Donald Faison arrives at Broadcast Television Journalists Association Second Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 18, 2012 in Beverly Hills
*Donald Faison is in negotiations to join the cast of Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall.
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Faison will play Dr. Gravity, a copy writer by day who dresses up as a superhero by night and wants to start a start a hero group called Justice Forver.
Matthew Vaughn’s MARV Films is financing the project, and Universal will distribute domestically, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Vaughn, who directed the first movie, is a producer on this one, with Jeff Wadlow in the director’s chair.
Aaron Johnson and Chloe Moretz are reprising their roles of Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl respectively. Christopher Mintz-Plasse is coming back as the villainous Red Mist.
The movie will adapt the recent Kick-Ass 2 comic mini-series as well as Hit Girl, which is in the middle of its run.
*Eddie Murphy will be honored for his stand-up, sketch, film and TV work at the first ever The Comedy Awards, scheduled to air Sunday, April 10 across multiple channels under MTV Networks.
The actor will receive the Comedy Icon Award, which will be given yearly to a modern icon, an individual who has contributed to comedy and whose impact has changed the landscape and inspired future generations of entertainers.
Among the presenters and attendees at The Comedy Awards will be Tina Fey, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Fallon, Tracy Morgan, South Park’s Matt Stone and Trey Parker, Ty Burrell, Louis C.J., Stephen Colbert, Rob Corddry, Bill Hader, Chloe Moretz, Craig Robinson, Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig.
The Roots will serve as the award ceremony’s house band.
Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer of The Lonely Island will perform their “Saturday Night Live’ music video “I Just Had Sex” with Akon for the first time live.
The Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence will also be presented during the show’s taping on Saturday, March 26.
The Comedy Awards will be broadcast on Comedy Central, Spike, TV Land, VH1 and Nick at Nite on April 10.