Jim Carrey has been confirmed to star in the the forthcoming super hero flick Kick Ass 2.

As we reported rumours had been circulating that the producers really wanted Carrey to play Colonel Star. These were further fueled by Director Jeff Wadlow who hinted that the Dumb and Dumber star had joined the cast. It has since been reported that the star will indeed be appearing in the upcoming film. Carey will play Colonel Stars, a member of the crimefighting team Justice Forever.

Speaking about the stars appointment to the role Kick Ass creator Mark Millar said '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.'

'We didn’t quite know what Jim was going to be doing in the sequel,' he continued, 'but the entire team loves him to bits and I’ve been a fan since I first saw him'.

Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Passe and Nicholas Cage are all set to return to the film which is to released next year and apparently there is still more surprises in store according to Miller 'The movie runs from Hit-Girl #1 to Kick-Ass 2 #7,' he said, 'and fans of the comic will know that the part of Uncle Ralphie is still to be announced. He’s the big bad from the Hit-Girl series and you, my friends, are in for a treat'.