Chloe Moretz Says Piracy Means 'Kick-Ass 3' Probably Won't Happen
Gifted young actress Chloe Grace Moretz has been making the publicity rounds for her latest tearjerking drama If I Stay, and that means she's been fielding questions about projects other than the current one she's promoting. And considering most of the general population knows he as the foul-mouthed, ass-kicking Hit-Girl from Kick-Ass and last year's underwhelming sequel, she was inevitably asked about Kick-Ass 3. However, rather than being hopeful about the possibility of another film in the R-rated comic book franchise, she pretty much shot down any hopes fans might have of seeing her suit up again. More below!
Speaking with Digital Spy, Moretz lamented that Kick-Ass 3 probably won't happen:
"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 theater.
'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.”
While she's certainly right about the piracy in general (despite the fanboy moniker being vaguely insulting), the film wasn't really one of the most pirated films online, because it didn't even crack the Top 10 Most Pirated Films of 2013. Sadly, what more likely killed this franchise is that Kick-Ass 2 was barely mediocre, with a weak script, lame action, and a style that felt like more of the same, much like Sin City: A Dame to Kill for this year. Jim Carrey added some fun to the proceedings, but it wasn't much help to a film that didn't have the goods on the page. But unless a miracle happens, don't expect Universal to make Kick-Ass 3.