Jim Carrey is set to cameo in the forthcoming sequel to the superhero comedy Kick-Ass. The film's director, Jeff Wadlow, and the writer of the original comic, Mark Millar, have each dropped heavy hints via Twitter that Carrey will play a new character, Colonel Stars, an ex-thug who sets up the superhero team Justice Forever.
"6 days till we start shooting… and we officially have our Colonel. Alrighty f'n then," tweeted Wadlow, using one of Carrey's catchphrases. Millar later tweeted that the actor playing Colonel Stars "lives with 200 raccoons and parrots, owns the mask of Loki and [was] named by Spielberg as a genius". Those comments reference, respectively, Carrey's roles in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and The Mask, and a spat with Steven Spielberg in 1995 that ended with