Carrey is no stranger to the genre after his excellent performance in Batman Forever as The Riddler. In what was the only credible thing about the film Carrey nailed the part of the maniacal villain. His A-list presence and versatility will be a huge boost to the Kick-Ass franchise. The Colonel has a trusted sidekick in the form of a masked German shepherd known as Sophia and their combined talents have us licking our lips with anticipation.
In 2010, Mark Millar committed to writing the Third volume to the Kick-Ass comic series and he delivered. The story sees the characters from Kick-Ass evolve as they each take different paths. Kick-Ass attempts to put together a band of crime fighting superheroes to take on Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), now known as the Motherf*cker, and his newly formed crew of supervillains. The sequel comic book was a hit with fans and Millar has said he has a further two as yet untitled volumes in mind to end the series.
Chloe Grace Moretz returns as Mindy Macready aka Hit Girl. The scene-stealing wonder that dazzled audiences in the first instalment is now older and wiser. She attempts to put her crime fighting past behind her and live a normal life of a 12 year old girl. We can expect a lot more of the same as Hit Girl is lured back to her superhero calling to literally kick ass!
With any sequel come new characters to mix it up with the old. Along with Carrey’s Colonel Stars and Stripes, expect good turns from Donald Faison (Scrubs’ Dr Turk to you and me) as Doctor Gravity and Clarke Duke (Greek), back as Kick-Ass’s best friend Marty, now with an alter ego of his own in Battle Guy. Other characters to look out for are John Leguizamo’s Javier and Lindy Booth’s Night Bitch.