that Carrey signing on as The Colonel is very unlikely, and at most the actor might be able to show up for a brief cameo.