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Jim Carrey Officially Joins ‘Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall’

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Though it had been the word for a while, it’s now official: Jim Carrey has joined ‘Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall‘ as The Colonel, the leader of the Justice League-esque group Kick-Ass joins in the sequel.

Carrey will be joining returning cast members Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and recently signed Lindy Booth for the film. It seems that Carrey would be occupying the same role that Nicolas Cage played in the first film. This isn’t Carrey’s first go-around with a comic book adaptation, as he played The Riddler in Joel Schumacher’s ‘Batman Forever,’ to which it can be said is not as painfully embarrassing as ‘Batman and Robin’ (and similarly is not as much fun to watch). This news comes from Deadline Hollywood.

Carrey is at an interesting crossroad in his career as he doesn’t have any franchises to fall back on, and the actor – who once commanded $25 Million dollar paydays – hasn’t had a big hit film in nearly a decade. The last couple big movies (‘A Christmas Carol,’ ‘Yes Man’) did middling business, and we’re now almost two decades away from his run of hits in 1994 (‘Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,’ ‘The Mask’ and ‘Dumb and Dumber’). Carrey has proved himself to be a great actor when the material called for it (‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’), so this casting comes across as good news.

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