While ‘Kick-Ass 2’ didn’t perform as well as some may have hoped, we learned recently that the creators of the source material, Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr., are staying optimistic about completing the film trilogy by adapting the third and final installment of their popular comic book series. However, not everyone involved in the movies is as positive about the possibility of another big screen adventure featuring Kick-Ass, Hit-Girl, and the villain formerly known as Red Mist.
In an interview with Digital Spy about her new movie ‘If I Stay,’ Chloe Grace Moretz reveals that her time as the ass-kicking Mindy McCready has probably come to an end. Though there were many things working against it like co-star Jim Carrey’s opposition to the content and refusal to promote the film, the actress blames internet piracy for the downfall of ‘Kick-Ass 2’:
“Sadly, I think I’m done with the character. Hit-Girl was a very cool character, but I don’t think there will be any more movies. You make these movies for the fanboys, but nowadays everyone seems to pirate them rather than watch them in the movie theatre.
‘Kick-Ass 2’ was one of the number one pirated movies of the year, but that doesn’t help us because we need box office figures. We need to prove to the distributors that we can make money from a third and a fourth movie – but because it didn’t do so well, we can’t make another one.
If you want more than one movie, everyone has to go and see movies at the cinema. It’s all about the numbers in the theater.”
If Jeff Wadlow’s last film ends up being Hit-Girl’s final bow at the movie theater, at least she had a good run. But just because Moretz has moved on from that character doesn’t mean that she isn’t open to looking for more comic book movie roles. The young actress shared that she’s actively keeping tabs on various books and comics for future roles, especially since she feels disappointed by the marginalization of female superheroes that often involves them in “a more sexual plotline rather than seeing an actual character on screen.” With more and more superheroes making it to Hollywood every day, maybe she’ll be able to change that by taking up another heroic mantle at some other point in her career.
What do you think about Chloe Grace Moretz’s comments on the future of the ‘Kick-Ass’ films? Do you think that there’s no hope for a ‘Kick-Ass 3’? And what other superheroes could you see the young actress play now that she has seemingly hung up her Hit-Girl cape and arsenal of weapons? Share your thoughts and theories in the comments below.