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Jim Carrey may have said adios to the 'Dumb and Dumber' sequel, but that hardly means he's retreating from showbiz altogether. The actor/comedian has just landed a role in Jeff Wadlow's 'Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall.' He will play The Colonel (aka Colonel Stars), a founding member of the Justice Forever organization that will feature prominently in the sequel's plot. The Colonel used to work for John Genovese, the main villain in the first book who was renamed Frank D'Amico in Matthew Vaughn's film. He and Lieutenant Stripes left Genovese's operation prior to Kick-Ass and Hit Girl taking it all down. Carrey was offered the part last month, but it was unclear whether he would accept. Mark Millar had this to say about Carrey's casting...
"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."
I'm not sure how to feel about this. I recognize that Carrey is a solid actor, and he's turned in some great performances in the past. However, he's had a long run of lackluster projects that has sort of excised him from favor with many film-goers. I liked 'I Love You Phillip Morris' quite a bit, but things like 'Yes Man,' 'Mr. Popper's Penguin's,' and 'The Number 23' create a dizzying array of awful. It's really the excitement Millar has for Carrey coming aboard that instills optimism in me. Millar makes a good point about the comedic elements Nicolas Cage brought to Big Daddy, and that quickly became one of my favorite of Cage's long catalog of characters. I just hope Carrey is able to artfully walk the line between comedy and a more grounded performance.
What do you guys think? Is Jim Carrey the right choice for The Colonel?
Source: Millar World