Thu, 23 Aug 2012 11:20:49 GMT | By PTI

Jim Carrey in 'Kick-Ass 2'?

'Bruce Almighty' star Jim Carrey is being courted by Universal Pictures to take on a role in 'Kick-Ass 2'.

Jim Carrey in 'Kick-Ass 2'? (© Reuters)

The 50-year-old actor will reportedly play Colonel Stars, a military-themed superhero who founds Justice Forever, a team consisting of crime-fighting heroes.

The actor is said to be a fan of the action fantasy movie, but so far no deals are in place, Deadline reported.

Set to be a follow-up to the Matthew Vaughn-directed movie, the sequel has Jeff Wadlow on board as the helmer. The movie will bring back Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloe Moretz and Nicolas Cage as Kick-Ass, Red Mist, Hit Girl and Big Daddy respectively.

Carrey's last big screen outing was 2011's 'Mr Popper's Penguins'. He will next be seen in 'Burt Wonderstone', which also stars Steve Carell.

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