Kick Ass 2: Balls to the Wall

Rumors have been floating around the past week about Jim Carrey joining the cast of Kick Ass 2: Balls to the Wall, and director Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down) confirmed the suspicions over the weekend when he tweeted out a little pet detective reference. <blockquote class=”twitter-tweet tw-align-center”><p>6 days till we start shooting… and we officially have our Colonel. Alrighty f’n then! @<a href=”https://twitter.com/chloegmoretz”>chloegmoretz</a> @<a href=”https://twitter.com/mintzplasse”>mintzplasse</a> @<a href=”https://twitter.com/donald_faison”>donald_faison</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/search/%23kickass2″>#kickass2</a></p>&mdash; Jeff Wadlow (@JeffWadlow) <a href=”https://twitter.com/JeffWadlow/status/242011635043160065″ data-datetime=”2012-09-01T21:30:44+00:00″>September 1, 2012</a></blockquote> <script src=”//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script> The Colonel he’s referring to (alongside Ace Ventura) is Colonel Stars – a complicated character with a rough exterior and often-kind internal drive. He’s a born-again Christian who used to work for the crime boss featured in the first film, and he goes on to start a hero group called Justice Forever. As far as Carrey is concerned, the man has proven over and over again that his talent goes far beyond the elastic faces of his youth. He’s got serious chops – the kind that are grounded but extreme enough to fit into this universe perfectly.  

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Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall

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.

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Kick-Ass Hit Girl

No one can be blamed for not trusting comic writer Mark Millar when he announced Kick-Ass 2 happening, ad nauseum, from the day after Kick-Ass hit theaters. He was the boy who cried sequel, but lo and behold, it might actually happen. According to Deadline Glentondale, Chloe Moretz, Aaron Johnson and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are all in talks to join the project. This comes on the heels of director Matthew Vaughn potentially directing Max Barry’s “Lexicon.” The sequel will be directed by its writer, Jeff Wadlow (Cry_Wolf, Never Back Down). It’s doubtful that the movie will be filming by this summer, as Millar recently claimed, but it’s more than possible that it will move forward under the purview of Universal and give fans another chance to see Moretz beat the life out of a bunch of bad guys. Of course, if the insider giving Deadline the info is Mark Millar, another grain of salt might be necessary.

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There’s no director set. No cast. And Lionsgate wasn’t just thrilled about getting another Kick Ass out into the streets. Apparently none of that matters because comic creator Mark Millar is boasting a summer shooting schedule for a movie that has appeared dead since early last year. Of course, this comes after the last time Millar claimed Kick Ass 2: Balls to the Wall would be moving forward, and the time before that. In his latest interview with the Daily Record, Millar upped the ante by stating that the sequel to the Matthew Vaughn-directed ode to violence would start shooting this summer in addition to a film version of his comic “American Jesus.” A movie he first announced three years ago. He also claimed that he was responsible for Marvel’s success and the hype surrounding The Avengers, that he turns down tons of huge projects, and that he refuses to move to LA because he has major Hollywood players coming to him anyway. Seriously. The interview feature is a must-read simply for how bodacious it is. His newest sci-fi book will be the biggest franchise since Star Wars? This guy has brass bollocks. It’s a shame not even half the stuff he says publicly comes to pass.  

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