Jim Carrey hasn’t touched a superhero movie since his turn as The Riddler in Batman Forever, a justifiable choice considering the film’s poor reception. But after nearly two decades away from the genre, the actor dons a new mask for writer/director Jeff Wadlow’s sequel Kick-Ass 2, a role he signed onto earlier this month. The movie is currently in production in Toronto, and if some new set images are any indication, it’s a big departure from his days of hamming it up as Joel Schumacher’s goofy green villain.

Carrey was spotted in full camo regalia as his character Colonel Stars, a co-founder of the superhero alliance Justice Forever. In the low-rent vigilante tradition of the first film, his getup looks homemade and ridiculous. My favorite detail is the American flag mask seen on the German Shepard at Carrey’s side that’s meant to portray Stars’ “testicle-eating dog”, Sofia. The images also show his co-stars in costume as Night Bitch (Lindy Booth), Kick-Ass (Aaron Johnson), and Insect Man (Robert Emms). See images via CBM below:

As a bonus, there’s also a set video of Christopher Mintz-Plasse holding up a convenience store as his character The Red Mist. The long take gives some idea of the shenanigans we can expect from the follow up to the 2010 action comedy hit. See below:

Kick-Ass 2 also stars Chloë Moretz, Lyndsy Fonseca, Yancy Butler, Donald Faison, John Leguizamo, and Olga Kurkulina. In addition, it features Nicolas Cage in a cameo. The film is scheduled to hit theaters on June 28, 2013.

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