‘Kick-Ass’ director Matthew Vaughn has said that he would not turn down the possibility of expanding on his superhero story. However, he may have to push forward without one major character.
Making an appearance at the Provincetown Film Festival, Chloë Grace Moretz (Hit-Girl) shut down any chance of participation in a potential ‘Kick-Ass 3.’ The actress said she “wished [‘Kick-Ass 2’] had been handled in a little bit of a different way.”
The 2010 comedy based on the Marvel comic featured Moretz as Hit-Girl and earned nearly $100 million worldwide. The 2013 sequel was far less successful and was underwhelming to both critics and fans. Rumors of a ‘Kick-Ass 3’ have been around for some time, though anything has yet to be confirmed.
In an interview with Empire, Vaughn said he was planning a “reboot” of ‘Kick-Ass’ as well as a ‘Hit-Girl’ solo film. Vaughn mentioned that the solo film would either feature a younger or older version of Hit-Girl, but would not clarify which.
Speaking about the franchise and her future (or lack thereof) as a part of it, Moretz said:
“I love the franchise, I think the first movie was really, really special. I wish the second one had been handled in a little bit of a different way. Because I think we were all kind of looking forward to something a little different than what happened with it all.”
She may be referring to the moment in ‘Kick-Ass 2’ where Hit-Girl and Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) shared a kiss, as the characters had been shown to share a sibling-like relationship rather than a romantic one. Moretz said she wants fans to remember the Hit-Girl from the first film:
“As much as I love the character of Hit-Girl, I think she lives and survives in ‘Kick-Ass,’ and I kind of want to keep her there. I kinda wanna keep everyone’s mind in ‘Kick-Ass.’ So I don’t think there will be a ‘Kick-Ass 3,’ at least I don’t think with Hit-Girl in it.”