Jim Carrey added to Kick-Ass 2

Ace Ventura, Cable Guy and Truman Show star Jim Carrey cast in Kick-Ass 2: Balls To The Wall.

Jim Carrey Kick Ass 2
Jim Carrey Kick Ass 2
Jim Carrey in The Mask

According to Deadline, Jim Carrey, whose superhero outings to date have been 1994’sThe Mask and 1995’s Batman Forever, has been added to the cast of Kick Ass 2: Balls To Wall, based on the brilliantly violent and controversial comic-book by John Romita Jr and Mark Millar.

Carrey plays Colonel Stars, the leader of superhero team Justice Forever.

“Matthew Vaughn, Jeff Wadlow and I did a conference call with Jim a couple of weeks back and we’ve been itching to talk about this ever since, because the energy Jim’s going to bring to Colonel Stars has me buzzing as much as Nic Cage with Big Daddy,” creator Mark Millar commented on Millarworld

“You have to remember that Big Daddy’s role before Cage came on was a much more straightforward bad-ass. It was Nic who gave him that Adam West delivery and brought this incredible warmth to the character, especially with regard to Mindy… I’m so genuinely excited about this. I can’t wait to see what [Carrey] does once the cameras are on.”

Kick Ass 2: Balls To The Wall is due in cinemas from  in cinemas 19 July 2013. Pick up the first film on Blu-ray for £7.27 or DVD for £5.65 from Amazon.co.uk.