Three months after director Peter Farrelly confirmed that both original stars would reprise their iconic roles in the planned Dumb and Dumber sequel, Jim Carrey has exited from the project. Now comes word that the actor, who once played the Riddler in Batman Forever could be headed back into superhero territory.
Well, though still far from a sure thing, Carrey is reportedly being courted by Universal for a supporting role as The Colonel in Kick-Ass 2.
In the comic, one of the flashiest roles in the film is described as follows:
Colonel (Stars) shows contradictory elements in appearing to be a hardened tough guy when in reality sometimes appearing to be quite soft. He seems to be a genuine nice person making a difference. He later admits that although he has no problems letting his dog, Sofia, eat a criminal’s genitals, the guns he carries are empty and are there purely for intimidation purposes.
Carrey will join Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, John Leguizamo, Donald Faison, Robert Emms, Yancy Butler and Morris Chestnut in the adaptation of the Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. comic, scheduled for release on June 28th 2013.
The sequel which probably takes the comic title of Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall will be directed by Never Back Down helmer Jeff Wadlow and will feature a script by MatthewVaughn.
Carrey’s recent credits include Mr. Popper’s Penguins and I Love You Phillip Morris and coming up for the actor is the Incredible Burt Wonderstone.