“Sadly, I think I’m done with the character,” Chloe Moretz said last summer about her future playing Hit-Girl following the disappointing box office results of “Kick-Ass 2” in 2013. “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.” While the actress’ swipe at piracy ignores the fact that the reception to the sequel was not as warm as the first, and no one was really asking for a sequel, it seems at one point that there was talk of extending the brand a bit further.
Doing the rounds for “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” “Kick-Ass” creator Mark Millar revealed that had things gone a different way, the series would’ve continued in an interesting direction. “Before ‘Kick-Ass 2’ came out, we’d been talking about a Hit-Girl spin-off movie” he told IGN. “We’d even talked to a director – we had a couple of calls with Gareth Evans, who I absolutely love. He’s an amazing director. But Gareth’s now busy. ”
In other words, in an alternate universe, the guy who made “The Raid,” could’ve brought his relentless action chops to the “Kick-Ass” series. Dare to dream. But speaking of Evans, while he’s certainly busier these days, one project we won’t see for a while from him is “The Raid 3.” He recently hit Twitter to share the status of the much talked about trilogy capper.
. @GundamFan4Life The Raid 3 isn’t going to be happening anytime soon. Ideas in my head. Nothing written. No set date. 2018/19 possibly.
— Gareth Evans (@ghuwevans) January 21, 2015
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