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Chloe Moretz Says She’s Done Playing Hit-Girl, Blames Piracy For Killing Plans For ‘Kick-Ass 3’

Chloe Moretz Says She's Done Playing Hit-Girl, Blames Piracy For Killing Plans For 'Kick-Ass 3'

Kick-Ass” gave fanboys something to squeal about in 2010. Dark humor? Check. Sweet fight choreography? Check. Perfectly placed Nicolas Cage insanity? Double check. And it was a hit, earning nearly $100 million worldwide, which is not too shabby for an R-rated, niche comic book movie. Three years later, “Kick-Ass 2” delivered none of the above. The sequel opened at number five at the box office, and barely scraped its way to $60 million. And Chloë Grace Moretz blames downloaders for the film’s failure, alleging they are the reason a third movie won’t happen.

“Sadly, I think I’m done with the character,” Moretz told Digital Spy. “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,” she continued. “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.”

We’re not quite sure where Moretz got her stats, since “Kick-Ass 2” is noticeably absent from the top ten most pirated films of 2013. Nonetheless, the young actress is sure that the economics of the digital age —and not the notion that the film in question was a crappy sequel that all but tainted the original— are the reason “Kick-Ass” likely won’t return. Then again, economics are probably why the film was pirated so much, as Moretz claims; it just wasn’t worth paying for.

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What about DVDs copies rented/sold?

It's goo-goo Wolf Man cool Wolf Man.

It’s goo-goo Wolf Man cool Wolf Man.


I want kick ass 3! I love hit girl!!!


KA2 wasn’t that bad,I think the reason why it wasn’t as good as KA 1is simplefirst there was no Nicolas Cage, and let’s face it he made the movieor stole the show so to speak and should be considered as the next Dark Knight but secondlyhit girl lost her cuteness because she’s growing upand it’s not piracy that makes movies fail it’s over paid actors and bad script sequels are never as good as the original. But I enjoy the movie none the less and even if people don’t go and see it in the theater the big money is in DVD sales she’s copping all here.


Ink both pf the movies are amazing and if I could turn back time I would watch the mpvie in cinema’s and I would drag all my friends to it. Its an amazing movie and I wish they did a 3rd one since then I would have a chance to go and see ot in cinema. Hope they rethink that and make another one :(


Jack Sparrow 2.0


2014 has a new terrorist!


The movie sucked for two reasons. The first one was cool because it was mainly about hitgirl and big daddy and their story. That is what made the movie cool was THAT story. In the second one you have hit girl not being a badass? That is like the worst mistake ever putting boring high school girl stuff in an action movie. Chloe I think you are an awesome actor but it is pretty clear to me why the second one did badly. Take out all the bull crap about kick ass with those other people which was stupid and pointless. Take out the high school girly stuff. Then you will have yourself an action movie if you focus on hit girl being the badass she is supposed to be!


Movies have to be GIANT to overcome the piracy problem. So, piracy means fewer movies and fewer indie movies in particular, and no second chances for anyone. You get what you pay for.


I want to thank the pirates for killing Kick Ass 3. After the fiasco that was Kick Ass 2. Somebody had to do something to make it stop.

Emperor Zerg Rush

Strangely not copping to the fact that Kick-Ass 2 was a dud. It even had a shitty tie-in game released on XBLA that was so far from the actual film that it's amazing anyone willingly signed off on it for a reason other than hoping to rope in suckers who wanted to pay for it.

A Kick-Ass 3 wouldn't have happened either way (certainly not as a theatrical outing anyway) and they should have realized this before anything ever began to materialize around Kick-Ass 2 and instead opted for a Hit-Girl solo film since the clear breakout star in Kick-Ass wasn't Aaron-Taylor Johnson.


It'a fighting with 'movie 43' on the title of being the shitiest film of 2013, and defently in the top 5 of the worst movie ever


so it wasn't down to KickAss 2 being a humongous pile of shit?

The drop between KickAss to KickAss 2 is as big as original star wars to new star wars. Moretz is also terrible in the second.

Hollywood blaming piracy for their ineptitude and lack of ideas has to be stop.


I kinda like that she stepped out of here Taylor Swift persona.
ANd at least she didn't blame the failure of Carrie on pirating.


stop making movies for fanboys

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