Red Mist has a new partner in crime.
British actor/magician Andy Nyman has joined the cast of “Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall,” with the thesp set to play a villain named “The Tumour.” The character, a member of Red Mist’s (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) gang of supervillains The Toxic Mega-Cunts, does not appear to have been featured in the Mark Millar comic-book series on which the sequel is based.
In addition to being known in his native country for his work as a magician, Nyman has starred in several British films including “Severance,” “Death at a Funeral” and “Black Death.” He’s also known for his television work, most recently with a starring role on the short-lived semi-improvisational series “Campus” on the U.K.’s Channel 4.
“Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall” is slated to begin filming next month, with original stars Aaron Johnson, Mintz-Plasse, and Chloe Moretz all confirmed to be reprising their roles as Kick-Ass, Red Mist and Hit-Girl, respectively. Also attached to the Jeff Wadlow-directed sequel are franchise newcomers John Leguizamo (as one of Red Mist’s bodyguards), Donald Faison (as superhero Dr. Gravity) and Morris Chestnut (as Hit-Girl’s guardian Marcus Williams), among others. In addition, Jim Carrey is reportedly being eyed for a character named The Colonel, a superhero who helps rally Kick-Ass and friends to action.
Universal has scheduled “Kick-Ass 2” for a June 28, 2013 release.
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