Jim Carrey Joins Cast of ‘Kick-Ass 2'

Jim Carrey has taken on the role of the colonel in "Kick-Ass 2" for director Jeff Wadlow, who tweeted the news this weekend.

Jim Carrey has joined the cast of “Kick-Ass 2: Balls to The Wall,” for director Jeff Wadlow who Tweeted the news this weekend. Carrey will play Colonel Stars who helps rally a group of misfit super-heroes on a quest to fight evil.

Getty ImagesThe sequel reunites Chloe Moretz, Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Nicolas Cage.  Wadlow tweeted: "6 days till we start shooting… and we officially have our Colonel. Alrighty f’n then.”

This will be the first comic book film for Carrey since he played the role of The Riddler in “Batman Forever.”

Calls to Carrey's representatives were not immediately returned.

The sequel will be supervised by the director and co-writer of “Kick-Ass,” Matthew Vaughn. It will be released through Universal next summer.

In the comic book, which the film is based on, Colonel Stars is a member of Justice Forever, a poor man’s justice league. Colonel Stars gets out of the mafia and finds solace in Justice Forever. This will be the first comic book film for Carrey since he played the role of The Riddler in the 1995 film “Batman Forever.”