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Kick-Ass 2 Writer Mark Millar Shares His Thoughts
04 Sep 2012    

By Tommy Pihl (JCO Editor-In-Chief)

"Kick-Ass" comic book writer Mark Millar posted news on his website today following up the cast news of Jim Carrey joining the cast of the upcoming superhero action comedy.

You can read his thoughts on the movie and when they had the first contact with Jim Carrey. He also reveals that the first 30 minutes of the "Kick-Ass 2" movie will be based on his Hit-Girl comics. From Hit-Girl issue #1 to Kick-Ass 2 issue #7. Jim Carrey's character Colonel Stars appears first time in Kick-Ass 2.


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MARK MILLAR'S THOUGHTS:

Matthew Vaughn, Jeff Wadlow and I did a conference call with Jim a couple of weeks back and we've been itching to talk about this ever since because the energy Jim's going to bring to Colonel Stars has me buzzing as much as Nic Cage with Big Daddy. You have to remember that Big Daddy's role before Cage came on was a much more straightforward bad-ass. It was Nic who gave him that Adam West delivery and brought this incredible warmth to the character, especially with regard to Mindy.

Nic is really good friends with Jim Carrey and it's well known to everyone that Jim loved the first movie. In fact, I think he had lunch with Vaughn the day before that Conan O'Brien kick-Ass/ Superman duet you can see in the link. So we've been talking very informally about this for a little over two years now. We didn't quite know what Jim was going to be doing in the sequel, but the entire team loves him to bits and I've been a fan since I first saw him. I remember reading an interview with Spielberg, a great one back in Empire for a JAws anniversary, where he was saying that Jim would be his choice for Chief Brodie were he shooting Jaws now. He said he could see the brilliant dramatic range Jim had as well as the comedy people knew him for at that time. For all these reasons, combined with the conversation we had with him on the phone, I'm so genuinely excited about this. I can't wait to see what he does once the cameras are on.

-- Source: Millarworld. Click to comment this article.

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