Jeff Wadlow hints at casting Jim Carrey in Kick-Ass 2

Kick-Ass 2 is set to begin filming any day now, and with all the rest of the film's key players confirmed and in place, director Jeff Wadlow has dropped a rather significant hint that Jim Carrey will be among them.

The director took to Twitter over the weekend to reveal that the role of the Colonel has been cast, before dropping a nudge-nudge wink-wink reference to a certain rubber-faced star.

”6 days till we start shooting…" said Wadlow through the social networking site, "and we officially have our Colonel. Alrighty f’n then!” That'll be Carrey's catchphrase from Ace Ventura , right there. We'd say that's as close to a confirmation as it comes.

Carrey will be playing Colonel Stars, a gruff ex-military man in charge of recruiting and leading Justice Forever, a kind of rag-tag Justice League formed by the comic-book's motley collection of heroes. He also has ties to the mob gang run by Frank D'Amico, although he left organised crime many years ago in order to have a crack at fighting it.

It sounds like a less comedic role than Carrey's usual metier, and we reckon he's an exciting choice for the part. Co-starring Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kick-Ass 2 will open in the UK on 19 July 2013.

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