Jeff Wadlow‘s Kick-Ass 2 has added another actor to it cast, announcing that Donald Faison, best known for his role as Turk on the TV show Scrubs, will join forces with Aaron Johnson‘s titular character for the sequel that’s set to shoot this fall. Faison will play Dr. Gravity, a man who believes he is a Columbia physics professor moonlighting as a crime-fighter like Kick-Ass. Dr. Gravity uses his “gravity-rod”, a device he says can change the weight of everything around it. Dr. Gravity is also a member of Justice Forever, a group of not-so-super heroes, inspired by Kick-Ass, to create their own alter egos and fight crime on the streets.
With this addition of Dr. Gravity, the Kick-Ass 2 plot is coming together bit by bit. It has been rumored that a large portion of the film will follow Hit-Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz), the foul-mouthed, butterfly-knife-wielding preteen and the events following the first film, where she’s given up being a hero and trying to live a normal life. With Dr. Gravity now confirmed for the film, the plot may follow Kick-Ass teaming up with Justice Forever and fighting the evil Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), who at the end of the first film swore his vengeance upon his former friend and becomes the super-villain Motherfucker.
Kick-Ass 2 also sees Nicolas Cage returning as Big Daddy, in some form or another, as well as John Leguizamo, who’s set to play Motherfucker’s bodyguard, Javier. Filming is expected to begin this fall.