Jim Carrey in `Kick-Ass 2`?

Updated: Aug 22, 2012, 09:24 AM IST

New York: `Bruce Almighty` star Jim Carrey is being courted by the Universal Pictures to take on a role in `Kick-Ass 2`.

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

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