Scrubs star Donald Faison is set to join the cast of Kick-Ass 2.
According to Deadline, the actor is in negotiations for a key role in the superhero sequel. Faison would appear on screen as “a baseball bat-wielding masked character who fights alongside Kick-Ass”.
Released in 2010, the film tells the story of an ordinary teenager, played by Aaron Johnson, who sets out to become a real-life superhero called Kick-Ass. The movie, adapted from the comic book series of the same name, was not a huge box office success, but has amassed a strong cult following since its release on DVD and Blu-Ray.
The sequel, titled Kick-Ass 2: Balls To The Wall, is scheduled to begin shooting in Toronto and London next month (September). Johnson has confirmed his return as Kick-Ass, while co-stars Chloe Moretz, Nicolas Cage and Christopher Mintz-Plasse will also reprise their roles from the first film. The sequel has a new director, Jeff Wadlow, but original helmer Matthew Vaughan will be involved as a producer.
Faison, 38, is best known for playing Dr Christopher Turk in long-running hospital comedy Scrubs from 2001 to 2010. He now stars in another TV comedy series, The Exes, whose second season is currently airing in the US. His previous film credits include Remember The Titans and Skyline.